The Norwegian new wave rock band A-ha were given six “Moon men” at the 1986 MTV Video Music Awards for their “Take On Me” video, an excellent song with a fantastic music video. This year, the Berlin-based filmmaker Boris Seewald took a similar approach for his animated music video for German electronic music producer, Ralf Hildenbeutel.
Amazing watercolour paintings compose “Disco,”. Seewald depicts it, as a “handmade” music video produced from about 1,250 paintings on tape. Hand painted pictures and of dancers are energized into a perfectly choreographed time table. The video flashes as new images and modifications are made to the developing shifting pictures.
These artists have worked together in the past. Last year Seewald directed the video for Hildenbeutel’s song, “Sparks,” which displayed a combination of ballet, animation, and electronic music.