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On 07, Mar 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla
We’ve been maintaining radio silence for a while here at Trunk towers but don’t worry! things are happening. Layla’s been at the scissors, Rok’s populating the world with 3d characters and Jock is learning how to accurately model nipples.
Producer: Richard Barnett
Illustrator: Jock Mooney
Animation: Layla Atkinson, Pedro Lino, Alasdair Brotherston, Leslie Dart
Commissioner: Sam Seager
Artist: Lily Allen
Record Co: Parlophone
So, tonight you’ll be able to see the fruits of our labour at the Queen’s Jubilee Concert. We’ve been working like demons on animated visuals which will be projected onto Buckingham Palace during the performances. We’ve had a sneak peek at rehearsals and it looks spectacular. Our visuals are for two songs by Madness so keep your eyes peeled. They were commissioned by Sam Pattinson at Treatment Studios who organised all the visuals on the palace and who pulled everything together. Madness will be on at roughly 9.45. You can see more about the concert here
We are pleased to announce that we are taking part in Secret 7″ a groovy mystery-art project. It aims to restore a bit of excitement to the old 7″ single. The brief is to create a unique cover for a 7″ single from an eclectic variety of artists including The Cure, Florence and the Machine and DJ Shadow. But wait, there’s a catch, although each cover will be beautiful and a covetable object in it’s own right there will be no indication as to who created the cover or even the band name or what is on the track inside, it’ll do your heads in. These unique 7″ singles will then be sold to raise money for the Teenage Cancer Trust. The covers will also be exhibited at The Idea Gallery in Shoreditch in April.
Here’s a link to a little piece about Trunk by the Graham Chapman Project guys. We’re probably just over halfway through animating our 7 minute section. It’s a LOT of hand drawn animation, so far we’ve gobbled up four animators and 6- yes SIX interns. Yum yum.
We are super excited to reveal our newest project. Trunk Animation has been chosen along with 12 other animation companies to work on “A Liar’s Autobiography” an animated feature film based on the autobiograhy of Monty Python’s Graham Chapman. The film is based on a recently recovered audio cassette of Graham Chapman reading from his autobiography, a script was written based around this tape and the other original members of Monty Python were drafted in to play themselves. The whole film will be made in glorious stereoscopic 3d, this will be a steep learning curve for all involved but we are relishing the prospect of getting our heads around this new technology. You can follow the film blog here.Our section is being directed collaboratively by Jock, Alasdair, Rok and Layla. Jock has been hard at work on designing up the characters and we are working on our animatic. Here are some of Jock’s designs