Moth is off of the band's fourth album, Blood for Blood, and explores themes of self-destruction in the pursuit of happiness.
With a relatively simple concept and little turnaround time, this video incorporated some dark imagery inspired by the opening credits to David Fincher's Se7en and in-camera stop animation. The story was shot over two days with an additional day for the stop-motion segments to feature the lyrics. The entire video was a one-man crew production: shooting, editing and colour grading.
What helped with this video was the clear direction given by Black Fawn as to what the video was going to look like. They communicated a concept and let me take it and run with it. Storyboards, visual references and a deadline were given. The rest fell into place.
All that was needed was the basement of a local store in old downtown Guelph (Thanks to Grey Rock Clothing Co.) and two gorgeous actors who I knew were perfect for the roles as captor and captive (Erin Stuart is a very talented and mesmerizing model/actress. However the identity of our mysterious lead must remain unknown.)
The stop-motion element was new for me. What an excellent way to reveal the lyrics of the video with the theme of the story.
P.S. After cutting out all of the letters from magazines and gluing many of the ransom notes together, I have a newfound respect for the patience and attention-to-detail of creepy stalkers.
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Check out more stills from behind the scenes here.
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