I feel SO happy that I can finally share my latest project: GORILLAZ - Saturnz Barz.
So unreal to work for such a big and well known client, but more importantly something that I myself have been a huge fan of for so long! These guys where literally in my top 5 of “totally-ultimate-dream-projects” and I might be just a bit more invested than the average fan when it comes to Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett. I used to have Hewletts drawings all over my wall in school, so to actually be attending meetings with him and getting his personal feedback is beyond what I could have dreamed of! He is just plain and simple a super cool guy, competely in his own world and the storyboards he did for this video were insane.
The video was done at Passion Pictures and I got to work on the 3D animation with three other senior animators. It demanded so much technical work to mix the 2D with 3D while also making sure everything looked nice from all kinds of angles in the VR version. In the end we had to run it through a new software created by Google called Spotlight, which required different departments to all be working in same scene at the same time - what a beautiful mess :) Anyway, I animated on the ghostmonster, the car, did some effects and also worked on some camera movement for the linear edit.
(After the delivery we got invited to a secret concert in this big old factory in south London, where they would play the entire new album for us - featuring artists included - and DAAAMN shit was on firel So excited for the release)
“Gorillaz returns after six years with the apocalyptic “Hallelujah Money” video, the first taste of their new record which is coming later this year. The band has issued this song on the eve of the Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump to serve as commentary on a politically-charged, historical moment.”