“As simple as it looks. The whole video is hand drawn frame by frame - markers on paper.”
Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski are a directing duo from Poland who we’ve featured on the site before. They’re back with another labor intensive video, this time trading in flashlights and yarn for paper and markers. The hand-drawn execution goes beyond mere novelty (though it’s certainly a nice touch) by providing an aesthetic that reinforces we cut corners’ simple lyrics and aching earnestness. It’s as if the whole thing were drawn in a notebook on a long, contemplative and rainy bus ride home from school.
Kijek and Adamski are dedicated to their craft (just take a look at how many markers they went through) so do yourself a favor and head on over to their blog or Vimeo page to see more of their work. Oh, and a big ‘thank you’ is due to Hamilton for sending it our way. Cheers!
“Made with 1 km of yarn and four different flashlights and one lamp. Yarn was shaken and illuminated in different ways and shot in stop motion.”
This music video for the Tomasz Stańko Quintet – by Polish directing duo Katarzyna Kijek and Przemysław Adamski – could easily have been created entirely inside of a computer but, if it had, the unique warmth and charm that comes through with such intentional, painstakingly hand-crafted execution would most certainly have been lost. Cheers for the dedication and hard-work, znajomych!