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Lovely making-of video for BAFTA winning animation The Eagleman Stag

I was lamenting the proliferation of dreary making-of videos recently, wondering why they seem to swing from the sublime to ridiculous and suggesting that if there’s nothing else to say, it’s better to say nothing at all. They’ve become an unthinking part of too many projects, but anyone thinking of making one could do a lot worse than watch this example of it done very, very right. We’ve wanged on loads about Mikey Please and his BAFTA-winning animation The Eagleman Stag but this is a genuinely interesting insight into how it came together, crucially encompassing concepts and process. It’s a pleasure to spend seven minutes in the company of Mikey’s definite but lightly-worn brilliance.