Client: Cobalt Music
Directed by: Yiannis Papadakos
Illustrated and Animated by: Thomas Doukinitsas
One of my favorite projects so far, “Apo Asteri se Asteri” brings a modern vibe to good old fairy tales, and tries to encourage hope and dreams.
As said by blog site fthis.gr, “The music video for Apo Asteri Se Asteri based on an idea by Michalis Papanikolaou, directed by Yiannis Papadakos and animated by Thomas Doukinitsas, borrows aesthetics from fairy tales and from children’s imagination to illustrate Panos Kiamos’s new single … starting a promising initiative for the Make-A-Wish foundation”
From the start this project was going to be a challenge, as the entire music video was made in roughly two weeks. Everything that appeared in the music video had to be hand drawn in Adobe Illustrator using a wacom tablet.
Other than the two main hero characters, everything else is the music video was generated as an asset to be used and positioned in 2.5D space.
All of these assets had to be then hand animated using After Effects, a process that had to also go through allot of stages of review and refinement.
Also a paper texture and some frame limiting helped give it an authentic stop motion / hand crafted look.
The music video also features live action segments by artist Panos Kiamos to introduce and close the fairy tale.
Overall it’s one of our best collaborations so far with director Yiannis Papadakos, and we look forward to our next challenge…