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Jon Hopkins 'Emerald Rush' by Robert Hunter & Elliot Dear

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.

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Robert Hunter
Elliot Dear
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Production Company
Executive Producer
James Stevenson Bretton

Other credits

3D Lead

Quentin Vien

2D Animation

Andrew Clarke, Campbell Hartley, Freya Hotson, Blanca Martinez

3D Animation

Lisa George-Gilroy, Laura Quinn


Robert Hunter

Character Design

Elliot Dear

Lead Compositor

Elliot Dear


Dave O’Neill, Robert Hunter

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