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Eye Candy: Wave Machines, “The Greatest Escape Ever Made” by Trevor Kiv
May 15, 2009, 10:59 am
Filed under: Emerging Artists | Tags: , , ,

We have all seen our fair share of stop-motion animation music vids in the past. Some of them are good. Some of them are just okay. This one happens to be awesome. Check out the goods from these off-kilter UK rockers, and read this statement from the director, Stuart Lanceley.

For this video, I rediscovered the joy and agony of stop-motion animation. It’s the reason I first got into film-making.
I created a paper edit first, then shot the band with a Sony Z1 camcorder.
I edited this footage together in Final Cut Pro and then exported every frame as a TIFF. These stills were printed and cut out. It was then re-shot with a digital camera before all the stills were brought back into FCP once again.
Et Voila!

Hope you enjoy it.
If you want to know more about the band, they have a free download and links to myspace, facebook etc. at wavemachines.co.uk

Many thanks to the wonderful people who helped me with the epic amount of animation necessary, I couldn’t have kept going without you! Thanks also to the band for doing so much printing and cutting out, well done to you all! 

–Stuart

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