New video for Norell is live. You can watch it here. Very fun for me to try my hand at drawing directly on film stock, something I’ve always wanted to do but haven’t out of the usual fear of trying something new. I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how that kind of fear informs so much of our behaviour and has so much to do with why the world is the way it is.

Hope you enjoy it 1/2 as much as we enjoyed making it 🙂 Here’s a look behind the scenes, excerpts from texts between the lead singer and me.

Until next time.

Dylan – Edmonton, AB


SEPTEMBER 18th 11:48 AM

“Hey man! It’s Ty Elgie Hope all has been well with you since we last talked.

I’m also stoked that it looks like Digging In The Dirt is getting well received!

Just wondering if you had a chance to listen to the tune yet or if you had any ideas for the video. I found a few screenshots of the silhouette effect that interests us, so I’ll send those over your way in this message as well.

No worries if you need a little more time!”


SEPTEMBER 19th 3:44 PM

“Hey Ty! So sorry for being out of touch — shit really hit the fan with my documentary and I’ve been putting out fires for two weeks UGH. Anyway, it’s all good now (mostly).

I listened to the track and it’s great of course. Man can you ever write a fucking rock song. Mid to late October is still looking good for me if it’s still looking good for you. Should we peg a date and work towards it?”

OCTOBER 17th 4:56 PM

Hey Ty, what do you think of shooting in a plain white studio like this.

But shooting in colour

And projecting scratch animation comparable to this on the back wall and onto the band members as well.”

“That sound absolutely awesome. I love it”

“Okay cool! We can also play a lot with lens flares. Shooting anamorphic makes lens flares do that JJ Abrams thing where they’re super rectangular and crazy :)”

“I’m cool with that as well! Sounds great man. I’ll make sure we’re dressed in black and white so the colours pop.”

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