CLAY ANIMATED CHARACTERS! Video by Royce DeGrie & Mike Salva. Contest entry runner-up and winner for BEST ANGRY ACCORDION PLAYING. Contest judge John Hodgman wrote:
"WHILE MANY, MANY people interpreted this song as a celebration of the unbreakable spirit of a great guy, this was the first video I saw that really made me understand that it’s actually about a spiteful, angry jerk who even thinks astronauts are out to get him. Seeing that plastic head stalk angrily toward the camera through that old abandoned school was honestly and surprisingly powerful and poignant and entirely new to my retinas." moreinformationthanyourequire.com/2011/07/cant-keep-hodgman-down/
The song is "Can't Keep Johnny Down" by They Might Be Giants, from the album "Join Us."
This video was made entirely in Nashville, TN. The filmmakers faced dangers including wasps, a dead raccoon, a really filthy couch, and the threat of trespassing charges. Enjoy!
The animated characters were made out of polymer clay, which was then baked in an oven at 265 degrees.