Directed and animated by Sarah Legault, this haunting music video for the band Johnny Hollow follows a mysterious woman’s nocturnal journey into an ancient forest to collect beautifully illuminated seeds, which she brings back to her home to place into her gallery of sculpted heads. Gorgeous and creepy, this stop motion film recalls the works of The Brothers Quay and Jan Svankmajer.
Electric Square was called upon to help augment key shots in the film when the woman, Leda, is foraging in the woods for what we came to refer to as stamen, the undulating, glowing treasures of her desire. We brought the stamen objects to life digitally, careful to stay true to the organic quality of stop motion. We seamlessly composited these digital elements into the film, and helped light Leda’s way in two fully digital shots for her journey from home into the forest, and back again.