Short Pick Of The Day: ‘Real Human Being’ by Michaela Müller and Anna Samo
Music video for Ryan Martin’s “Real Human Being.”
Directed by Michaela Müller and Anna Samo, USA, 2020.
Fimmaker statement by Müller and Samo:
Paint on glass—the technique for this video requires hours in a dark room, every frame has to be painted by hand, recorded, wiped away, then painted again. We were working in our own little studios — although we were separated, there was the feeling of sharing the same situation. It was a playful process where each of us added what she liked to have in the film, ping-ponging animated sketches back and forth. We took the energy and the mood of the song as our lead. It is the story of a lonely person, wandering through the city with an ever more heavy heart. Starting in a rainy dark place the character manages to find a way to brighten up the town’s mood, creating music with his heart, finding new hope.