I am no expert on the possibilities of the computer. Let’s get that straight first…
But I do know paper and I have animated paper before as a music video, so when I got a little message from my friend Dan (Into the Green blog) about this fusion of the computer and stop motion as a music video for Blitzen Trapper, I was intrigued. They used traditional animation combined with flash and got this. Take a look.
The song is called ‘Furr’ and it has all the wildlife you could have ever wanted or expected. It’s truly inspirational to me because it is paper+film, which is my exact background. I especially love how they treat photographs of people…. and there is this one shot of leaves going on to the deer antlers that just made me smile. and there are waves made out of cut up maps.
Gimme a break! I can’t handle it… Too much sweetness.
[It really brings up memories of the stop-motion cut-out animation I shot on 16mm a few years ago. I don’t have it on the dvd or dv or anything so I can’t post it yet…. It is called ‘Transformational’ and set to a song by Sarah Newberry. More on that later when I can post it but so much of this video took me down ye ole memory lane.]
Have mercy what a good piece of entertainment, especially during a time when music videos are becoming internet only situations. Not to mention the song is quite nice to listen to. I guess this one seems more like a film set to music more than a music video… which is just blissful to me. Thank you Jade Harris and Blitzen Trapper!