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David Gilmour 'Rattle That Lock' by Alasdair + Jock
David Gilmour's new single Rattle That Lock has been paired with this epic animated music video, the result of a fruitful collaboration between legendary creative director and graphic designer Aubrey Powell of Hipgnosis and directors Alasdair + Jock's team at Trunk Animations.
Aubrey Powell and the late Storm Thorgerson formed the art design group Hipgnosis in 1968 and are responsible for some of the most creative, evocative and iconic album covers in the history of Rock, creating game-changing artwork for the likes of Led Zeppelin, Paul McCartney, Peter Gabriel, Black Sabbath, 10CC, and Pink Floyd. David Gilmour, singer, songwriter and virtuoso guitarist as well as a core member of Pink Floyd, has forged a strong creative relationship with design group across the years and easily trusted Powell with the visuals for his latest solo project.
Gilmour's song - topped off with lyrics by Polly Sampson - was inspired by an unlikely mix of the French SNCF rail announcement jingle and Book Two of John Milton’s epic 17th century poem Paradise Lost. The poem, which sets out to deal with the grandest of themes, concerns the Biblical story of the Fall of Man: the temptation of Adam and Eve by the fallen angel Satan and their expulsion from the Garden of Eden.
With a brief to reference Gustave Doré’s sensational mid-19th century illustrations for Paradise Lost, the project needed a team who could not only bring the intricately detailed etchings to life but could do so in a manner that captured the depth, drama and scale of both Gilmour’s song and Milton's poem.
With the creative bar set high, Alasdair + Jock revelled in the opportunity to develop the imagery and weave some of their favourite art references into the mix. Goya, Bosch, Piranesi, Bernini and John Martin were all heavily referenced, as were smaller details from the famous ‘She Wolf’ Roman statue, a subtle skeletal illustration from ‘The Birth of Venus’ by Botticelli and an Otto Dix inspired dead horse.
|Director||Alasdair + Jock|
|Production Company||Trunk Animation|
|Creative Director||Aubrey Powell|
|Associate Producer||Daniel Negret|
|2D Animation||Layla Atkinson|
|2D Animation||Stuart Doig|
|2D Animation||Alex Potts|
|3D Animator||Clélia Leroux|
|3D Animator||Rok Predin|
|Sound Mix||Barnaby Templer|
|Other credits||Graphic Arts Agency: Hipgnosis Producer: Fiz Oliver (Hipgnosis) Sound Producer: Paul Schleicher|
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