James Brown Saatchi & Saatchi Music Video Challenge

Xavier Fauthoux won first prize in the Music Video ChallengeSpecial Xavier James Brown organized by Saatchi & Saatchi. A beautiful tribute animated.

“James Brown is a force of nature, a gift from heaven. he invented funk, it was a symbol of freedom and success for millions of black Americans who combataient for their civil rights, who saw him as a source of hope and pride. ‘

Director’s Cut – James Brown music video – It’s Man’s Man’s Man’s World from SHOOT THE BOSS on Vimeo.



Chris Cunningham: jaqapparatus1


A sculptor/director/makeup-artist/musician, Chris Cunningham use his latest Laser-Fueled Robo-Sex Ballet to express his creativity .

Watch video here >>Chris Cunningham: jaqapparatus1 on Nowness.com.

From his formative years sculpting alien heads for Ridley Scott to his recent “jaqapparatus1” robotic performance-art installation, seminal music video director-turned-artist Chris Cunningham retraces his varied and critically acclaimed career in this personal, self-directed short. One of an elite group of directors alongside Spike Jonze, Michel Gondry and Jonathan Glazer who redefined MTV in the 1990s, Cunningham elevated the pop promo to a burgeoning art form with daring and disturbing music videos for the likes of Aphex Twin, Björk and Madonna. While his peers graduated to the big screen, Cunningham went underground, quit making promos and commercials, and spent the best part of a decade experimenting with fusions of film, music, art and technology that culminated in a string of live audio-visual performances at festivals in Japan and Europe. For “jaqapparatus1”, his first installation unveiled last month at the Audi City London high-tech concept store—a shadowy, sci-fi set involving two laser-firing robots locked in what seemed like a brutal mating ritual-cum-war—Cunningham cast two Talos motion-controlled camera rigs as his anthropomorphized protagonists. “Mounted on the robots heads are powerful lasers which they use to attack, repel and communicate with each other,” explains Cunningham, “a kind of duel, a surreal mating display which sees each machine trying to dominate the other.”



Østersøen (Ödland, Sankta Lucia) amazing stop motion animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video music animation

Ödland, album Sankta Lucia (october 2011).
Directed by Vincent Pianina & Lorenzo Papace (may 2012)
Music written, composed and recorded by Lorenzo Papace.
Alizée Bingöllü : chant
Lorenzo Papace : pianet
Léa Bingöllü : scie et chant
Isabelle Royet-Journoud : balais

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video music animation

Exquisite Papercraft Stop Motion Video for Ödland video music animation



The Shins “The Rifle’s Spiral”


The film mixes traditional puppet animation with 2D paper hinged animation. It was shot at our stages in Ojai CA. We shot with the Canon 5D, and 7D and 60D using Dragonframe software. For moving shots we used a rig called the Volo by ARC Motion Control (arcmoco.com). We also used a nice camera slider by Dito Gear.


Direction: Jamie Caliri
Production Designer / Co-Director: Alexander Juhasz
Editor: Steve Beebe
Lead Animator: Anthony Scott
Animators: Matt Manning, Mike Johnson, Rachel Larsen, Kent Burton, Rich Zimmerman
Post Production Supervisor: Damien Christian D’Amico
Puppet Fabrication: Pablo Grande Weiss, Yoriko Murakami, Robyn Yannoukos
Scenic Artist: Vera Long
Prop Artist: Kristen Droney
Set Designer: Neva Williams
Production Manager: Elyse Kelly, Susan Bell
Stage Manager: Matthew Manning