In this month’s Storyboard, Blinkink celebrates with tequila, Beakus heads to the library and Fieldtrip plays a game with gnomes

Jose Cuervo films
Blinkink directors Elliot Dear and Stephen McNally created three films with different animation techniques as part of Jose Cuervo Tequila’s 250th anniversary. Dear made two films: The Battle For Tequila in which he built a miniature set of the town of Tequila with live action performers shot in slow motion and The Margarita made up of 2D animation with dramatically lit CG backgrounds. McNally’s The Alchemist blends CG worlds and 2D painted textures. The executive producer was James Stevenson Bretton.

Magna Carta films
Beakus’ designer/director Gergely Wootsch made these two illustrated animations for the British Library to coincide with a major new exhibition, Magna Carta: Law, Liberty, Legacy, celebrating the 800th anniversary of the document’s creation. The films were voiced by Monty Python’s Terry Jones.

Magna Carta: Legacy from Beakus on Vimeo.

Magna Carta: Medieval from Beakus on Vimeo.

My Dear Gnome
This is directing duo Emmanuelle & Julien’s short film produced through Fieldtrip and Hornet partners ChezEddy. My Dear Gnome tells the story of two friends and an unsuccessful attempt to play draughts. “We created an entire universe for this film. Even the flamingo (Eugene) in the background has a story,” said Emmanuelle.

My Dear Gnome from Hornet on Vimeo.

The Edge/Peepshow
Saving Joule
The Edge hired Peepshow Collective to bring to life their story which follows a robot’s quest to power his ship and re-join his lost fleet. The 12 minute animation will be shown at the Mishkat Centre for Renewable Energy in Riyadh. Peepshow designed and directed the film from concept art to final render in three months.

Saving Joule / Trailer 1 from Peepshow Collective on Vimeo.

Guardian films
Sherbet’s Tom Senior animated these online films featuring The Guardian’s  psychotherapist Philippa Perry dispensing advice.

Art & Graft
Ministry spot
Art & Graft created this 3D crystal TVC and album artwork for Ministry of Sound’s Drum & Bass Anthems compilation.

Ministry of Sound from Art&Graft on Vimeo.

Jon Creamer

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