Jess Cope is an animator, film maker, artist and all round creative force. Having made many waves throughout the animation community with projects of her own and through working with many noteable collaborators (including Tim Burton on Frankenweenie) Jess has already built up an enviable body of work.
Her most recent project has been the production of a music video for Steven Wilson (Ex Porcupine Tree) called Drive Home. This incredible video seamlessly blends elements of 2D and 3D stop motion to create a beautiful and emotional story of love suffering tragedy. All the elements from character design to execution are stunning, original and remind us the power of stop motion; a technique that is becoming ever more rare.
Feast your eyes on Drive Home.
You love it don’t you? You want more don’t you? Well never fear because this new film is one of many great clips that are available for your hungry eyes on the world of the web. So please watch the following and see how long it takes until you are a devout Jess Cope fan.
This next clip is another music video for Steven Wilson. Entitled The Raven That Refused To Sing it is both stark and gorgeous; the imagery and music coming together perfectly to create a wonderful mood piece.
Of Jess’s solo projects the one that stands out the most is The Astronomer’s Sun. This stunning and intriguing film has gone on to receive a great deal of critical acclaim and exposure across the festival circuit. It will also knock your socks off!
Finally (for now) is another music video, this time for Storm Corrosion’s track Drag Ropes. Again the animation is different, but carries Jess’ very unique trademark in both visual feel and storytelling technique. Enjoy.
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