Lee Ann Womack 'Hollywood' by Chris Ullens
This wonderful video by Chris Ullens for country star Lee Ann Womack brings the story of a crumbling relationship to life in a way that's both familiar and new: stop motion animation meets live action to quite brilliant effect.
It's a couple - Lee Ann and her narcissistic boyfriend - on a road trip through iconic California, a series of motels and car journeys as he seeks fame and she provides selfless support. The brilliant conceit is that this believable world is created through a combination of puppets, miniature models and real locations, rear-projected and edited with a level of craft that blurs the lines between live action and animation.
Ullens has so much experience as a stop motion animator, and a storyteller and its really demonstrated here. It's one of the best things he's ever made.
|Director of Photography||Jamie Durand|
|Art Director||The Joy Of Sets|
|Other credits||Model Makers — Connor Chung, Areeya Bass, Kat Joseph 3D Technician For Models — Michal Bogusiak Projectors Provided By — Event Projection Time-lapse Processing By — Dan Lowe Studio Assistant — Caoimhin Coffey Studio Provided By — Scenic Sets Title Font By — Typesgal|
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