Analogue Loaders is the short, animated autobiography of Raphael Vangelis, a director in London who specialises in design driven animation.
“I spend most of my life swearing at the computer because it’s crashed or isn’t working. Here, well-known digital symbols are turned into something analogue and playful. The result is a homage to all the lost time we collectively spend in digital limbo in the hopes of sudden development on our screen.”
What’s more interesting for me is the painstaking attention to detail behind the scenes.
When asked how long it took to complete, Raphael said, “I started one and a half years ago thinking, ‘Ah, this will probably take me like four, five months max.’ But then commercial work happened and I had to pause a couple of times. Also, I 3D printed every model myself. Bought a 3D printer for the project and got deep into 3D printing which is not as straightforward as one would think — it’s a lot of experimentation and maintenance work.”
Phoebe Bullock and Will Entwistle of London-based phaded also worked on the making of shoot and edit, with music from Flying Lotus.
More of Raphael’s work.