In November 2013, Aria and I decided we would try to make a stop-motion animation music video for “House of Arcadia”, the first single from our new album. Using this old-school animation technique we shot several hundred still photographs just to get a few seconds of video footage. It’s a labor of love to say the least.
For this project we decided to explore an underwater theme. So our first task was to create an array of sea life to animate. Our amazing resident artist, Dani Vinokurov, so generously offered to help us with creating the characters that would inhabit our video. Using a combination of drawing, painting and collage Dani, Aria and myself wound up creating around 50 individual pieces of artwork.
This was phase one of our video. After creating the creatures for our underwater world we then had the task of animating them and editing the footage down to line up with our song. Stay tuned for more on that phase of our project.