Jimi Crayon delivers his multi-media extravaganza for Dagenham grime act Devlin, translating the lyric via nine TV sets – with computers, old video recorders and speakers making up an impressive cube sculpture – in the absence of the artist.
“I really wanted to build something sculptural and unusual,” says Jimi. “We used hundreds of different parts to build our creation – including speakers, suitcases, cables, VHS and cassette tapes. There were nine laptops hidden behind the sculpture each feeding a different edit of the video to a specific TV."
“Although post work was needed, we managed to get the whole video playing in realtime across all nine screens. It was really impressive to see old school analogue equipment working with brand new Macbooks. There was lots of technicalities to consider but it was well worth the loss of brain cells.”
Jimi Crayon’s second video for Graffiti 6 is for the summery pop of Stare Into The Sun (currently being used to advertise The Sun) and focuses on the strong nature of the lyric.
The video uses costumes, surroundings and action to narrate the words, and Jimi says: “We had so much to do on the day and everyone was fantastic, but the cast needed to really concentrate to make sure they hit their marks and that everything happened at the right time."
The promo had a UK exclusive on Myspace and a US exclusive on AOL – but it’s already proving a hit on YouTube, with hundreds of favourable comments.
Artist/designer Jimi Crayon moved over to directing recently and one of his first full productions is this performance promo from new band Graffiti 6. The band is a collaboration between Crayon, songwriter Jamie Scott and producer Tommy D.
The trio are treating the visuals with the same care as the music – with a consistency that runs from their videos through to the cover art.
'We Like Colour' (We Are Pirates) a film created by the PIRATES for CIA (Central illustration Agency)
Alfa, Jamie Brown, Jiggery Pokery, Jimi Crayon, Mr P and Stika of the PIRATES, coming together to
create this colourful masterpiece.
The Soundtrack is a modern day classic called 'Stare into the Sun' from brand new band GRAFFITI 6.
With an Album in the pipeline their sure to be very big, very soon.