You’ll be very hard pressed to find anyone that hasn’t enjoyed a spot of stop-motion animation. Whether it’s a family-friendly full-length film like Wallace and Gromit, The Nightmare Before Christmas, Coraline, Chicken Run, Kubo ( there’s just so many to choose from…), to the myriad of awesome home-made bits which you can find on YouTube, to the more extreme cases like the now unfortunately obsolete MTV Celebrity Deathmatch, there’s a stop-motion for anyone.
And then there’s London-based Animator and Director Nicos Livesey, who takes all of the above, and drops one too many pellets of acid into its play-dough tongue. The result: something beyond insane… in the best possible way.
Livesey’s work has landed him gigs with formidable clients such as BBC, Palace, adidas, Maynards Bassets (their Juicy Chew ad), Sherbert to name a few.
Take for example the music video he created for American garage punk band Radkey‘s “Glore,” which you can check out in the jump above. Awesome song aside, the visuals takes the band members on a bizarre and tripped-out journey all from within their living room. It’s nuts, and we love it. But what perhaps helped cement Livesey’s place as a sought-after animator is his visuals for metal band Throne’s “Tharsis Sleeps,” where Livesey creates epic (and we mean epic) stop motion scenes completely out of embroidery. The detail and patience it took to pull off such a feat as that is commendable to say the least.
And this is why we implore to to check out his work and relish, as we are, in his mastery as a artist—from the insane concepts right down to the painstaking execution, not to mention post editing. All this is good reason why Livesey’s work has landed him gigs with formidable clients such as BBC, Palace, adidas, Maynards Bassets (their Juicy Chew ad), Sherbert to name a few.
Check out a few selected videos throughout, and be sure to follow Nicos Livesey’s Vimeo channel here.