Stop-motion face painting

Here’s an amazing promo for We Have Band‘s single You Came Out, directed by David Wilson. According to the creative team:

The face paint animation film is made up of 4,816 separate stills. Each and every frame was hand-painted, shot, wiped off and redrawn, slightly differently for the next frame in order to create a seamless sequence. This time-consuming process involved the band members lying still for two consecutive days in a studio. In order to animate the singing bit, lip movement was created by animating a painted mouth on the singer Dede. This involved breaking the lyrics into phonetics and giving each sound a specific mouth shape. To make this as realistic as possible all the mouth shapes were painted on Dede’s face individually and then shot.

You can see all the individual frames here. Thanks to our friends at BoingBoing.

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