Rob Ulitski - 20th Feb 2020

Jennifer Yarbrough and RJ Vinalon present a stop-motion labour of love for Low Octane's version of Shock The Monkey. 

The video for a heavy metal cover of the Peter Gabriel classic mixes live action performance with tremendous animation care of Probot Video. Exploring the world of Mister Simian, an animal rights antihero, the visuals are full of sci-fi iconography and action scenes, frenetically cycling through a multitude of set pieces - all created with action figures. 

Lo-fi yet extremely ambitious, Yarbrough and RJ Vinalon's video is reminiscent of stop-motion epics such Static X's Push It video (1999). The creative team had their work cut out for them, but the final project is a testament to their creativity and ingenuity.

Credits

DirectorJennifer Yarbrough
DirectorRj Vinalon
Animation CompanyProbot Video
ProducerJennifer Yarbrough
Director of PhotographyRj Vinalon
Director of PhotographyDamon Wellner
Animation DirectorDamon Wellner
EditorDamon Wellner
EditorRj Vinalon

Rob Ulitski - 20th Feb 2020

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