"Always" is an animated music video for my own original song via my music/animation The Least of Creatures.
With this video, which is my first animation in nearly a year and a half, I wanted to shift away from the simpler, more graphic videos I've done before and make it a much more cinematic experience. While I had done mostly visuals paired with some sort of kinetic type, I wanted this one to be a straightforward narrative that could stand on its own both with and without the song (though I'd prefer if it were with the song, thank you very much)
The song is essentially about meeting someone special and how you quickly you can find yourself falling head over heels. You can reexamine all the little moments that led up to it, but it still seems that the universe just happened to align so that you could meet one another.
With the video, I wanted to tell that same story, but in a much more exciting way. I wanted to take all that I've learned from my job as a storyboard artist and apply it to the animation and have it read as though it were a short film I had shot. I very actively tried to replicate and reference shots from movies and TV.
It's definitely by far the best and most complex thing I've done in terms of my animation (in the end, the animation was comprised of over 1200 individual drawings) While animation is still purely a hobby, I would love to keep pushing myself farther in what I can do with it.
Additionally, if you like the song you can download FREE at www.soundcloud.com/theleastofcreatures/always