Jacob Collier's bewitching watercolour world
Bare Golly Films explore themes of love, loss and longing in a spellbinding 2D-animated music video for the Grammy award-winning singer songwriter's latest album.
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Short film studio Bare Golly Films have released this beautifully enchanting, hand-painted film to accompany five time Grammy-winning artist Jacob Collier's latest single Never Gonna Be Alone, feat. Lizzy McAlpine & John Mayer.
This whimsical animation takes us on a gentle and reflective journey, abundant with dreamy imagery of birds, leaves, starry skies and surreal interiors, painstakingly realised in vibrant watercolour illustrations.
Utilising over one-thousand, two-hundred individual paintings, the music video features four extended sequences of fluid frame-by-frame animation, created over two months by a team of nine artists.
It’s the second piece created by Shan Christopher Ogilvie and Ewa Smyk for Collier, who previously directed a lyric video for the same song, also created in watercolour paint, and featuring the bird characters who now appear in the main narrative.