We asked on Twitter if anyone knew an animator to work with us on the video for our new single. We got plenty of replies but one stood out.
Wendy, Lee and Carol saw us supporting Hole in LA last year and had just finished making their first stop motion film, Patti Down the Rabbit Hole (with Patti Smith as Alice in Wonderland). That was enough to convince us.
After two months, lots of late night Skyping, a dining table transformed into a beach, and over two thousand photos we had a video. And we think it's wonderful.
You can see more of Wendy, Lee and Carol's work on the Shipmate Title site (shipmatetitle.tumblr.com) and discover more about the song and the band on the Little Fish site (littlefishmusic.com/wonderful).
"Tanks for Nothin'" is my senior year animated short film from California State University, Northridge. Story and animation by Joshua Armstrong. Music by Travis Ragle and Joe Cisneros.
Tanks for Nothin' site:
Carlos Lascano is one of the top names in Stop Motion photography, so Kessler was honored when Carlos crafted this piece as a primer for the making of stop motion video with the CineSlider and Oracle Control System. So for those of you who ever had an interest in making stop motion, here's Carlos to show you how it's done.
Making of the Official Spot for the 50th anniversary of Amnesty International, directed by Carlos Lascano, produced by Eallin Motion Art (Prague) and Dreamlife Studio (Madrid), with Music by Academy Award Winner Hans Zimmer and Nominee Lorne Balfe.
The spot: vimeo.com/24146622
You can also check more details at: carloslascano.com/carloslascano/amnesty_making.html
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