Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Joji Koyama a.k.a. Woof Wan-Bau

The MESH scheme that is funded by Channel 4 in the U.K. has promoted so many up and coming animators. We already exposed the comix inspired short, Invasion by Matt Abbiss...now enter the world of Joji Koyama (a.k.a. Woof Wan-Bau). You can watch his Watermelon Love in the Year 4 section of the Mesh site. This short won the British Animation Award for best video in 2004 and has catapulted him to be one of the 'fly' boys in music videos today. Subsequently, he has done the video for Duke the Spirit's, Cuts across the Land. Also, Ikara Colt's 'Wanna be that Way' and my favorite, 'My Angel Rocks Back and Forth' for Four Tet can be seen here. He uses felt to bring his newest one alive for Cold Cut's 'Whistle and a Prayer' which is being shown at Resfest. Like Shynola, Joji is not afraid to try out various techniques and infuses each one with a look and feel all his own. I also noticed that he is being commissioned from the ANIMATE! scheme on a short called 'From Nose to Mouth'...can't wait to see it.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

he's got a new website- www.woofwanbau.com