MIE, set up by Yibi Hu and Joe Marshall, have just released a shiny new showreel displaying a range of work, which includes the unfortunately shelved BBC promo for the 2011 boat race. These guys are making waves at the moment, (excuse the pun) animating music videos for Faithless, producing their own short films, and working with an impressive list of clients.
Here are a few stills from MIE’s university boat race promo. It directly references “The Great Wave” by 19th century Japanese artist Hokusai. Two days before delivery, Japan was struck tragically by the tsunami and the spot was shelved.
Watch the promo here