Music: animator Simon Landrein takes viewers on a journey by way of futuristic cities and into outer room in Silkie’s Adore Affair music video (+ movie).
Landrein was briefed by Distal – who owns the Anarchostar record label – to create a video that would reflect the label’s very own “powerful visual identity”.
“They produced a futuristic story in which Silkie has a fictional character that plays tracks for only a number of wealthy people that dwell over the rest of the world,” Landrein informed Dezeen. “For me that was a good starting up stage to produce this animation.”
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The action of the film will take location in a square central frame, which Landrein chose because it was “a bit like searching through the keyhole”.
Depicted in a colour palette of green and yellow, a spaceship piloted by a masked figure will take off although folks in the city beneath look on.
The rocket speeds to its location, and the film cuts to a mysterious hatted and caped figure who seems on stage to complete at a nightclub attended by a three-eyed alien.
As the faces of the audience are melted by the music, the spaceship pilot – raygun in hand – is embroiled in a battle with the club doorkeeper.
The concertgoers are lifted into the air, and it is revealed that the pilot and the caped performer have been doing work together all along. The pair fall among burning buildings just before landing on the rocket ship and blasting away.
“The label employed an illustrative method for the rest of their artwork, so I felt animation would hold some consistency with their imagery,” Landrein mentioned.
“Live action looks great for sci-fi but we would need to have a stratospheric budget to accomplish it appropriately.”
For visual cues, Landrein referred to classic sci-fi movies which includes Alien, Total Recall and Blade Runner, as effectively as copies of French horror and sci-fi magazine Métal Hurlant.
The animator very first drew the film in a series of storyboards, which were accredited by the label, prior to being produced into a complete animated sequence.
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Colours, textures and sound results have been added afterwards making use of Adobe Photoshop and Soon after Effects software program.
“It truly is possibly not the proper way to operate, but I locate it practical,” the animator stated.
Of the somewhat obscure narrative, Landrein explained: “I see it as element of the story that the label produced. It is an episode of a larger story in which an unknown character is rescuing Silkie from the strange upper class that preserve him captive to perform music for themselves.”
Adore Affair is taken from Silkie’s album Fractals, launched July 2015.