Tuesday, August 7, 2007
Citizens Against Safety Goggles: Mike L. Mayfield
A pair of bizzarre animations to start yer week after the long weekend off right. Here's the work of Mike L. Mayfield, of the Citizens Against Safety Goggles, a YouTube comedy troupe that I'm rapidly suspecting is just Mike and whatever talented film buddies he can shanghai into working on his mad projects. You'll remember I posted the excellent animation he created from found audio a few weeks back...'The Lollipop Tree'. His 2d work has a real anarchic old-school feel to it...it's a contemporary film but looks like sumthin' outta International Rocketship circa 1975. Complementing the animation is some really great music and v.o. work. From the website:
Mike L. currently lives in Los Angeles, where he continues to work on CASG films, as well as a number of other projects. He worked at DPS Flim Roman, Inc. on the show "King of the Hill" for nearly two years, on commercials for Guinness, Snickers, and the Ohio Lottery at Moo Studios for nearly a year, and at FOX Television Animation on the show "American Dad!" for over a year. In September, 2007, Mike will shift gears and focus all his energy on Citizens Against Safety Goggles work and freelance projects.
I'll be keepin' an eye out for Mike's future work. Meanwhile, TAIS members, anybody with requests for particular genres or animators, lemme know and I'll track 'em down. Late.