David Knight - 23rd Oct 2013

The momentous team-up of Doctor P, Adam F and Method Man with The Pit, gets a suitably blockbusting treatment by Mike Tyler - a blood-spattered mash-up of martial-arts, sci-fi and horror, rendered in old-school animation.

All kinds of grisly goings-on are happening in 'The Pit' involving a Jabba-style boss, robots with circular saws and zombified humans - until the grand-masters of hip-hop, drum 'n' bass' and dubstep enter the fray...

Mike Tyler's fellow Burning Reel director Richard Payne - renowned for his comic book-style videos and shorts – came on board as animation director and this was produced in six weeks, working with illustrator Adam Relf.

There was also a lot of live action shot before the animation, as Burning Reel's Joe Elliott explains: "Producing a piece for Method man was a huge dream of Mike's, being such a Wu-Tang and general hiphop fan of course, so there was obviously a huge amount of passion that went into the piece. A lot of the Burning Reel family got to act in the piece too - being various zombified humans which was fun."

PRO Credits


DirectorMike Tyler
Production CompanyBurning Reel
AnimationRichard Payne
IllustratorAdam Relf
Executive ProducerCal Gordon
3D AnimatorAaron Moreno
Director's RepresentationMarisa Garner Associates
LabelCircus Records
Other credits2D Backgrounds: John Lane Robot Modelling: Simon Zaurrini Robots Illustrators: Agri Kurniawan, Eko Puteh and Zefanya Langkan Maega Cel Frame FX: Mathieu Scanlon, Kimberly Ray, John Lane and Mike Tyler Colour Grading: Josh Callis-Smith and Mike Tyler Production Assistant: Kaelan Ratcliffe Reference photography: Mike Tyler Sound Design: Tom Smith of Soundsmiths

David Knight - 23rd Oct 2013

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