“Gorillaz “Rock Da House”” by Candeland and Hewlett

  • ©Pete Candeland and Jamie Hewlett  Passion Pictures


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    Gorillaz “Rock Da House”




Company / Institution / Agency:

  • Passion Pictures


    The evolution from 2D to 3D of virtual band Gorillaz continues with Passion Pictures’ latest promo, “Rock Da House.” While the band members maintain their 2D appearance, this animation departs from the primarily 2D environments they inhabited in previous promos by involving a 3D Ghost Rapper character and stylized 3D dancers in the background. The Passion Pictures team led by directors Jamie Hewlett and Pete Candeland resorted to 3D band members where complex camera moves made 2D too time-consuming. Once the 2D was scanned into SoftToonz, the band members were married up with the 3D imagery in After Effects.

Additional Contributors:

    Producer: Hugo Sands
    Client: EMI Records
    Band Management: CMO Management
    CG Animators: Stuart Hall, Wes Coman, Geoff Suttor, Mark Wilson, Chris Hemming, Phil Dale, John Still, Andrew Bradbury
    Gorillaz created by Damon Albarn, Jamie Hewlett
    Designer/Director: Jamie Hewlett
    Editing: Stuart Hutcheson, Emmanuelle Lecchi, Kevan O’Brien
    Director/Animator: Pete Candeland
    Tracer: Sam Spacey
    Producer: Hugo Sands
    Studio Assistant: Tony Clark
    Production Manager: Erika Forzy
    CG Producer: Cara Speller
    Digital Ink and Paint: Phil Holder, Tim King, Megs White Dore
    FX Supervisor: Chris Knott
    Post Production: Passion Pictures, Aaron Baxter
    Production Assistant: Ben Beavan
    Key Assistants: David Burns, Molly Sanderson, Haesook Park
    Animation Assistants: Brent Odell, Michael Douglas, Katherina Manolesson
    Special FX Animators: Nicola Perkis, Barney Russell
    2D Coordinator: Lela Budde
    Additional Animation: Robert Valley

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