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Corto animado para la brillante «Song For The Dead» de Thundercat

04.07.16
Frankie Pizá

«Song For The Dead» es un viaje musical terapéutico: Thundercat se imagina superando la pérdida de su mascota interpretando la canción y reflexionando sobre la muerte a la vez que recuerda a animal.

La partitura, extraída del excelente mini-álbum que el bajista lanzó en 2015 con Brainfeeder, «The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam», recibe animación por parte del artista RY NO.

El realizador se refiere así a su relación con el músico californiano y el proceso de creación de la pieza visual:

«I was born in 1995, the year Kids came out and Jerry Garcia passed away, and I’ve been drawing ever since.

15 years later I dropped out of high school to spend a couple of years indoors, drawing in my room. One night in August 2013, I drew a fake cover for Captain Murphy’s ‘Between Villains’. I posted it to Twitter and the villain himself retweeted it, and so did Thundercat.

Thundercat and I started chatting over Twitter after that – fast forward to 2015, I’m working at digital ventures practice Josephmark and motion studio Breeder, and making pictures and music on the weekends.

Then ‘Where The Giants Roam’ drops, I’m nearing the end of a two week break where I’ve been spending indoors, drawing in my room. When I heard ‘A Song For The Dead’, this part – 1:49 – gave me the idea to animate. I wanted to animate this few seconds of a transformation as the sound spins around in stereo. But I had a few days free, so I decided to block out a full video. Super rough, black and white, with NASA footage backgrounds – I had a bunch on hand that I found whilst researching for Breeder’s The Expanse titles – and then I just sent it to Thundercat.

He loved it. So I was locked into it now, my first big solo animation. Naturally, the way I work, I made it even harder for myself – adding colours and extra seconds. Shout out to Breeder co-worker Alex Gee for suggesting I add colour.

Six months later, I’m backstage at Thundercat’s show in Brisbane. Talking about art and Kendrick, drinking Hendricks.»

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