Get the Promonews daily round up

User Accounts

Get the Promonews daily round up

Gorillaz 'Tranz' by Jamie Hewlett And Nicos Livesey

Lassamie Prasimay - 26th Sept 2018

Everybody's doing live videos these days - even Gorillaz.

Well, almost. The gang is back as Gorillaz director/co-creator Jamie Hewlett and director Nicos Livesey at have teamed up once again to create the world’s most famous virtual band’s first ever performance video, for Tranz.

In classic Gorillaz style it seamlessly fuses different forms of animation and graphic styles into one seamless whole, with very trippy and supercool results. So trippy, in fact, it may have confused the guys at Blinkink, who say "We captured the band performing against green screen"... Perhaps it was live after all.  

Nicos Livesey is known for creating innovative animation techniques incorporating physical mediums, such as the tapestry embroidery for this year’s BBC World Cup trailer, and the old-school claymation of his “Glore” video for US punk band Radkey. He and Blinkink worked with Parisian animation house Eddy to get 2D, Murdoc (or his cousin), Noodle and Russel to take the unusual step of actually playing their instruments... 

Featured sponsors

Lassamie Prasimay - 26th Sept 2018


  • Animation
  • Performance
  • Indie
  • Pop

Popular content


Problem with this page? Let us know



Nicos Livesey
Jamie Hewlett
Georgina Fillmore
Production Company
Executive Producer
Bart Yates
Production Manager
Stella Ramsden


Director of Photography
Max Halstead
Focus Puller
Toby Goodyear


Paul Moth


Warner Brothers

Other credits

Animation By


Lead Animator

Romain Barriaux

Storyboard And Layout

Julien Perron


Romain Barriaux, Julien Perron, Leo Schweitzer, Martin Richard, Paul Nivet, Magali Garnier, Léonard Bismuth, Simon Duong Van Huyen, Mathilde Loubes, Victor Chagniot (work Experience)

Animation Clean-up

Mathilde Loubes, Antoine Carré

Colour And Shadow Animation

Meton Joffily D'Alençar, Rohit Kelkar, Antoine Carré, Constance Bertoux


Vincent Ewald

Compositing Assistant

Ekin Koca

3D Animators

Erik Ferguson, Oliver Latta, Marco Mori

Analog Synth

Michael Knight

Animation Clips

Lee Hardcastle, Macomoroni, Extraweg, Fergemanden


Simone Ghilardotti

Sound FX

Offset Audio

Lassamie Prasimay - 26th Sept 2018

Related Content

Industry News

Promonews logo

Music video creativity everyday.
Submit your video