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.

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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.)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Above: Direction— Tom Bunker and Nicos Livesey.

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© Tom Bunker, 2016

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