“Charmaine Champagne” music video

Great-looking experimental music video for The Fiery Furnaces’ song “Charmaine Champagne.” It was directed by Phillip Niemeyer of Brooklyn-based Double Triple. Niemeyer writes:

It’s stop motion, and it builds on a lot of things we were just discovering when we did the Spoon video. Mike Reddy, illustrator for all of the Furnaces’ records is responsible for most of the art. We shot most everything on an art store light table. We photocopied many of these assets onto office transparencies. All the color comes from either paint, markers or silkscreen. The band was photographed and these were assembled into stop motion loops — no video. No digital motion — we wanted that janky look, even on the pans. We took some process photos and posted them here.

CREDITS
Director: Phillip Niemeyer of Double Triple
Artwork: Mike Reddy
Additional artwork (action painting): Hannah Cole
Animation: Phillip Niemeyer, Alex Marie Egan, Mike Reddy, Jeremiah Dickey, Christine Nguyen
Photography: Phillip Niemeyer and Ethan Finkelstein


  • http://tetecarree.blogspot.com David Gale

    Wow! What a handsome video! Song is great too. Fiery Furnaces can be pretty good when they’re not trying to be the most annoying band of all time!

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/chipCHIPLEY M-M-M-Mike Hollingsw-w-w-worth

    David is right. The Fiery Furnaces’s music is wildly unpredictable. But in this case a great song came together with a awesome director.

  • christy

    awesome video! love the production photos too!