He'd make a good news reader wouldn't he?
Thanks for your comments, it is archive footage. I wish the Creative Commons site was open for longer but the trial ended before I could get the footage I needed, so lots of it is from commercial DVDs.
The polygon style shapes are an effect I suppose, using the auto-trace feature and a stroke filter in AE. There was plenty of manual editing to remove unwanted vectors though.
I think experimenting with ways of integrating live action/animation will be a common thread in future, I can already feel some more ideas brewing away somewhere, on a similar theme...