Director of Photography:
Laurence Mandel Payne
Arts et Crafts
Humble director Alan Poon teams up with award-winning photographer and cinematographer, Adam Makarenko to form the directing duo, Makapoon. Although not their first collaborative effort; the two previously joined forces to create the breathtakingly beautiful video In Our Talons for The Bowerbirds.
Three months in the making and several thousand photographs later, the two recently finished another ambitious video for the up and coming Canadian band Zeus. The video consists of four miniature boots waking up from their tents, and travel through a hand crafted miniature landscape.
The team brought on some of their previous creative partners, Lead Animator and stop motion specialist Mike Hollenbeck, and puppet fabricator Diana Savage (who worked on Talons and previously at a stop motion studio with Poon).
Savage was asked to create four pairs of miniature boots based on the band's real boots. For authenticity, the boots were made out of real thin strips of leather and Savage found actual working miniature zippers for the boots.
All the stop motion sets were shot on a DLSR camera, as well as the live action water elements which were composited into the miniature landscapes afterward. The band's performance was captured in a green screen studio and to get a choppier stop motion look from the band members, the song was played back at half speed and captured at a fast shutter speed, then doubled in post-production.