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David Knight - 9th Mar 2018

Jon Hopkins long-awaited return with Emerald Rush, the first release from the new album Singularity, comes with this fantastic multi-media visual from Elliot Dear and Robert Hunter.

A boy in a forest is lured by a throbbing chrysalis to release a beetle that looks eerily like the young lad. Then he is transported into a cave where the swarm of beetles gather around a glass-surfaced lake. But is it actually a lake...?

And what appears to be entirely animated subtly changes as the boy slip[s into a space dimension, amid exploding nebulae. These were actually created in lo-tech science experiments by Dear and Hunter at the start of the eight week process making the film. More on the making of the video at It's Nice That.

Credits

DirectorRobert Hunter
DirectorElliot Dear
ProducerGreet Kallikorm
Production CompanyBlink
Executive ProducerJames Stevenson Bretton
Other credits3D Lead: Quentin Vien 2D Animation: Andrew Clarke, Campbell Hartley, Freya Hotson, Blanca Martinez 3D Animation: Lisa George-Gilroy, Laura Quinn Artwork: Robert Hunter Character Design: Elliot Dear Lead Compositor: Elliot Dear Compositor: Dave O’Neill, Robert Hunter

David Knight - 9th Mar 2018

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