beans deathsweater

Deathsweater has been a labor of love, but always worth it to collaborate with our dear friend Beans. We were originally witness to his talent and vision when we directed the Volcano video for Antipop Consortium in 2010. Because of his epic poetry, it was clear the video should be designed with the words as the centerpiece. Shot with our Bolex camera using black and white film, our goal was for the simplicity of the values to highlight the compelling graphics. After processing the film, we edited the footage, and then set about the challenge of designing the graphics. We used a combination of fonts (a lot of them!), hand drawn illustrations and copies, and thus embarked on the long journey of hand animation. We are psyched at the end result, Beans and his poetry!

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