SUNDAY MUSIC VIDS: Animation
Sometimes, when an artist wants to express themselves through visual media, filming something live action just won’t cut it. So, they turn to the tried and true old-fashioned method of bringing their big ideas to life – animation!
Cartoons have been around since cavemen first learned to put charcoal to cave wall. Don’t believe me? Allow me to refer you to an article from the summer of 2012where I told y’all about how they discovered pre-historic animations inside caves in France. Throughout history, man has tried to find ways of making pictures move, eventually developing flip books until someone invented cameras and started taking frame-by-frame pictures of hand-drawn cels. Then computers came along, making animation all the more sophisticated and diversified. Not surprisingly, many musical artists have turned to this time-honored tradition to translate their music into the visual arts.
Whether it’s traditional hand-drawn animation, stop-motion, CGI, photo collages, etc., it offers a wider scope of possibilities for experimentation than just plain ol’ live action videos. Check out below a nice, hearty handful of sublimely creative, innovation, and/or just plain captivating music videos using the ancient art of animation!
(Screenshot via YouTube)
- Katie Marzullo, YH Staff Editor