04.10.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction – Lunice & Ango & 247esp”

Here is the 4th episode of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy featuring Lunice, Ango and 247esp. The artists discuss creating an album together in a car as they drove across Canada.

Visuals by Montréal-based director and animator Malcolm Sutherland, with sound design by composer Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!

 

29.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction – A-Trak & Nick Catchdubs”

Here’s episode #3 of our animated series for Red Bull Music Academy, and it’s a peek into the pop culture-filled minds of Fool’s Gold co-founders A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs. Hopefully you’ll find it to be an enjoyable mix of the absurd and the profound (would love to see these two start their own podcast).

The visuals here are a collaborative effort from animator Brandon Blommaert and illustrator Josh Holinaty. The sound design and original music were created by Luigi Allemano.

Make sure you hit full screen on the episode above or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV.

Stay tuned for the rest of the episodes! If you missed the first two, watch Episode #1: Chilly Gonzales and Peaches, and watch Episode #2: Kaytranada and River Tiber.

27.09.16 by Jeff

Watch: “The Junction – Kaytranada & River Tiber”

The second episode in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy is now online! This second episode features 2016 Polaris Music Prize winner Kaytranada and fellow Canadian producer River Tiber discussing their first encounters with music.

The playful visuals were created by animator Hamish Lambert, with sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Make sure you hit full screen or watch it nice and big over on Booooooom TV!

22.09.16 by Staff

Watch: “The Junction: Chilly Gonzales & Peaches”

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Excited to officially release the first video in our 6-part series of animated shorts for Red Bull Music Academy. Highlighting stories of unique musical collaboration, this inaugural episode features Chilly Gonzales and Peaches reminiscing about the first time they met.

Visuals by Academy Award-nominated animator Patrick Doyon and sound and music by Luigi Allemano. Check out the full video over at Booooooom TV!

19.09.16 by Jeff

Animation of the Day: Two Door Cinema Club – “Bad Decisions”

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A perfectly weird animation for Two Door Cinema Club’s “Bad Decisions” features the work of several animators including: Anna Ginsburg, Frances Haszard, Chris Harrison, Joseph May, Jack Sachs, Daniel Wyatt, and Rob Heppell. Watch “Bad Decisions” over on Booooooom TV.

14.09.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Michel Gondry for The White Stripes

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Michel Gondry. The White Stripes. What more needs to be said? Watch the official video for “City Lights” on Booooooom TV.

13.09.16 by Staff

Red Bull Music Academy: The Junction

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Check out the official trailer for The Junction — a series of six animated shorts we produced for the upcoming Red Bull Music Academy in Montréal (September 24 to October 28)!

The first instalment premieres September 22 and features Grammy-winning piano maestro Chilly Gonzales and rock provocateur Peaches as they meet up for a basement jam session. The following shorts feature conversations between Haitian-born, Montréal-bred beatsmith Kaytranada and 2016 Red Bull Music Academy participant River Tiber, Jessy Lanza and Junior Boys’ Jeremy Greenspan, Lunice, Ango and 247esp, A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs, and Toronto four-piece BadBadNotGood with Future Islands’ Samuel T. Herring.

We tapped six of our favourite Canadian animators to come up with unique visualizations for each segment. That incredible lineup includes: Academy Award-nominee Patrick Doyon, Malcolm Sutherland, Dylan Glynn, Hamish LambertKyle Mowat, and Brandon Blommaert (in collaboration with illustrator Josh Holinaty).

Massive shout out to Luigi Allemano who created the sound design and original music for the entire series. Luigi is an animator himself, who’s worked on more than 50 NFB films, including Doyon’s Oscar-nominated film Dimanche. It was an honour to work with all of these talented people!

 

 

Thanks to our friends at the NFB for supporting this project, and everyone at Red Bull who worked on this. We couldn’t be more proud or excited to be part of Red Bull Music Academy’s first substantive foray into the world of animation! Watch the trailer below and stay tuned for the full episodes!

 

 

06.09.16 by Jeff

Video of the Day: Mark Pritchard – “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke

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Enjoyed this a lot more than the last Radiohead video! Polish filmmaker Michal Marczak directs this glorious video for Mark Pritchard’s “Beautiful People” featuring Thom Yorke. Watch it on Booooooom TV.