Work / Animation

A look at Trunk Animation’s widely-praised Buckingham Palace projections

Forced to follow the Diamond Jubilee concert on Twitter (because of a competitive quiz-based game during an otherwise lovely Bank Holiday barbecue) it was striking that along with the flag-waving patriotism, snide cynicism and unceasing efforts of people trying to be funny, there was a lot of admiration for the animations projected onto Buckingham Palace during Madness’ short set. The work of London-based studio Trunk Animation, they used the grandiose canvas to full effect and brought an interesting visual element to a show not short of big set-pieces. On such a big stage in front of such a huge worldwide audience it would be churlish to complain that the animation wasn’t hugely groundbreaking, this was crowd-pleasing at its very best,