That David Wilson Does It Again

With each project, David Wilson continues to be one of the most interesting mixed-media directors to watch right now. Convinced he doesn’t sleep, we’ve seen him tackle a diverse range of the some of the most labor-intensive animation techniques in his short career. With his trademark “breathing new life into historical animation techniques”, David’s latest returns to that of 2D to create a hypnotic and painstakingly methodical journey for Japanese Popstars’ ‘Let Go’.

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It’s lush.

But it copies/borrows so much of Andreas Hykade new film Love & Theft that it makes me feel a bit sick with disappointment

Bran Dougherty-Johnson

There’s a long history of traditional morphing animation that includes artists like Vince Collins: Chad VanGaalen: and Markus Wagner:

as well. This video draws on that same artistic tradition …


Yes, but what about the tongue tug-o-war in Hykades’s piece? Or the zoom-thru’s to black world and little linework? Coincidence?

I agree the actual style of illustration is very different, including creatures, but some of the elements are amazingly similar.

Color me a skeptic. I am very jealous of guys who can dedicate this much time to avant garde cel-animation. It’s immensely impressive irrespective of who/where the concept came from.



Seeing that one now i must say it looks like a rip. The Love & Theft should be here instead of this one.

Nick Forshee

The objects/heads/food/tongues strung together pulling into black space sold it for me. The rest unfortunately felt a little “ive seen this before,” but never once felt unpolished.


Great video, seems like it was fun to work on. Very smart reuse of the same cycles, the film feels fresh all the time.


Great marrying with the music, palette, timing, and so, but mainly great mood and GREAT EXECUTION. What is with this constant death penalty tribune of “who was the first first first on earth”. Saul Bass is not the beginning of motion graphics, and Edison didn’t invented cinema. If you’re going to do something, do your best. Dali said “Those who don’t want to imitate anything, do nothing”. Just do!

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