Flamingosis “Daymaker” Music Video by Nick Parente
If the mid-December chills are taking their toll on your mood, I can recommend escaping into the sunny and stress-free world created by Detroit animator/illustrator Nick Parente in his music video for Flamingosis (aka Aaron Velasquez).
Nick Parente: “Motivation has been tough this strange year, and I was looking for a kick in the butt to pour a bunch of love into a project. It felt like a sign when Flamingosis asked if I was interested in doing a music video for him.
“I’ve worked with Aaron before, and I knew he was a chill fella who was down for anything, so I took this on as a pro-bono job, with my only request being total creative freedom to do whatever I wanted.
“I couldn’t help but envision a super funky 80’s beachfront when I first listened to the track. Also, fun fact, Flamingosis is the name of a freestyle frisbee move that Aaron’s dad invented back in the day.
“I did all the illustrations for the piece in Procreate. I wanted to evoke that funky 80’s vibe, so a lot of vibrant pinks and greens and warm tones, and nice soft washes of color.”
Director/animator/illustrator: Nick Parente
2D Animator: Ryan Boyes, Emily Kundrot, Scott Hoch, Po-Chen Chia, Dave Holm, Mel McCann, Jake Williams
Justin Lemmon, Jade Kuzak, Issey Roquet, Eddy Nieto, Gung-Kai Koo, Ivyy Chen
3D Animator: Julie Craft, Billy Chitkin
Special Thanks: The Boxfort fam, Jade Kuzak, Dan Stack, Tom Goulet, Anna Aichinger