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Dark Night of the Soul -Behind the scenes

By Tim Fulker

In a dystopian world, in which speech and feelings are heavily oppressed by a totalitarian state, a passenger must escape a train going nowhere to deliver a letter to his beloved.This Orwellian-inspired music video consists of striking colours, designs and imagery.

 

 

Check out how Marnik Loysen made the film.

 

ABOUT Marnik Loysen

Marnik Loysen is a British stop-motion animator and filmmaker based in Bristol, UK. He studied animation at the Bristol School of Animation for one year before beginning his job at Aardman features. He has been a senior assistant animator on their last two feature films and most recent TV series.

Marnik received funding from Channel 4’s Random Acts scheme in 2016 to make the short “Invasion of the Giant Radioactive Killer Snail from Beyond,” which was shot at Aardman’s studio in Bristol.

More recently Marnik has been involved in the new independent stop-motion studio space called Hangar where he shot “The Dark Night of the Soul.”

Last year Marnik attended Animarkt Festival in Lodz, Poland, where he pitched his short film “Prime Cuts” and won two awards.

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Things Were Better Before

By Tim Fulker

Travelling with music you often end up having conversations with people on their own mad quests, creating beautiful and challenging works that with an unflinching eye, bravely scrutinise our experience of the world. And in these conversations you feel a kinship, that odd feeling of intimate friendship with a person or group of people you've only just met. What follows is a serendipitous breech of ideas, the brimming possibilities of collaboration.

The making of the music video for “Things were better before” was the result of one such chance meetings. Teaming up with animation and production company “Truckitrek”, of whom we met in the stunning hillside town Pennabilli, we have dreamt up a short film that is both beautiful in design and poignant in it’s message. It deals with environmental issues, specifically looking at the death of our oceans. The film portrays a brutal vision of a post apocalyptic world, the protagonist searches for a glimmer of hope but prospects are stark and the destruction is seemingly irreversible. By presenting such a terrible vision of the near future we hope this short film will serve as a “Wake-up machine” to those who view it, further encouraging “green” and sustainable thinking to a society who need to pay attention and affect real change.

 

Below are some behind the scenes shots from filming.

And check out these stills from the film - Look how beautifully made the puppets are.

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Making Album III

By Tim Fulker

Happy days in StudiOwz - Pembrokeshire

Beautifully captured by Scott Chalmers of Chalmers Creative

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