Sunday, January 11, 2015

POND | MAN, IT FEELS LIKE SPACE AGAIN



POND | MAN, IT FEELS LIKE SPACE AGAIN [MODULAR RECORDINGS]

Oh brother, here we go again. Another completely over-the-top music video for Pond. After we made the space tragedy for ‘Midnight Mass’ the guys were keen to work on another film clip together. This time for an even longer and more expansive song, the gigantic title track of their new LP Man, It Feels Like Space Again. Nick and Jay liked the idea of making another video disguised as found footage and a kids television show seemed to fit nicely with Ben Montero's playful cover art. Making a puppet clip is something I have always wanted to take a stab at (literally). But I've been reluctant to commit to a project because I thought the kids tv music video format was pretty well explored (especially after I saw that amazing Adult Swim! video for Mastodon - Deathbound). But after talking to the guys I went away and listened to the song about seven hundred times and the concept seemed to naturally descend into a sort of satanic sesame street. Over the next few months co-creator Jenna Eriksen and I spent a lot of time making puppets and costumes while inadvertently sniffing glue. Come to think of it, that might explain some of the nightmares that inspired the second half of the video. I hope you enjoy it!



POND | MAN, IT FEELS LIKE SPACE AGAIN [MODULAR RECORDS]

Cine | Jenna Eriksen
Design | Sophia Celeste
Illustration | Ben Montero


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