Brisbane’s Last Dinosaurs have released a new music video for their track Andy. The video was directed by Michael Sloane, the same man behind other Last Dinosaurs videos such as Zoom and Time & Place. Working with lead singer Sean Caskey for the feel and direction of the song, the duo drew upon Andy Warhol’s pieces of art. It seemed fitting with the angular guitar and upbeat rhythm of the song.
It was only a happy coincidence that Andy Warhol’s art was the inspiration of the Andy video, as the song itself has nothing to do with Warhol. The final result is a modern take on Warhol’s collage-style pieces. The animations are hand-crafted, containing an organic jitter that you only get from frame-by-frame work.
So although using modern technology to create the video, each frame was hand-drawn over and separately animated using a graphics tablet. They did this to stay true to the printed paper, organic feeling of the video and Warhol’s art, and add that bubbly, breakthrough energy to the clip that the song exudes.
The band are currently in the UK, but will return for the Splendour in the Grass 2012 lineup next month.