Welcome to the year 2084. A once proud city has descended into a den of crime, sin, and misery. A corrupt police force and a vast criminal underworld make every day a savage struggle for survival. Yet one man will attempt a daring escape in a desperate attempt to break free. But can he survive…Battle Patrol?
Direction, Design, Animation: Mark Butchko Music by Peter Kallstrom
“When the guys at Interscope and Blood Company approached us about doing a music video for Zedd’s Paper Cut, we knew it would be the perfect opportunity to try out an idea we had been toying with for a while: gathering a dream team of some of our favourite artists from around the world to create one cohesive film using a variety of styles.
After coming up with the storyline we put together a script, storyboard and animatic and then divided the shots between ourselves and 10 of our favourite collaborators, with the only guideline being to work in black and white with a hand drawn feel.
“It’s already been 50 years since the streetwear legend Adidas Superstar was born. It seems like a good moment to remember its bright game-changing, team-working spirit.
We were invited to participate in this celebration under the executive creative direction of Hypebeast’s Enric Soldevila and The Others’s production, who asked us to direct this film belonging to the Superstar’s 50th Anniversary Campaign.”
Been a while since I wrote anything. I’ve been taking in everything happening around the globe like everyone who follows this blog. As a creative happy to be back highlighting the talented people I love to admire.
“Eni is making some major changes to contribute towards a sustainable future. But they’d like a little help from you — making small everyday changes like riding a bicycle to work. We pitched in with a hand-drawn campaign.
The project involved two live-action shoots, the creation of 3D vines and butterflies, lots of animation tests and some pretty intense frame-by-frame animation. We ended up with two commercials, a couple of cut-downs and print assets.
We wanted the actions of the protagonist to feel realistic and natural, so setting up a studio shoot was the best choice to capture natural movement.”
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The Americans melds high stakes espionage with deadly spy craft and taut psychological drama. Morality, loyalty and deeply emotional internal conflicts dominate the story. But what sets the series apart is the portrayal of Philip and Elizabeth, who struggle to reconcile a life of secrets and deception while trying to raise and protect their family.
“The Godfather of Harlem main title is an homage to the contemporaneous collages created by African-American artist, Romare Bearden (1911–1988), during 1960s Harlem. He is best known for his photomontage compositions made from torn images of popular magazines and assembled into visually powerful statements on African-American life. We felt his art was appropriate to the show because it shared themes and portrayals of social inequality and the African-American experience that the show similarly explores.”