David Knight - 8th Aug 2012

"They told me not to smoke drugs, but I never listened..." sings My Morning Jacket frontman Jim James, and the lyric couldn't be a more fitting introduction to James Frost's wild, psychedelic trip of a video for Outta My System - which starts in live action, slips into 2D animation, and includes a pop-up cameo by comedian Zach Galifianakis (the animated version).

James Frost - now at new his new production company Honey Badger - makes a departure into animation with the Outta My System video, which sees a 2D one-eyed MMJ journey down the rabbit hole and through a lair with enough twists and turns that at one point the band's flying through a planet full of robo-eyes, and, at another, they're landing among satellites crashing into a desert landscape with rigs that pump oil through mechanized, Egyptian pyramids. And then, if that wasn't trippy enough, the animated Zach Galifianakis makes a cameo as an evil wizard, whose cape and hat are somehow made more menacing over his pullover sweater and cargo pants.

"I knew I always wanted to create a story that ended up where we began," says James Frost of the video's surprise, circular ending. "I liked the idea that because we were going into an animated world we could do whatever we wanted."

http://www.youtube.com/watchv=oPYQHQ4-kKo

Credits

Production CompanyHoney Badger
EditorNicholas Wayman Harris
Production AssistantMeredith Snider, P
CompositorGigi Ng, Keith Sullivan, Mark French, Greg Cutler, Ricky Weissman
ColouristSal Malfitano
ProducerBoo Wong

David Knight - 8th Aug 2012

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