Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Bruce Bickford

Bruce Bickford is a Seattle animator who gained notoriety when Frank Zappa discovered his unique style and commissioned animation for The 1979 music video "Baby Snakes". A compilations of Bickford works was released in 1989 as "The Amazing Mr. Bickford" and a recent 2005 documentary called "Monster Road" is now on DVD.

Mr. Bickford came to the Portland based Will Vinton Studios,home of Claymation, during my time there and considered doing some commercial directing. He later concluded it was too restrictive.

His work has always awed and frightened me. Check out his website here: http://www.brucebickford.com/

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jriggity said...

crazy stuff!


Joel Brinkerhoff said...

You should see this stuff on a big screen, very scary.

Lots of people came to the studio, even Brad Bird. No Kidding, this was right after "Iron Giant". I've often wonder what would have happend if these guys had stayed.