French motion director Slim (a.k.a. Aniss Slimane) poured a heaping helping of color and sunshine into this whimsical music video for 80s pop star Richard Gotainer. As silly and free-spirited as the illustrations are, there are some quite beautiful compositions throughout, giving the piece as unexpected dash of slickness that I like.
I won’t comment on the music or Mr. Gotainer’s performance except to say that I find them both wildly entertaining. Apparently, Mr. Gotainer wrote the song to promote the joys of vacationing in the Champagne region of France. Based on this video, it looks like maybe Mr. Gotainer didn’t quite have enough to time to shoot on location. Ah well, c’est la vie. A green screen and some CG can do in a pinch.
If you just couldn’t get enough Richard Gotainer from this video (and who could?), there’s more in store on YouTube.
Thanks to Cyril Drouin for the tip!
Direction, production, art direction and animation : Slimane ANISS
Director of Photography : Pierre-yves BASTARD
Animation : Nicolas HU
Illustration : Charles BIGEAST, Nicolas TUAL
Agency : Horizon bleu Didier JANOT, yannick MERRAND
Executive production : 555lab Noordine FAYEK