Dancing life drawings

We first featured Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth back in 2009 as fresh graduates with bundles of potential. The duo’s latest work is a charming animated film to promote life drawing classes at The Book Club in London…

We first featured Matt Robinson and Tom Wrigglesworth back in 2009 as fresh graduates with bundles of potential. The duo’s latest work is a charming animated film to promote life drawing classes at The Book Club in London…

“Every easel forming a circle around a life drawing model offers a different view,” says Wrigglesworth of the approach to the film. “We created the film by editing each drawing with the next, moving 360 degrees around the circle of easels.”

Life Drawing at The Book Club from Wriggles & Robins on Vimeo.

Wrigglesworth and Robinson, known as Wriggles & Robins, are actually making a move from being a creative team at an ad agency towards being a directorial duo.

“We’ve been a creative team at Fallon for a couple of years but we’ve always done films on the side,” explains Wrigglesworth, “and we’re now trying to take it much more seriously. Being full time creatives is good, but we’ve always wanted to produce more things.”

The duo is currently still at Fallon and are soon to direct an ad through the agency. They’re also currently scouting for a location for their first music video commission which they’re shooting with production company RSA.

See more of the duo’s work at wrigglesandrobins.com.

Also check out the film Wrigglesworth directed with Mathieu Cavelier in 2011 about a philosophical Parisian piano shop owner here.

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