Emanuele Kabu Creates Colourful Animated Music Video With Paint And Marker Pens

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Music: illustrator Emanuele Kabu utilised a range of diverse paints and inks to generate the hand-drawn sequences in this animated music video for alternative rock duo The Helio Sequence.

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London-primarily based animator Kabu’s video for The Helio Sequence’s single Upward Mobility features a green encounter that repeatedly morphs into a assortment of diverse abstract shapes and colourful patterns.

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“The main notion was to produce something that continually collapses into anything else as if it’ll by no means be ready to attain a appropriate form,” Kabu told Dezeen.

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Kabu mixed digital animation with hand-drawn end-motion techniques to develop a range of diverse overlapping textures in the video.

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It opens with a vibrant sequence drawn with marker pens, which quickly transitions to a more rapidly-moving digital area, which is in turn washed away by a flood of thick blue acrylic paint.


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“[I wanted] to hold the video really colourful and crazy,” Kabu said.

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Other animated sequences were developed employing watercolour paints and even correction fluid. It was the very first time Kabu had developed an animation employing this kind of a wide range of methods.

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“I was quite interested to work on something that mixed all the strategies I was employing,” he explained. “But this was the first time I did it. It was a bit of a challenge.”

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The visuals get sparser and significantly less colourful as the video progresses. By the end, all that is left of the face is a simple line drawing, which sooner or later disappears fully.

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Upward Mobility is a track from The Helio Sequence’s self-titled new album, which will be launched later this month by the Sub Pop record label.

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