Montreal filmmaker Carine Khalifé was enlisted to direct a video for Young Galaxy's "Blown Minded" single off of Shapeshifting, and she took it to whole other level. The animation employed some truly unique techniques. We'll let her explain:
“Basically, my technique was to paint on a piece of glass fixed to a light box. I would paint on the glass with oil so that it wouldn’t dry, and I could play with it for hours.
A camera, fixed overhead above the animation table and plugged in my computer, would capture my paintings frame by frame and create the animation using the software Stop Motion Pro (the aardman studio software). This process took place inside a dark room so that there wouldn’t be interference or changing lights on the paint.
The single light source came from beneath the glass, revealing the textures and details of brushes movements. I worked a lot with transparency. The more paint, the darker the image, and therefore the animation becomes about gesture, and the texture of brushstrokes; it’s a very physical, organic process."
More about Khalifé and her fascinating process here.