My first animation WOO!

The team at VH1 needed to tell the story of Tony Iommi of Black Sabbath and the origins of Heavy Metal and it's bloody beginnings.

The project started with a script with Tony narrating his early experiences which I used to create a storyboard. I was given creative freedom which proved excellent, as most of my suggestions were a included. So by the end we had around 50 frames from which I then produced final art. All within a three week period....ouch.

I totally loved the idea of the MACHINE as a supporting character and used that to create the factory building's 'face' - also can you spot the beast? A cross between Judas Priest's Hellion and a totally Metal Unicorn - happy days.

Thanks to all at VH1 - one awesome team.

Let's ROCK!!!!!

Tony Iommi from Paul Blow on Vimeo.