James Vincent McMorrow “National” Music Video
The fervent emotion of Irish singer/songwriter James Vincent McMorrow’s “National” track finds a beguiling visual compliment in this animated treatment by the crew at Giant Ant in Vancouver.
From Giant Ant: “This video revolves around a man and a car, which serves as a container for various moments that present the character’s insecurity and loneliness, but also love.
“The car is a claustrophobic room and a vast space — a shield against the world outside, and the perfect spot to listen to music in the rain.
“Everything about the song, from the stripped-back instrumentation to the raw vocal, is incredibly moving and personal. We wanted to compliment this with a similarly emotive video that tells a story of unrequited love, interiority, and the complicated feelings that surround painful but treasured memories.”
Direction: Giant Ant
Producer: Cory Philpott
Creative Direction: Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin
Treatment & Storyboard: Rafael Mayani, Jay Grandin, Conor Whelan
Art Direction: Rafael Mayani
Illustration: Rafael Mayani, Marion Bordeyne, Whitney Lam
Character Animation: Chris Anderson, Diego Maclean, Sijti Chou, Conor Whelan, Matt James, Taylor Peters, Whitney Lam
Animation & Compositing Lead: Matt James
2D Animation & Compositing: Matt James, Shawn Hight, Taylor Paters, Conor Whelan, Diego Maclean
3D Animation: Matt James, Shawn Hight, Taylor Peters
3D Modelling: Shawn Hight
Additional 3D Modelling: Taylor Peters