David Knight - 12th June 2009

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

Watch 'We Have Band’s You Came Out by David Wilson' here

Credits

Production CompanyBlinkink
DirectorDavid Wilson
ProducerJames Bretton
Director of PhotographyGeoff Robins
Art DirectorH
EditorVanessa Wood
PostSmoke and Mirrors
Post ProducerPaul Schleicher
ColouristMark Horrobin

David Knight - 12th June 2009

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