Production blog: Dark Hip Falls video

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I recently completed work on a video for Seattle band Dark Hip Falls. I used ink combined with water and gum arabic solution on glass. Below you can find a comparison of production shots with final stills, as well as more stills! The video uses a theme of Rorschach tests to interpret the restless and fast-paced lyrics in their song ‘Lam2: Red Hands.’ Find more info on technique here.

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Tess Martin is an independent animator who works with back-lit paper cut-outs, ink, paint, sand or objects. She is the recipient of three 4Culture grants, two City of Seattle grants, and numerous others in support of her films, including The Whale Story, animated on a 16 foot high wall in…

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