Today we have the honor to present to you yet another fantastic music video commissioned for Gotye’s album Making Mirrors.
This latest music video was directed by Ozanimate writer/independent animator- Benjamin Drake and ex People’s Republic of Animation, creative director – Eddie White. White will be well known to the Australian animation community for his work at The PRA (including The Cat Piano, Carnivore Reflux, and Sweet and Sour) but its likely that this will be the first time you would have seen something directed by Drake, who graduated from Queensland College of Art’s Animation Honors Programme in 2009.
While the clip was animated by Drake under very tight time restrictions, it still boasts fantastic draftsmanship and a narrative that unfolds expertly as the piece goes on. Aesthetically it has some beautiful references to classic anime films of the 80s as well as contemporary Korean cinema. While the clip would have stood alone as an homage to these forms, Drake and White have managed to insert some real cinematic insight into the mix, resulting in what I think is a beautifully tempered end product.
I really look forward to seeing where these two filmmakers are headed.