The animated gem for “Will Ya Be My Friend” has been receiving heaps of praise and now has a trophy for the shelf!
The folks at the KC Chapter of the AIGA (American Institute of Graphic Arts) gave it an award for their annual Motion Graphics category. All the credit goes to DJG and PJC — the creative geniuses working under the moniker Mur Mur Man Productions — who let their imaginations run wild (as per) and worked for over a year on it collectively. I just uploaded DJG’s process art for the video to Flickr, so stop by there to get an idea of how it was made! It involved lots of collages, a giant scroll, and unrestrained wonderment. Congrats and another big thanks to both artists for bringing the song to life on screen!
If you haven’t seen it yet, just click on the VIDEO header and see why it’s been called
“one of the coolest things you’ll see all year”! – Present Magazine
Also on the video front, the footage we shot for “Leavin” is being edited down as we speak, so we’ll be premiering that real soon. And I got photos from that shoot on Flickr… behind the scenes! Click the photo below to see the rest.
I’ll be making a half-naked cameo appearance in an ACB’s video in the coming weeks, too. So be on the look out for THAT! And in the meantime, go download their debut single “Be Professional” from their upcoming full length Stona Rosa. It’s free, and you’ll love it, I think.