Here are some still shots from the animation I made for the My Morning Jacket song Outta my System. The video was a collaboration with the live action director James Frost. We started out using an animation house with the idea that I'd do key frames and they'd take it from there, but fairly early on it was clear that we weren't all on the same page. They were making it in 3D- goodbye hand drawn art, hello nono.
So, with about 75% of it designed, we realized that I was going to have produce all the artwork, and direct the animation. For about 24 hours the patient was comatose and it looked like we'd have to pull the plug, so a scramble for an animator to make it happen. Through ace CCA tutor and oil painting genius Robert Hunt I found a super talented student- Grant Kolton. We made it together in my studio and had a riot in spite of the insane workalanche. I equate one minutes worth of animation to drinking a bath load of water with a tea spoon.
Recently I received this from Jim James the singer:
"The video man!!! it's awesome. So fun and funny and beautiful. 1000 kudos and props and congrats to you. The details are amazing and I love the nod to 2001 too!"
And this from Zach
"God that is a great video."
Hoorah! I must say Zach Galifiniakis is a tremendously gifted drawing.
Watch HERE! or on U Tube.