David Knight - 22nd Jan 2020

New York-based mini-brass band Lucky Chops have turned to the Hamburg-based illustrators and animators Daniel Almagor and Raman Djafari to visualize their rousing instrumental track Traveler, and the result is a genuinely surreal work of imagination.

Almagor and Djafari have been working together as animators since 2018, and have created some wonderfully surreal extensions of their imaginative illustrative work for Fjaak before this. The video for Traveller is a a combination of animation techniques, with hand-drawn characters in a crazy mixed-up CGI world in which smalltown life is disrupted by the arrival of a fantastic carnival-like parade. It's strange, unclassifiable and exhilarating.

Credits

DirectorDaniel Almagor
DirectorRaman Djafari
LabelLucky Chops
Other creditsAdditional animation: Charly Spies and Inger Bierma

David Knight - 22nd Jan 2020

Related Content

video

Talos 'Odyssey Pt II' by Máni M. Sigfússon

A body with undulating skin, coallesces into a figure that floats, grows and becomes huge, barely contained by the warehouse building that surrounds it, in Máni M. Sigfússon's …

Lassamie Prasimay - 2nd July 2018

video

YGT 'Sinking Ship' by Sam Mason

An subliminally surreal fantasy directed by Sam Mason, created in 3D and motion capture, with support from Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia and Celtra.

David Knight - 4th Feb 2019

video

TNGHT 'Gimme Summn' by Cole Kush

Welcome to the world of Cole Kush, a Canadian animator who habitually tests the boundaries of CGI and leads the viewer to a very unsettling place, not very far from Uncanny Valley.

David Knight - 19 days ago

Latest News