Friday, 12. June 2009 - 7:45 am
Hot on the heels of his marvellous and ingenious Praxinoscope-inspired video for Moray McLaren’s We Got Time, David Wilson has come up with another awe-inspiring and seriously unlikely animated video, this time for London outfit We Have Band.
You Came Out, created in collaboration with Weiden & Kennedy creatives Fabian Berglund and Ida Gronblom, who conceived the original idea, is a new take on the performance video. The three members of the band are always in shot, but more or less doing nothing – it’s the facepaint they’re wearing that’s moving, telling the story of a night of debauchery and excess.
It took three days and over 6,000 frames of footage for David to animate his beautiful facepaint designs on the band, relying on their infinite, good-natured patience – they basically had to lie still for three days. Plus he had the help of highly regarded mother-and-daughter animation team Joanna and Katie Anne Harrison. Joanna learned her trade on such classics as The Snowman and When The Wind Blows, while Katie is an up-and-coming star of the design and illustration world.
Like his Moray vid, it’s dazzling, it’s mesmerizing, and you’ve really got to wonder how the hell he does this stuff – but it definitely involves mirrors. What is he going to come up with next?
We Have Band
You Came Out
Prod co: Blinkink
Director: David Wilson
Producer: James Bretton
Animators: Joanna Harrison, Katie Anne Harrison
DoP: Matthew Day
Lighting Cameraman: Geoff Robins
Studio Assistant: Max Halstead
Art Director: Hattie Newman
Hair/Makeup: Anna Gibson, Robbie Joyce
Editor: Vanessa Wood at Speade
Post: Smoke and Mirrors
Post producer: Paul Schleicher
DS Artist: Dan Andrews
DS Artist: Henry Cummings
Colourist: Mark Horrobin