Be So Glad
I still remember when this project started for the one and only F.O.N.S. S.C.H.I.E.D.O.N. I could feel my pupils dilating out of excitement. Fast forward some nights animating some of those lovely skeleton hands -
and of course some clean up happened along the way - I was blown away when I saw the final piece. Real phresh! One of my favourite projects to date!
A meeting between musician Jaimeo Brown and the New York-based filmmaker found the two of them shared similar views on how they liked to work, particularly in creating room for improvisation and intuition. With a new release for Brown coming up, a collaboration on a promo was the obvious next step. It was clear that Schiedon and Brown wanted to combine and reference elements from different eras and genres. And they shared a preference in working quite organically, combining high end technology with tactile, DIY methods. It was important not to lose the humanity in production, whilst also maintaining a sense of 'imperfection' within the filmmaking.
"The video applies that notion of imperfection, for instance, by using a partly practical, partly animated, approach to bring the skeleton dancer to life.
There are smoother ways to do it, but none of them are this much fun."
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production company POSTPANIC director FONS SCHIEDON