Le fils de Christopher Reeve et Gae Exton a produit et réalisé en 2004 le clip "Moving Along" du groupe de rap anglais The Planets.
Ce clip a remporté de nombreux prix:
UK Hip-Hop is 'Moving Along' with Award-Winning Animator Patrick Smith
NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Dyna-Mic Records (UK) announces the
release of the animated music video "Moving Along" by the enigmatic UK hip-hop
group "The Planets." The video was animated and directed by New York City-
based animator Patrick Smith, recognized for directing the MTV animated
shows "Daria" and "Downtown." Smith is also known for his independent films
and iconic commercial work (the Zoloft "Blob," AOL's "Running Man").
The music video has already garnered numerous awards worldwide. Recently,
it won the Jury Prize at the China Cartoon Festival, as well as awards from
IMVF (Independent Music Video Festival) and ASIFA (Association Internationale
du Film D'Animation). It was named "Best Animated Music Video" by the Urban
Media-makers Film Festival in Atlanta. "Moving Along" has been featured on
MTV, MTV-2, Channel U (UK), and VIVA-TV (Germany) and will screen this March
in the prestigious South By Southwest Film Festival, Austin, Texas.
The imagery in "Moving Along" is truly the defining factor in the video's
success. It starts off with a band of menacing figures, which look like a
group of bizarre dolls, stitched out of cloth. They peer over a pulsing globe
before a painterly backdrop. The video continues with imagery such as a pair
of strutting characters walking into one another and stretching apart,
reminiscent of the hallucination sequence in Disney's "Dumbo." The video ends
with the now-familiar group peering over the same pulsating globe.
The technique is very traditional and hand-drawn, although Smith cites the
extensive use of computers in the coloring process: "My goal was to make it
look like cel animation, very hand-drawn. This matches the underground feel of
the music." The style and technique of the video is practically identical to
Smith's independent films, a familiar presence at film festivals worldwide.
Specifically, Smith's 2001 film "Drink" is evident in the video's abstract,
morphing segments. Smith cites, "One of the things I really enjoyed about this
project is the complete freedom to animate and create within my own personal
style." Smith adds, "It's the best scenario an animation director could find
"This video is an attempt to describe the lyrics and poetry in visual
terms," says producer Matthew Reeve, cofounder of Dyna-Mic Records, and son of
the late actor Christopher Reeve. He continues, "Animation lends itself
perfectly to this task. The artwork and images that Patrick has created
are a perfect complement to the complex nature of the lyrics."
The Planets' vocalist Ayman Raze states, "Rather than saying exactly what
we wanted, we told the director what we DIDN'T want ... and we came out with a
banging video. Animator Pat Smith is serious - it's gonna get a lot of play
simply because it's so different, and you can't go wrong with a nice catchy
tune to sing along to!"
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