Planet Eleven

In this penultimate animated short, things speed by at a lightning quick pace when one of the inhabitants appears to be running for his life.

Planet Eleven from Andy Martin on Vimeo.

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during November 2013. Also you can buy a print of Planet Eleven here.

Planet Eleven

November 2013 Characters

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Planet Ten

One of the ghostly residents of Planet Ten reminisces about days gone by.

Planet Ten from Andy Martin on Vimeo.

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during October 2013. Also you can buy a print of Planet Ten here.

Planet Ten

October 2013 Characters

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Planet Nine

Meet the kids of Planet Nine and their pixelated superpowers:

Planet Nine from Andy Martin on Vimeo.

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during September 2013. Also you can buy a print of Planet Nine here.

Planet Nine

September 2013 Characters

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Planet Eight

Here is the Eighth Planet in my year long animation project ‘The Planets’. In this one the inhabitants are helpless in their desire for the tasty blue fruit that is rife all over their planet, but these fruits are more dangerous than they appear:

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during August 2013. Also you can buy a print of Planet Eight here.

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Credit Expert “Alison”

I’ve just finished directing and animating the first commercial in a new campaign for Credit Expert. We interviewed real customers about their experience with the service and then animated the results.

Here’s a little video about the making of the ad.

Credits:

Direction – Andy Martin
Animation – Laurie Proud, Emma-Louise Wakley, Andy Martin
Production Company – Strange Beast
Agency – Red Brick Road

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Planet Seven

After the all out action of Planet Six things take on a slower pace on the surface of Planet Seven:

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during July 2013. You can follow the Illustrated Aliens project here. Also you can buy a print of Planet Seven here.

Planet Seven

Planet Seven Line Up

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Planet Six

I am now at the half way point in my Illustrated Aliens’ Planets project and to celebrate I have pushed the boat out on this month’s animation. It’s a stop-motion-tastic, all out battle between two arch rivals on Planet Six… and as we know “War, HUH! Good God y’all, What is it good for? (absolutely nothin’)”…

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during June 2013. You can follow the Illustrated Aliens project here.

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You can buy a print of Planet Six here.

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Planet Five

A glow in the dark, underwater theme dominates this month’s planet as we journey deep into Planet Five. In the animated short, one creature evolves into the next and for a fleeting moment the darkest depths of the sea are transformed by a dazzling display of light and colour:

If you haven’t caught up with the previous planets you can do so on their Vimeo channel The Planets.

Here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during May 2013. You can follow the Illustrated Aliens project here.

Planet Five

May2013characters

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Planet Four

100111 10010011 001L001110100 0101O01001110100101 V1001001001 101001E101 001101001… sometimes love is hidden in the wiring. This month’s Planet explores this in an animation featuring some of the 31 robotic characters created during April. Here are the spoils from Planet Four

And here is the planet illustration and a line up of all the illustrated aliens created during April 2013:

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You can buy a print of the planet here and follow the progress of the project here. All the animations are also collected on their own Vimeo channel.

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Mini Stopmotions

I have been using the new Twitter owned Vine App a lot recently to create some mini stopmotion animations. It a fun way to pass the time while rendering or to distract me while I should be doing something more important. Below is a little selection of the kind of thing I’ve been making.

I also try to ‘animate’ the sound so it syncs with the action. All sounds are captured live as I shoot the footage as that’s how the app works… super lo-fi!!

I’m on there as Handymartian if you want to see more.

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