LA-based director/animator/creative wizard Carlos Lopez Estrada has signed to Black Dog UK and we couldn’t be happier.
As the youngest director to ever receive a Latin Grammy Award, Carlos’ ability to combine live action, animation, and special effects to craft left-field videos is truly next level.
Through his continuing work with experimental Sub Pop hip hop trio Clipping, Carlos has established an ongoing narrative where the aesthetic of each video vastly differs from the last. From his ominous one-shot film for Work Work, to the ballistic head-popping animation of Inside Out, the Clipping series has earned some serious acclaim for its ingenuity and creativity.
Maximum Balloon (from TVOTR’s genius producer Dave Sitek), indietronica band Passion Pit, veteran rockers the Goo Goo Dolls, and Swiss rapper Leal have all benefited from the Carlos Lopez Estrada treatment – and each now boast a groundbreaking, abstractly nuts video in their back catalogue.
But as much as we effuse, our words alone will never really be able to do Carlos’ work justice. Just make sure you check out his reel (and his press shot with a dog – we approve Carlos).