Dire Straits - “Money For Nothing”: This is one of the first music videos to feature a computer generated human. The video was directed by Ken O’Neil, but the animation was by Ian Pearson and Gavin Blair who would eventually go on to found Mainframe Animation and create the first fully computer animated TV show. (4:38 minutes)
Gorillaz - “Clint Eastwood”: This is the first music video featuring cartoon character musicians in a band created by Jaime Hewlett and Damon Albarn. (4:27 minutes)
Dire Straits - “Money For Nothing”
by Ken O’Neil
Gorillaz - “Clint Eastwood”
by Jaime Hewlett
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René Walling is a fan of SF, animation and comics, this has led him to co-chair Anticipation, the 2009 Worldcon, be involved with fps magazine for more than a decade, write reviews of francophone short fiction for The Portal, and start Nanopress, a Canadian small press. He looks forward to living on Mars where he would benefit from having more than 24 hours in a day.