Arkells // On Paper

Arkells approached us in the spring of 2012 to make a music video for their song "On Paper". Because of our love of all things analog, we decided to take a cue from the title and literally make the entire video out of actual paper. This means we shot everything live action in HD, exported the edited sequence of 2465 frames (every second frame), printed each of those frames on paper and cut out elements of each shot with X-acto knives. Then we re-photographed each frame against different paper textures and backgrounds, brought it back into Final Cut Pro and synced it back up with the song.

The project was produced by our friends Peter and Josh at Vulture Culture. I edited, co-directed and co-animated the video with Maya Bankovic, who was also the DOP.