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Paul Jacks 'Lightning Lobotomy' by Eric Power

David Knight - 17th Jan 2019

A delightful animated video by the talented Eric Power for singer-songwriter Paul Jacks, turning the everyday and largely mundane experience of taking a plane flight into a work of art.

Power's method, as with much of his work, is the handcrafted use of paper cutouts to create character and the surrounding world, which is both immediately recognisable but also unique.

Power says: "The song spoke to my own wanderlust, so I chose to explore a character who is seemingly on an endless journey. I wondered what the repercussions would be of a life spent in the air. Would everything begin to bleed together? I opted to dive into abstraction to explore these ideas. Unlike many videos I’ve directed, I decided not to focus heavily on a narrative structure. This ended up being a very challenging project to wrap my head around, but I am quite pleased with the results of my experimentation.” [from Director's Notes


David Knight - 17th Jan 2019


  • Animation
  • Stop motion
  • Air travel
  • Airport
  • Handcut

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