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On 01, Jul 2014 | In | By admin

The Lion

An animated music video for the New York musician Benjamin Scheuer and his band “Escapist Papers”. It has just won the Special Jury Award for Commissioned Films at the Annecy Animation Festival.

CREDITS

Year 2013
Client Benjamin Scheuer / Escapist Papers
Director and producer Peter Baynton
Compositor Russell Etheridge
Animators Peter Baynton, Laura Nailor, Tim McCourt

AWARDS

Expotoons, Argentina 2015
1st prize in category

British Animation Awards, UK 2014
Public Choice Best Music Video

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, UK 2013
Best Animation

Crystal Palace International Film Festival, UK 2013
Best Music Video

Annecy International Festival of Animation, France 2013
Special Jury Award, Commissioned Films

NOTES

The animation is a mixture of photographed cardboard cutouts and hand drawn animation composited in After Effects. The aim was to create a cardboard puppet theatre world with a theatrical lighting setup to go with it. Read an interview for Hi! Magazine with Peter about the video here.

The Lion - award winning animated music video for Benjamin Scheuer directed by Peter Baynton

The Lion - award winning animated music video for Benjamin Scheuer directed by Peter Baynton

The Lion - award winning animated music video for Benjamin Scheuer directed by Peter Baynton

The Lion - award winning animated music video for Benjamin Scheuer directed by Peter Baynton

The Lion - award winning animated music video for Benjamin Scheuer directed by Peter Baynton