Doing up a quick one today, and more of a focus on Animation in music videos. I kind have covered this before in other postings, but it’s oh so much fun to do. Who seriously doesn’t enjoy a cartoon now and then? And you should when there’s music to accompany it.
Peter, Bjorn & John – Young Folks
Quite the odd band name to have, and I know I’ve danced to this like a billion times, but the video, now that’s a whole new bag. Pretty simplistic in its style and animation, and has that Williams Street vibe (think Sea Lab, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman). I’m also getting flash backs to that 50s pulp magazine style. But it’s good and not overly hipster and to boot it’s a video that goes with the song in all aspects basically. Which is why I can get into it easy.
Los Campesinos – You! Me! Dancing!
I think there’s a message in all this. All I was really concerned with was the AWESOME SPACE BATTLE! I mean it’s not overly complex in the message and it’s pretty awesome in the fact it’s over 6 minutes worth of animation. Not a small feat even given the simplistic style. It’s well done and I’d have so much fun dancing to this if it was playing at the disco. Better yet, it seems they do other videos in this style and theme.
Radiohead – Pyramid Song
So I believe a few weeks ago I mentioned that a Beck music video shared a common graphic design firm with Radiohead for their videos, and well here it be. Well animated for CGI in 2006, and very surreal just like Radiohead themselves (I mean just look up some of the other videos of theirs I’ve posted up.)
Röyksopp – Remind Me
Depending on who you ask about this video in Academia, you’ll get a different interpretation or explanation about the video. If you ask me, it’s pretty slick and fluid. It’s basically one big long infographic that breaks down a woman’s life in the UK. It does a nice combo between cell-shaded animation and cell-shaded CGI and seamlessly combines them all. There’s a lot to take in or you can do nothing and watch it all happen, the choice is yours when watching, but it’s certainly worth a watch. P.S. the alternative remix to this is a bit better.