A short time-lapse film of London at night. This film was shot from November 2011 to February 2012 . As the nights drew longer and winter settled in, it provided me with the ideal opportunity to get out and shoot London at night.
I'll be honest, I'm not really a city person! but there is something quite beautiful about the city at night. As I commute to London for work, I took the time to shoot this film on my walk back to the train station and over a period of 4 months I slowly collected footage.
I wanted to try and get away from the cliches of London like Big Ben and Tower Bridge and focus more on the modern architecture. The city is ever changing as new buildings are constantly appearing. In a few years time I could go back and shoot a completely new film based on the new builds! but I suppose that's a good thing. The music for this film was composed in Logic Express.
In the behind the scenes video, director Jess Cope answers questions about how the video for Drive Home was made. It was filmed using two distinct animation techniques, part of the film is made using painted cut-out puppets, animated on a glass multi-plane. The rest of the video is shot using stop motion puppets and sets. Everything in the video was painstakingly covered with torn up newspaper print.
An Owl House Studios Production
Directed by Jess Cope
Produced by Tom Kaye
Assistant Producer - John Cope
Composited and edited by Topher Holland
Written by Jess Cope, Simon Cartwright & Tom Kaye
Based on an original story by Steven Wilson and Hajo Müller
Storyboard - Hajo Müller
Animated by Jess Cope, Alison Cross & Bob Skrzynski
Special Effects - Topher Holland, Hassan Taimur & Venkatram Viswanathan
Puppets & Props - Beth Jupe, Julie Cope, Paul Chi Long Davies & Alison Cross
With thanks to - Mackinnon & Saunders, Dragonframe, AWOL Studios and Steven Wilson
The video was made over a period of 5 months and was released on Steven Wilson's 'Drive Home EP'. The 'Raven That Refused To Sing' album contained 6 tracks all based on stories of the supernatural. The video follows the story from the Drive Home and the artwork for the video is based on Hajo Müller's illustrations, from the book included with the album.
After the mysterious disappearance of his partner Lucy one night, Charles is tormented for years and longs for her return. One day he stumbles upon one of her belongings which brings back memories of their past. But as soon as the memories start to return the keepsake is stolen from him by an ominous dark figure. Charles is forced to confront the stranger and the truth about Lucy's disappearance is revealed.
One take stop motion commercial with 4500 frames, with the scale model BMW driving through the interiors of a house as it bumps into various troubles on its way, with BMW to its rescue. A 60 feet set was created imitating the interiors of a house and the scale model BMW was moved 5mm per shot as the camera panned 5mm alongside following the car using motion control rig through Dragonframe.
Creative: Jossy Raphael, Gaurav Nautiyal, Jonathan George, Kushager Tuli, Sonali Gupta
Account Management: Vishwajeet Singh Rana, Kabir Baidwan, Aditi Sobti, Sanjana Arora, Yatin Hans
Production House: Rocketscience Lab
Directors: Vidya Thomas & Rajesh Thomas
DOP: Sam Mohan
Line Producer: Shanmugaraj Natarajan (Shan)
Production Designer: Pooja Ramesh
Stop Motion Artist: Jigesh Kumar
Post production: Varun Saini
Post Studio: Rocketscience Lab
Art Director: Santosh Panchal
Miniature Works: Santosh Panchal
Business Head Rocketscience Lab: Hemanth C
Production Asst: Shankar
Hand Model: Shree
Music Director: Rahul Pandirkar
Rig Tech: Tara
Shoot studio: ACS