Featherweight Featherweight

A music video for Fleet Foxes’s “Featherweight that follows a young hawk as he struggles to fly with a broken wing, the successes and bitter failures that come from his attempt, and the second chances that life will sometimes offer – even when all seems lost.”

Directed by Sean Pecknold, U.S., 2021.

Also, watch this behind-the-scenes piece that explains how the stop-motion animation was created with multiplane downshooting:

Credits
Written & directed by Sean Pecknold
Art & design by Sean Lewis
Animated by Eileen Kohlhepp
Produced by Sean Pecknold
Art assistant: Cody O’Neill
Art production lead: Patrick Blanchard
Puppet research: Emily Franz
Cinematography: Sean Pecknold
Multiplane lighting: Sean Pecknold
Colorist: Kaitlyn Battistelli @ Ethos
Additional animation: Sean Pecknold & Sean Lewis
Edit: Sean Pecknold
Vfx: Sean Pecknold
Executive producer: Aja Pecknold
Production studio: Sing-Sing

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