NEW VIDEO: Harrison – Lotus (Directed by Charlie Tyrell)

rez | Video | Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

Official viz for Harrison’s “Lotus”. Description says it all! Nice.

We ate the gummy bears.

Director: Charlie Tyrell
Production Company: Do’s
Director of Photography: Chet Tilokani
Art Director: Robin Clason
Lighting FX: Romar Johnson
Ronin Op: Adam Seward
Stop Motion Animator: Martha Grant
Colour Facility: Alter Ego
Colourist: Conor Fisher
VFX: Kyle Fowler

Special Thanks: Justin Peroff, Mark Watts, Kyle & Meg Watts, Toronto Animated Image Society

The gorgeous Charlie Tyrell-directed, ethereal audio-visual experience marks the album’s 1-year anniversary (released on September 9, 2016 via Last Gang Records), and celebrates Harrison’s success to date. As Harrison’s music doesn’t feature his own voice, Charlie wanted to combine excerpts from a candid phone conversation he had with the artist, while en route from Toronto Pearson International Airport to Asia, where he would be touring for the first time. It features colourful lighting, vibrant party supplies, stop motion animation and live action footage. Following a year of accolades and award nods (2016 JUNOs for Electronic Album of the Year, and a 2017 Prism Prize nomination for It’s Okay I Promise feat. Clairmont The Second), Harrison will be wrapping up the season at Rifflandia Festival in Victoria, BC on September 17. This concludes a jam-packed summer tour for Harrison, as he rocked sets at Field Trip, Bastid’s BBQ, Osheaga, Supercrawl Festival and a headlining trek through Asia’s nightclubs. I’ve included a quote from Charlie below for more info.

On the video, Charlie Tyrell says, “Harrison’s music has always seems so vibrant and playful so we knew that we wanted to do something with colour. We were able to synchronize all of the house windows to different coloured lights by mad-scientist Romar Johnson, who normally designs stage lighting for live performances. Apart from that, the challenge of re-shooting a video with a new layer of stop motion overtop was possible thanks to animator Martha Grant. A few trips to the local party supply stores and an exhaustive week in the animation studio and we had it. The one thing missing off all of Harrison’s songs is his voice. And as we had many discussions about the song over the phone so it felt very natural to include them in the final product – making for a live action/animation/documentary-hybrid sort of video. One that allows Harry to reflect on where he’s at with his career today.”

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