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Category: Animation

Lookin’ in- Animations and music vids

music vid

Don’t be fooled, here’s the real vid.

Chas Williams and his session men do a nice blues!

Loved workin’ on the vid for this one ’cause  it had such a 1930’s feel to it…

Why? Photo animations!
There are no copyrights on photos before the late 30’s, so a lot of quirky, retro……


You’re driving it, dude! The Kiwi perfection of petrol moderation.

Even by World War I the motorcar was a thirsty contraption.

The 12 step program at “Gasoholics Anonymous” is for HOBBY DRINKERS compared to the SUV’s guzzlin’ greatgrandaddies.

It took Invercargill adventurer, sporting champ and serial inventor Ernest Godward to come up with the forerunner of today’s carburettor.
His  “Vaporiser” (née Economiser) used the……


Kiwis: International Racin’ Relations

Over the last few posts we’ve been discussing one scene in the animated music video for Chas Williams’s song “Something about this place,” the scene pictured in the above image.

Above: The music vid.

Starting second from the right was a stylised atom, meant to represent the work by Kiwi Ernest Rutherford. Next to appear……


Kiwi Heroes – part 2: Atomic Kiwi

If you recall from Friday, anyone reading this is invited to guess the Kiwi innovations and innovators (pictured above) before the post which follows this one. I’ll chuck your caricature in for free to  commiserate your evidently overworked brain.

Ahhhh, Inventive Kiwi’s, THAT’S the stuff of life!

To make your guesses a……


Animation: Christchurch Rebuild – Accessible city meeting summary

Christchurch City is getting an extensive rebuild after the damage in the 2010/2011 quakes. Various groups including the Canterbury……


Animation (completed)- Fracas at the Space Cafe

Click “Play” and turn up the volume!

The Christmas holidays of 2014 approached and a measure of concern was working its way into my worry box.

“I don’t have nearly enough jobs involving pictures

of planets, swathes of stars or classic cars,”

I said. “Nor do I have provincial policemen with pistols, winsome waitresses on jet skates or Elvises juggling……


Fracas at the Space Cafe – Animated Music Video

This is a total “strut yer stuff” trip with no budget but also no holds barred. Under the guise of the “Ancient Troubadour” we completed the tune “Fracas at the space Cafe” in time for Christmas,  this is the HD vid which will help market the tune to the hip young things who go in……


Animation: Cloudcharger- Satirical Interlude

Adobe got tired of their clients not buying the new version of their “Creative Suite” every year, so they recently instituted a monthly rental to keep the money rolling in. Their idea that the customer exists for the business rather than the business for the customer left me feeling like spooks wuz in th’ house…….


Animation: Feels Like Time – Breezy Thought Provoker

This was the second excursion into animation and a return to recording.
It became a favourite of many and addressed nigh all of the  existential issues facing a modern personage. This tune featured some real vintage fender rhodes and as a result sounds like a cross between the them from Taxi and some sort of……


Animation: Spinach Can, Spinach can. This is where it all began!

This isn’t the raciest of animations, but it was B&N’s first. Entirely experimental, funny as custard, atmospherically enhanced.

AND the music composed for the exercise is AN ABSOLUTE BLAST! Dig, and I mean DIG into the frenetic Hammond solo near the end.

While the piano was a virtual instrument activated by midi, everything else was analogue. All……