I've been a big fan of music by the great composer Ludovico Einaudi for a long time.
About 2 years ago I found this great, very different and mysterious track of his.
After searching for it I couldn't find any info on it. Who are the people, where is it from?
Which just made me even more interested and right after hearing it for the first time I knew
I had to make an animation for it. It was a project that has always been in the back of
my mind and hasnt changed a whole lot since day 1.
3 months ago I started working on it for real. It was my first real venture into cellanimation
aswell which was a long and painfull process. But so worth the result!
I worked on it inbetween real client projects and when I could make time for it. At this point I
don't even know how many hours I've put into it.
I have tried to get in touch with Ludovico Einaudi/his people regarding this project cause I'd love for them to
see it. But every email adress I've been pointed to either is not functional or I haven't gotten a reply.
All the credit for the orginal music of course goes to him. I'm merly an artist doing what I have to - create.
Inspired by his work.
Extra sound design to the project is created by Vince Kriss, co-worker at Adme. adme.se
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We just spent the last 4 weeks working on this stop-motion music video for Fleet Foxes. Thanks to Chris, Jesse, and Toby for working so hard on it. The timeline was tight so i apologize for any shortfalls, but I hope you enjoy it!
Fleet Foxes - Mykonos
Director/Animator - Sean Pecknold
Artist/Illustrator - Jesse Brown (papervspencil.com)
Animation Assistant - Toby Liebowitz (inbruno.com)
Animation Assistant - Chris Ando (myspace.com/talbottagora)
Art Director - Sean Pecknold
Produced by Grandchildren
Labels - Bella Union & Sub Pop
Special thanks - Ryan Rothermel, Aja, Greg, Lisa, Smokey, Robin, Christian, Josh, Casey, and Skye.