The Flow of Creation is out Today

We’re very excited to release the Flow of Creation video today on Halloween. The film originally premiered as a live visual for Celestial Son‘s concert on May 19th in Copenhagen this year. It was a particular treat to experience Celestial Son live, and see all the visual works presented at their show. The Flow of Creation was shot entirely in Stop Motion, and parts of the opening sequence of this film first appeared in Kilt Spirit, and has been expanded to the present film. A few shots in this film also previously appeared in the Figment Notebook, which we hope to release in the not too distant future. I am as always very lucky to have such amazing collaborators: Laura Beckmann, Chris Frandsen, Kindred Lansdown, Ted Haler and Cora Ripatti all made incredible contributions to what is often a painstaking process in shooting these stop motion works. And of course creating this film with Celestial Son’s amazing music is always a privilege and a wonderful collaborative experience. This is our fourth collaboration, and I am particularly excited about releasing this video to this epic music track. You can see the film below. Dedicated to F, in memoriam…

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DEATH WISH MUSIC VIDEO OUT TODAY

Our music video Death Wish, the third single taken from Celestial Son’s excellent album Saturn’s Return, is out today.  Featuring performances by Rasmus Sjøgren (Divide and Conquer, All I Ever Wanted),  Soren Castellanos (Monkey King),  Cora Ripatti (Monkey King), and Chris Frandsen (Ligature Legislation).  I am so lucky to be surrounded with such talented artists, and grateful that everyone was willing to take on this challenging, exciting shoot. Every character featured in this video has appeared in a previous stop motion film of mine, and we felt we wanted to try and push the envelope this time. Shot entirely in stop motion (over 17,000 stills in total were taken during shooting). This video was shot simultaneously with All I Ever Wanted  (a 6000+ stills shoot), over a two week period. Additional photography was completed over a 4 week period. Saturn’s Return is out tomorrow! Go get it! See them live somewhere near you soon!

An exclusive and an article on the excellent  Bands of Tomorrow site: ” Celestial Son release a beautiful, harsh video with a surprising ending” (In Danish) here

Når man har set sommerens mesterstykker af videoer fra bandet, er forventningerne til den tredje video i rækken tårnhøje. Videoen til nummeret Death Wish lever dog ikke kun op til forventningerne – den overgår dem.

All I Ever Wanted Music Video by Celestial Son

Today is the release day of my new music video All I Ever Wanted for Celestial Son taken from their excellent forthcoming album Saturn’s Return. All I Ever Wanted was shot in Los Angeles as a sync-sound stop motion film comprising of over 5000 hand cranked shots. This was an intense shooting experience, not least for Rasmus, who had to lip sync the entire song, frame by frame, using a second channel on a separate video monitor as a source. In order for each frame to line up one after the other, Rasmus had to remain completely still and perform the entire song over a marathon 6+ hours performance. It was an enormous challenge and an extraordinary and intense experience. 

The Danish music magazine Gaffa is premiering the video on their site and have written an article about the video here. The article is in Danish, and describes the circumstances of the shoot mentioned here.