Wednesday, 8. August 2012 - 12:45 am
Chris Lenox Smith, member of animation team Mixtape Club, went solo with this great video for Primus’s Lee Van Cleef. The song is all about the actor who was a legendary Western bad guy, and Clint Eastwood’s nemesis in The Good The Bad & The Ugly. And in Chris’s video, LVC is back – from the dead – and he wants one more duel in the sun.
Its in the distinctive style of Mixtape Club vids like My Morning Jacket’s Touch Me I’m Gonna Scream, and you can check out the process how it was made here. “Animated zombie western, what’s not to love? Big ups to Les and ATO for letting me run wild with this one,” says Chris.
This came out in May, and has now been added to the Official Selection of the Ottawa 2012 International Animation Festival.
Lee Van Cleef (ATO)
Director: Chris Lenox Smith
Production Company: Mixtape Club
Executive Producer: Randi Wilens
Producer: Bruce Moreau
Writing/Concept Development: Andrew Curtis
Animators: Paul Imperio, Anne Calandre, Julien Koetsch, Mary Varn, Elaine Lee
Character Design: George Harbeson
Design: Morgan Schweitzer, Eve Weinberg
Storyboard artist: Tavet Gillson
Set Design, Lighting: Jesse Casey
Animatic: Zoya Baker, Mary Varn, Julien Koetsch
Character Coloring: Ed Chow, Mary Varn
Additional Design: Alex Mapar, Brad Walter