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

Credits

DirectorMike Tyler
AnimationRichard Payne
IllustratorAdam Relf
Executive ProducerCal Gordon
3D AnimatorAaron Moreno
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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