“Let Go” Video by David Wilson “Let Go” Video by David Wilson

“Let Go” Video by David Wilson

David Wilson created this visually arresting hand-drawn music video to accompany “Let Go,” a new track by The Japanese Popstars. The concept and execution are very polished, but Wilson might want to do a better job of masking his influences (the similarities to animation by Blu, Christy Karacas, and especially Andreas Hykade’s Love and Theft gave the whole thing a feeling of ‘been there, done that). Impressively, the video was created in twenty days. Here’s a making of piece that explains some of the ideas behind the piece.

Directed by David Wilson
Produced by Serena Noorani and Tamsin Glasson at Colonel Blimp
Commissioned by Nicola Brown for Virgin/EMI
Primary Illustrator: Keaton Henson
Secondary Illustrators: David Wilson and Andres Guzman
Drawn Animation: Malcolm Draper, Matt Lloyd, Ed Suckling, Toby Jackman, Elena Pomares, David Wilson, Jamie Page
Flash Animation: Michael Zauner, John Malcolm Moore, Ed Suckling, Toby Jackman, Elena Pomares, Andrew Clarke
After Effects Compositing and Effects: Andy Montague via The Mill
Coloring: Christopher Wright, Sally Hancox, Zoe Hough, Alex Simpson, Josh Stocker

(Thanks, Carlo Guillot)