Leftfield & Sleaford Mods 'Head And Shoulders' by Casey & Ewan

Leftfield & Sleaford Mods 'Head And Shoulders' by Casey & Ewan
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Directing duo Ewan Jones Morris and Casey Raymond have crafted this eye-popping - and bone-crunching - multimedia animated video for Head and Shoulders, the acerbic new single from Leftfield, featuring Jason from Sleaford Mods.

Ewan & Casey go as over-the-top as possible, with a video that follows an unsightly and particularly gluttonous Pacman-like creature on a consumerist rampage, reaching new outrageous extremes with each new animation style.

Having said that, the stop-frame monster, with those horribly real-looking human teeth, is probably the best...

 

From the director

EWAN + CASEY:

"It was exciting to hear some new music from Leftfield, especially as it was so out-there, a driving throb of bleeps and noises, accompanied by Jason from Sleaford Mods ranting about the detritus of modernity. It was pretty clear from the start a degree of subtlety wasn’t what was called for.

"It was pretty clear from the start a degree of subtlety wasn’t what was called for."

"And so was born the story of a little monster who gorges himself on bin bags, cigarettes, chocolate bars, pigeons etc… growing bigger and bigger with overconsumption until he is able to swallow sky scrapers and entire planets.
 
"And as the monster evolves so does the style of animation, beginning with 80s children’s TV style paper/cell animation, switching to stop motion models (all in camera, no compositing apart from rig removal). and ending in a cosmic digital world."
 

Credits

Director
Casey & Ewan
Producer
Monica Domanska
Production Company
Riff Raff FilmsRiff Raff Films website
Executive Producer
Sarah Boardman
Colourist
Dan Moran
Grading company
Smoke & Mirrors
Post production company
Smoke & Mirrors
Post Producer
Lydia Evitt
Post Producer
Sophie Harrison
Commissioner
Natalie Arnett
Label
Bmg Rights
2D Animation
Thu Tran
2D Animation
Lisa Ramsey
Stopmotion Animator
Leo Nicholson
Model Maker
Natasha Nicholson
Paper Engineer
Ian Watson
Assistant Paper Engineer
Rosie Smith
Pre Light
Laura Howie
Compositor
John Moore
3D
TheStudio @ Smoke & Mirrors 
Post Producers
Sophie Harrison & Lydia Evitt
Previz
Davide Frusteri, Christian Tailor
3D Artists
Silvia Casali, Nicola Destefanis, Nicola Gastaldi, Christian Tailor
Monster Rig
Nicola Destefanis
Jason Head
Nicola Gastaldi
Lead Compositor
Guillaume Weiss
Compositors
Nicola Destefanis, Nicola Gastaldi, Christian Tailor
Studio Creative Director
Dan Andrew

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