Birdmask Visuals go 3D. Back in December 2012 I was approached by DJ and Producer duo Punks Jump Up to create a music video for a new track they were wanting to release this year - a giveaway to promote them releasing new tracks under their own label.
Their style is very much influenced by 80s and early 90s electro pop; synth led and with a pounding house beat. This new version of Birdmask visuals is a nod back to that time with it's bright colours and geometric shapes.
There are 2 versions of the track in the final release - a club mix and the video version. The video version goes down a more cinematic route, with bigger build ups.
Director : Edouard Salier
DOP : Arnau Valls
Producer : Lee Groombridge
Production : SomeSuch & Iconoclast
Art Direction / Lead compositor : Xavier Reyé, Julien Michel, Damien Martin, François Peyranne
Production designer : Jon Henson
Stylist : Tina Kalivas
Hair : Vi Sapyyapy
Make-up : Adrien Pinault
Editor : Sylvie Landra Fred Olzak
Colorist : Didier Lefouest
Post Production: Digital District
This animated music video is inspired by a heartfelt story of a relationship between two soldiers during the Second World War, called "Letter to a G.I.", first published in 1953 and republished in September 1961 by "ONE Magazine" in the USA.
In the letter, one of the soldiers - Brian Keith - describes warmly the best moments that him and Dave (his partner) shared during the North African Campaign of 1943, when they first met. Unfortunately the story ends with a sad farewell to Dave, as he did not make it back home.