Saturday, February 4, 2012

Animated Videos

Animated videos provide artists a unique way to tell a story and can often lend more emotion that your standard live-action is able to provide. There have been a number of amazing animated videos released recently; including Fleet Foxes' stunning "The Shrine/An Argument" and The Crookes' down-the-rabbit-hole-inspired "Bloodshot Days."

Over the past couple of weeks, a couple of new videos have been released, both fully animated. What's even more incredible about these two is that they manage to convey a high level of emotion while being done in primarily black and white.

The first is Death Cab for Cutie's "Underneath the Sycamore." It follows a private eye in the pursuit of a beautiful, but troubled, young woman. This one reminds me, stylistically, of The Crookes' video.

Death Cab for Cutie - "Underneath the Sycamore"

The second is from Danger Mouse's and Daniele Luppi's "Two Against One," which featured vocals from Jack White. This one shows a man in pursuit of an otherworldly entity that's slowly destroying his life.

Danger Mouse & Daniele Luppi with Jack White - "Two Against One"

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