“In Our Talons” Music Vid by Alan Poon

In Our Talons

“In Our Talons” is a stop-motion music video directed by Alan Poon (repped by Circle Productions) for The Bowerbirds. It has a lovely and naturalistic, almost ethereal, feel to it. A few notes about the production:

Principle animation took 3 months. The stop-motion puppets were custom made for this video. The bird alone took over a month for the puppet fabricators to build with over 300 feathers manually sized and glued on. Most of the miniature sets were made out of foam and clay and then painted, while the clouds were made from cotton.

Credits for “In Our Talons”
Directed by Alan Poon
Produced by Circle Productions & Alan Poon
Cinematographer: Adam Makarenko
Edited by Mark Paiva/School Editing
Lead Animator: Mike Hollenbeck
Animator: Sylvie Trouve, Anibal Davila
Sculptor: Christy Langer
Lead Fabricator: Diana Savage
Set Designer: Adam Makarenko
Set Construction: Joel Harrison-Off
Visual Effects Lead: Yoga Kurniawan
Compositing: Alan Poon & Yoga Kurniawan


  • http://www.mon-alisa.com Alisa

    Wow. I’m truly impressed. Some of the best stop-motion I’ve seen in a while. Love those puppets. Thanks for sharing!

  • http://www.kellytoon.com Kelly Toon

    wow, I really enjoyed this. The movements seem natural and believable. while still being fantastic and imaginative. The makeout mantises are great, so is the very end scene. Haunting.

  • Sean

    That was beautifully awesome.

  • http://www.rhumbaghost.com Rikki Simons

    Gorgeous!

  • Ryan

    Wonderful! And for once in a music-video related post, the accompanying song was actually listenable too.