Award-winning and Innovative Animated Projects with Tom Bunker

Tom Bunker is an animator and director who has worked on some innovative and award-winning projects.

We take a look at a music video and a stop-motion trailer that won a UKMVA and featured on Channel 4 respectively, as well as some other animations and illustrations of his.

tumblr_nynf3kEzV71sqzs3uo1_1280

The embroidered patch-inspired music video for ‘Tharsis Sleeps‘ by Throne, which Tom designed and directed in collaboration with Nicos Livesey, was a massive undertaking.

It employed an unorthodox and wholly incredible technique of machine stitching over 3000 individual frames denim frames. (Full credits for the extensive production team can be found by following the video link.)

[vimeo 97718226 600 338]

Above: Design and direction— Tom Bunker and Nicos Livesey.

You can also take a look at a trailer for a Channel 4 (UK) programme that Tom directed with Nicos Livesey, as well as read a few words from Tom himself.

The video for the show ‘Drugs Live’ incorporated a range of techniques and materials including stop-motion, plasticine, felt, coloured wool, projections, and UV paint to create some amazing (and appropriately trippy) visuals.

1ceff19c129e5341

I am a freelance animator and animation director based in East London. I predominantly work in Flash and Photoshop to create my work.

I tend to work straight in flash, roughing out my designs and then sometimes cleaning up the animation in Photoshop.

7476f835ade27b89

When doing work for my Tumblr, none of it is planned, I just sit down and draw whatever is in my head, if I like it, I’ll go ahead and make a little animated loop of it and stick it up on my blog. I find its a good source of getting inspiration for new projects.

[vimeo 146185305 600 337]

Above: Direction— Tom Bunker and Nicos Livesey.

bf15b3d3aec942d7

tumblr_nxpqyrKEZg1sqzs3uo1_500

tumblr_nxnvpm1c3x1sqzs3uo1_500

IMG_0746

IMG_0765

© Tom Bunker, 2016

You might also like

  1. Love and Memory in Åsa Lucander’s Emotional ‘Lost Property’
  2. Tributes to the Inspirational David Bowie in Illustration
  3. Nik van Es Gives Us an Animated Process Breakdown
  4. Johanna Goodman Constructing Otherworldly Gowns in Imaginative Collages
  5. Creating a Unique Style through a Thoughtful Process with Anna Wray
  6. Nicole Xu Talks about Bringing Watercolour Techniques into Her Rich Illustrations
  7. Otherworldly Characters in Paintings by Tara McPherson
  8. Vibrant Jewel Tones and Balanced Compositions by Kaley McKean
  9. Talking to Rob Flowers about his Psychedelic Toy-inspired Illustrations
  10. Sharp Angles and Soft Colours in Illustrations by Sara Ciprandi
  11. Delicate Yet Dramatic Scenes in Paint by Billy Clark
  12. Neon Futurism and Digital Drawing with Francisco Galarraga
View All