COSMOSSE – Architeq / Chopsy

“INTO THE COSMOS” is ChopsyAnimations (, which entered the world of music videos for the first time. Originally, Chopsy (director Darren Robbie) thought of it as a short film with a simple premise: “what happens to all the old vinyl people who played before? A mysterious collector invites the plates from the attics, trash cans and forgotten shelves to the old warehouse. “Using a combination of stop-frame, pixilation, live-action and time child animation, it was taken at various locations around Bristol and created whenever possible with full camera photography (other times combined several times). When shooting each frame for external shots over a period of time, we see vinyl records interacting with ever-changing natural light and weather (dry or wet, sunny or cloudy) – if you look closely, you can even see the ponds drying in a few shots. The short film was created in 7 months by turning on and off between a group of friends between paid work, real love work (it had no budget to talk about). It was taken earlier this year at the end of winter, and the entire post (mostly platform removal) was used in the spring and summer. All the recordings you see were cut before shooting and new medium tags were added to create the desired visual effect that rotates and bounces through the ground, then animated on site using weighed equipment. Architeq added music and sound effects after filming and the first editing. Rigids were removed, different passages were combined, and shadows were cleared in AfterEffects. The motion picture on the spot was achieved using the laptop software Dragon, which in turn was powered by a portable caravan battery. The cameras used were Canon Eos 5 & 7. Credits list: Director: Chopsy Producer: Kev Harwood DOP: Toby Howell Animators: Darren Robbie, Inez Woldman (additional help: Wendy Griffiths, Ed Patterson) Composition: Jim Lewis, Bram Thweam, Darren Robbie performances / pixels: Ian Whitlock, Bobby Proctor, Robin Crowther-Smith Rigging: Craig Atkinson Gaffer (stock image): Clive Scott Editor: Nikk Fielden

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