In November of 2011, artist, prankster and "popaganda" pioneer, Ron English, approached us with the idea of collaborating on a music video based on his character, Cathy Cowgirl. We humbly accepted the challenge.
We based the visuals on the song, "Cathy Cowgirl" by Ron's music collective, The Electric Illuminati. Over the course of 2 crazy fun days, we filmed Ron's miniature sets and countless characters in his workshop in Beacon NY. Characters to be animated, were digitally modeled in 3d, footage was treated and cleaned up and after a whirlwind post-production schedule of just 3 weeks, the picture was finished.
"Cathy Cowgirl" premiered at MoMA on January 9th 2012, during "An Evening with Ron English", as part of their ongoing Modern Mondays series.
A big THANK YOU to Ron English, for the opportunity to collaborate and be a part of his world!
Produced by General Idea
CoDirectors- Eric Miro and Cary Janks
Director of Photography- Therese McPherson
On Set Lighting- Therese McPherson
3D Animation- Cary Janks
2D Animation and Composite- Eric Miro