Face of Fear

"Face of Fear" by Exit Strategy

Working alongside the Humble Wonder Group, we designed, created, and performed a unique shadow puppetry show for Calgary's heavy metal band Exit Strategy. More than 50 puppets, backgrounds, textures, and lighting effects were created to make this animated, raw, analog music video. Classic animation techniques were also used to achieve all the shots. The big challenge was keeping all of the images, animated sequences, and layers strictly analog, meaning the entire video was created by hand. We used an overhead projector, painted transparencies, multiple layers of backgrounds painted onto huge acrylic sheets, and puppets drawn, cut, jointed, and performed by hand. Everything was captured in camera; no digital effects here!