‘Ichisichisichisich’ is a music video that was produced by Sir ja sir in cooperation with comic artist Christopher “Piwi” Tauber for a competition of the German rap formation Die Fantastischen Vier. Their song of the same name was the second single of their 2007 album ‘Fornika’. Our submission reached the last 20 contestants.

The production took us three weeks. ‘Ichisichisichisich’ is visually a further development of the ‘Freedom Fighter’ techniques with the montage of comic book grids, comic elements and vintage public domain educational and B-movies. Compared to its predecessor ‘Ichisichisichisich’ makes more use of the third dimension and has got a cleaner aesthetic. The video narrates the story of Smudo, who is working in a meat factory. When finding out that in his band he was replaced by a Frankenstein version of himself he starts a bloody personal vendetta.

‘Ichisichisichisich’ 11/2007; 04:20 mins; PAL 4/3 on Vimeo

This is the online portfolio for motion and design projects and related research of Nico Roicke. I'm a graduate of MA Communication Design, pathway Digital Media, at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London. Also I'm part of the motion design studios Sir ja sir and Buchstabenschubser.

Beside motion graphics (or motion design, if you prefer) I'm the co-founder of the fanzine and weblog Jackpot Baby! - New digital pop culture (all texts unfortunately in German language) and I write for Berlin's finest Webblog Spreeblick - Pop, Politics, Products & Positions (German again). Go and catch up some of my latest tweets on Twitter (English and German, it's really hard to tell) or take a glance at some of my Flickr pics and Vimeo vids.