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03

Jun
2015

In news / blog
Press

By Richard

Blur | ‘Ong Ong’ Music Video

On 03, Jun 2015 | In news / blog, Press | By Richard

 

Having just finished a new lyric video for the Rolling Stones and currently working on a top secret project for a rock legend, Trunk were approached by Parlophone to work on the video for Blur’s new single. ‘Ong Ong’.
The penultimate track on Blur’s newest and critically acclaimed, Number 1 album The Magic Whip is “Ong Ong”, which has been given the Trunk treatment by directors Layla Atkinson and Pete Mellor.

Blur’s Creative Director Tony Hung’s concept of a classic arcade game video required the animatic to be pinned down as quickly as possible. Working with Tony, Trunk’s directors nailed it in just a couple of days, whilst a crack team of animators were lured into the studio, and 7 days later with only one killer all-nighter, the video was complete!

Influenced by the classic games such as Mario Bros, Donkey Kong and Pac – Man the video features the cute Mr OK, a bouncing ball which can be seen on the Ong Ong cover art, on a quest to be reunited with his girlfriend. In this wonderful traditional narrative, each level features a ‘Boss’ that our hero has to defeat. The riotous live-action sequence at the end of the video identifies each ‘Boss’, which were superbly characterised in digital form by Peepshow Collective’s very own Spencer Wilson. The gorgeous colourful palette used and playful nature of the video perfectly mirrors the fun and pop feel of the song.

Layla notes, “The song is full of fun and is very catchy which lent itself perfectly to Tony’s arcade game theme. As a big fan of the look from those early video games it was great to research them and to recreate classic 8 bit games such as Pong and Astro pinball”

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Credits:-

Band: BLUR
Track: ONG ONG

Director: TONY HUNG
Production company: TRUNK ANIMATION
Animation direction: LAYLA ATKINSON and PETE MELLOR
Producer: RICHARD BARNETT
Associate Producer: DANIEL NEGRET
Illustration: SPENCER WILSON
Animation: AMY SUTTON, LESLEY DART, LAYLA ATKINSON, PETE MELLOR.
1st ad: JONATHAN SIDWELL
DOP: PHIL POOLE
Costume design: SUSSIE JUHLIN-WALLÉN
Commissioner: WILLIAM NICHOLS
Management: ELEVEN MGMT

DAMON ALBARN as MR. CREAM
GRAHAM COXON as MR. BROWN
ALEX JAMES as MR. RED
DAVE ROWNTREE as MR. BLACK
MR. OK as MR. OK
MS. OK as MS. OK

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20

Feb
2015

In news / blog

By Layla

SRTW | We Were Young

On 20, Feb 2015 | In news / blog | By Layla

Chuffed to bits! Our music video for @srtwmusic is a Vimeo Staff Pick! Have a watch to kickstart your weekend!

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11

Feb
2015

In Press

By Pip

Trunk’s Junior creates video for Sasha Kloeber’s remix of SRTW’s ‘We Were Young’.

On 11, Feb 2015 | In Press | By Pip

Trunk’s Junior delivers a perfect video to accompany Sasha Kloeber’s remix of SRTW’s ‘We Were Young’.

The deep house track from spinnin records features a melodic calming beat, grand chord progressions and flawlessly chopped vocals. On one listen Trunk’s director Junior was hooked and inspired. When he heard the track he notes, “The way the loop of the voices accompanied by the synth and the guitar… and the sample voice saying “we were young … having fun … read my mind”. When I heard this my brain started to trigger a montage of random memories, short ones, even cropped ones that produced different emotions….” He set out to create a video that compares the drudgery and monotony of adult life against those fragmentary and misremembered moments of a younger carefree self.

Matching the chop and breaks in the track with visual cuts and edits creates a mesmerizing visual narrative that refuses to present a traditional story arc. Junior states, “The video is like a blurred memory, as though you’d been hypnotized, not all the information is there, it’s deliberately flat, not photo real.”

Juniors use of a tonal colour palette, that triggers memories of the nineteen eighties when deep house originated in Chicago, beautifully supports the strong flat graphic style of the video. Repetitive loops representing moments in a day and memories in time feature throughout the video anchoring those thoughts in the present. This graphic style was created using Illustrator, capatilising on its smooth vector lines and flat colour fields. It was animated using Flash and After Effects.

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Credits:-

Animation- Layla Atkinson, William Smith, Lesley Dart, Juan Buscarons
Illustration- Junior
Director- Junior
Producer- Richard Barnett
Commissioner- Hanan Cher
Record Company- Universal

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10

Feb
2015

In Director Page
directors
Junior

By Richard

SRTW | We Were Young

On 10, Feb 2015 | In Director Page, directors, Junior | By Richard

Director- Junior
Producer – Richard Barnett
Animation- Layla Atkinson, William Smith, Lesley Dart, Juan Buscarons
Illustration- Junior
Commissioner- Hanan Cher
Band- SRTW
Record Company- Universal
Production Co: Trunk

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01

Feb
2015

In news / blog

By Layla

SRTW | We Were Young

On 01, Feb 2015 | In news / blog | By Layla

Chuffed to bits! Our director Junior’s music video for @srtwmusic is a Vimeo Staff Pick!

Have a watch to kickstart your weekend!

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04

Nov
2014

In Press

By Pip

Tom Fun Orchestra | Earthworm Heart

On 04, Nov 2014 | In Press | By Pip

Trunk animation’s Alasdair + Jock have created another superb video for Tom Fun Orchestra.
The Canadian based Tom Fun Orchestra and Trunk’s Alasdair + Jock have built up a great working relationship. This produced two fantastic multi award-winning videos from the bands previous album You Will Land With A Thud. Their beautiful new video is for the band’s title track from their latest album Earthworm Heart.
Superbly dark with a wonderful streak of humour the video is a perfect accompaniment to the track. Jock’s beautiful illustrative approach has echoes of Wind in the Willows and Beatrix Potter, a smooth soft style that gently rolls and bubbles with a subdued and subtle line boil. The video was being worked on at the same time as Alasdair + Jock were creating their wonderfully received short Gelato Go Home! and the lyric video for Lilly Allen’s Air Balloon. In contrast to these works Earthworm Heart has a quiet palette and a more claustrophobic atmosphere. Alasdair notes, “ It was only natural that whilst we were working on a lot of bright and expansive work we wanted to create something that was a reaction to that.”

The idea for the short came from Hoffmann’s Struwwelpeter, The Story Of The Wild Huntsman. Alasdair explains, “rather than the traditional reversal of fortunes story we wanted to create a narrative that was more complex and less clear cut as to who was the hero or villain.” The short’s narrative is certainly more cyclical in nature than Hoffmann’s original. Without giving anything away, the clouds parting to expose a murder of crows against a glowing red hunter’s moon is one of the most beautiful and revealing shots in the short.

The video was created using a variety of software including Photoshop, After Effects, Flash and Cinema 4D. It was the first time that Alasdair + Jock created an animation entirely within the computer. Learning to build digital brushes that created just the right kind of feel that they required was an arduous yet rewarding process. Indeed as Jock observed “ the experience and skills we learnt creating Earthworm Heart were invaluable when we created the animated album for Coldplay shortly after”.

The duo was also very lucky to be able to utilise the talents of a host of animators that filed through Trunk’s doors working on various jobs. When a job was being rendered or awaiting clearance these noble animators offered an hour here and there to help out. One of these was Fran Puerto Esteban who was on a sponsored internship through the Da Vinci program. He worked exclusively on the crow within the short, which enabled the character to retain a particular style and personality.

The video was greatly received by the band who had been most gracious in allowing Alasdair + Jock to use sound effects to alter their track when needed for the film’s narrative. The talented people at Fonic once again worked with Trunk to ensure this process was conducted with sensitivity and great skill. Already the video has been selected for the International Music Video Festival awards in Paris, so let’s hope like its predecessors it also becomes an award winner.

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Credits-

Directed by Alasdair Brotherston
Art Direction by Jock Mooney
Produced by Richard Barnett @ Trunk
Animation – Layla Atkinson, Alasdair Brotherston, Sam Cundall, Sasha Dale, Fran Puerto Esteban, Andy Hague, Aaron Lampert, Martin Oliver
Compositing – Alasdair Brotherston

Music – Tom Fun Orchestra
Record Company – Company House Records
Sound Editor – Chris Swaine @ Fonic
Audio Post Production – Barnaby Templer & Jake Roberts @ Fonic

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24

Apr
2014

In news / blog

By Layla

Render Farm

On 24, Apr 2014 | In news / blog | By Layla

We’ve called in the big guns and hired ourselves a 10…TEN…extra computers for rendering, that makes 22 in the studio in total. It’s getting hot in here.

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20

Jun
2012

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In Park Village

By Richard

Kassidy “One Man Army”

On 20, Jun 2012 | No Comments | In Park Village | By Richard


Production Co: Shameless (Park Village)
Director: Richard Pengelley
Client: Mercury Records

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