Bin Weevils Got Talent with Animate It!
We’ve teamed up with the kids online virtual world, Bin Weevils, for a really great competition to celebrate the release of the Bin Tunes album next month! Make your own animated Bin Weevils pop video and YOU could be in with a chance of becoming a real music video director.
If you don’t already have some animation software you can download the free 7 day trial of the Animate It! software to create your animation. Four of the best animators will get the chance to work with a top director at Aardman and help direct the official Bin Weevils video for ‘So Much Better With Two’. If you are not already a member of Bin Weevils, it’s totally free to sign up. Just log on to www.binweevils.com and you’ll find a link to the Animate It! Animation Station in your Bin Nest. Follow this link and you’ll find all the details on how to enter this fabulous competition – plus the song clip to animate!
Need some inspiration? Here are some of our favourite animated videos:
Sledgehammer by Peter Gabriel – Aardman was the creative engine behind this video which is widely regarded as one of the most influential videos of all time.
Winter Trees by the Staves – Another video produced by Aardman but shot using a completely different technique.
Fell in Love With a Girl by The White Stripes – An amazing example of brick animation!
Perfect holiday by SMILE & KARIM REJEB – One of the loveliest, most summery videos of all time!
Reet Petite by Jackie Wilson – This Claymation video was originally created as a showreel piece for the animator but was so popular the record was re-released with this video!