Tuesday, June 8, 2010


great video, cool sounds.

MARS! from Joe Bichard on Vimeo.


  1. Nice one! Even though the 'retro-minimal' vector animation (Flash, I presume?) has become something of a very widespread fashion these last five or so years, I still haven't gotten tired of it. Other nice examples are these music videos from two very different Swedish bands:

    "We Share Our Mothers Health" by The Knife, animation by Motomichi Nakamura

    "Achtung X-Mas" by Tyskarna från Lund (This is a Kraftwerk parody band, by members of the comedy troupe "Varanteatern" who did funny shows on Swedish Television ten years ago. Although it's a silly song with hilariously bad Swedo-German lyrics, I still think both the song and the video is quite cool. :)

  2. I like the first one better than the second link. By using the repetition, thus creating some kind of pattern in the animation, combined with the limited colorpalet, Motomichi Nakamura takes full advantage of vactor/flash animation. In the second clip I see many different things, but it doesn't really become one. Also I often feel tricked when they 'vectorise' a photo by pulling up the contrast and auto-trace it. The characters in the Knife's clip are really cool, and fit better in the stylized surroundings of vector animated films.