Amie Nowlan runs CUT FILM in Bristol.
She’s a motion graphics and video artist who worked on an amazing promo video that went alongside the release of Keep On. She did a really brilliant job – perfectly captured the throwback vibe of the track complete with muscle-men and Olivia Newton John style aerobics.
Watch the video below and read a quick conversation I had with Amie about her work, her city and skimpy lycra. Big up!
First thing’s first, who are you and what is it that you do?
My name is Amie Nowlan and I’m an animator and video artist, specialising in music videos and promo videos.
How did you get into motion graphics?
I studied animation at Bristol UWE. I was working in a bar and got chatting to a DJ who wanted a video for a track, that was Luke Type aka Typesun. So I made the Heart Maths music video, and just sort of carried on from there.
You specialise in music videos, what do you listen to while you work?
When I’m not editing with the track I tend to listen to online radio, like NTS, Balamii, 10 Twenty Radio. I’m a huge fan of Stamp The Wax and religiously listen to their Monday Morning Mixtape to get my week going on a good note.
Who would be your dream artist (living or dead) to create a video for?
I think it’s got to be Prince, or Grace Jones, she has made some pretty amazing videos.
What was the initial vision for the Keep On promo video you did for me?
Wham-bam 80’s-tasctic aerobics! Think Travolta and Jamie Lee Curtis pelvic thrusting at each other in tiny pants
What are you working on at the moment?
A few promo clips and a title sequence for a band documentary.
Where can people find your work?