International crew from VUC for Norwegian Animated Music Video

Tekst: Daniela Elvebakk Mala , Foto: Mathilde Savey and Lea Romero

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Two students on the Erasmus programme have created a new music video for a local Norwegian musician. – These projects are invaluable for students, says lecturer Dave King.

Mathilde Savey and Lea Romero animated and directed the video for Soulmates, a song by the artist Analog Monoxide, the working alias of Stian Høyberg, multi-instrumentalist musician and producer, who has worked with various instruments and genres for more than 20 years. 

The two students, both from ESAAT in France, are currently in Volda on the animation course. 

– This is one of our regular animation projects where students engage with ‘real world’ clients. These projects are invaluable for students, and they are always exciting, but it’s extra lovely when they get to work with someone locally and this has turned out to be a great experience for all of us, says the video’s producer, King.

The project was very collaborative, with the students and producer pitching the concept to Høyberg via Skype, using storyboards and illustrations to convey their idea, and both animators and musician contributing to the finished version. 

King describes the song, featuring vocals and lyrics by Melani Cholie, as “a smooth slice of downtempo electronica groove” and the fully animated video shows the cyclical nature of relationships. 

– Music videos are such a creative medium to work in, and Mathilde and Lea have done a beautiful job on this, says King, before adding: Of course, they had a very cool song to work with, so that always helps.
 

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