Skaters “Deadbolt” Lyric Video

Artist: Skaters

Track: Deadbolt

Label: Warner Music Group

Role: Director, animator

Categories: art direction, motion

Lyric video for the Skaters track “Deadbolt.”

Unlike on Bones, the analog effects on this one were done the newfangled way in After Effects. Reproducing the fundamentally analog/physical process of tape distortion/generation loss in digital form is tough to do correctly, and it’s easy to go down a rabbit hole. At one point I tried to fake deinterlacing artifacts by working at 60fps, offsetting two layers by one frame, and creating “fields” with Venetian Blinds. That experiment did not last long on my old-ass laptop.