Cat Velez - 11th Feb 2016

Youth Hymns paired up with (or kidnapped, as they call it) illustrator and animator Russell Taysom to complete some zany pop-punk visuals for British rock outfit Vant's track Fly By Alien.

The video features frontman Mattie Vant wearing bright red video goggles as he travels past meteors and onto earth where he runs into whirling pollution, tsunamis, volcanic eruptions and other cataclysmic phenomena. Illustrating lyrics such as "that race is gonna kill itself", the video provides cartoonified examples of impending doom in the face of the global climate change crisis. 


"Russell the illustrator was very accommodating, especially after we kidnapped him and forced him to draw for two weeks straight. After the final 24-hour render, we were certain we’d made The Guinness Book of World Records. Turns out ‘Frozen' had a single frame that took 132 hours. Disney… aways trying to one-up us!"

PRO Credits


DirectorYouth Hymns
ProducerSuzi Simms
Production CompanyPartizan Darkroom
Production ManagerLucy Rogers
1st ADKerry Green
Director of PhotographyYouth Hymns
GafferHunter Daly
Art DirectorOllie Hogan
Make-upAnna Thompson
EditorYouth Hymns
ColouristLewis Crossfield
Grading companyElectric Theatre Collective
VFXYouth Hymns
CommissionerAndrew Law
IllustratorRussell Taysom
ModelsPaul Baker
Other creditsModel Makers: 3D Studios Team

Cat Velez - 11th Feb 2016

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