Music video for “A Pearl” by Mitski.
Notes from the director Saad Moosajee:
This music video was initially created on the computer using several pieces of 3d animation software. After the digital version was finalized, all 1,480 frames of the video were then individually printed using ink jet printers. Once an image was printed, it was then painted, drawn, and illustrated on top of using traditional animation techniques. Lastly, the newly illustrated frames were scanned back into the computer and sequenced into the final film.
Some additional details — the video was animated in 3d before being printed out, using a combination of Cinema 4D and Houdini, and Octane for rendering. The video was created over the course of four months, and was animated entirely by myself and Danaé Gosset, with technical direction/3D technical support from James Bartolozzi. The video was directed by myself and Brooklyn, NY-based studio Art Camp, with co-direction from Danaé Gosset.
Made at Art Camp
Directed by Saad Moosajee and Art Camp
Co-directed by Danae Gosset
Designed by Saad Moosajee and Danae Gosset
3d animation by Saad Moosajee
Cel animation by Danae Gosset
Technical direction by James Bartolozzi
Junior Designer: Eugene Lee
Commissioned by Spotify