The blackbirds in the garden take flight in this kaleidoscopic music video for ‘Blackbird’.
Director Jon Baxter from Perceptual Engineering, Auckland built a 3D model of a blackbird and his team then set about making it fly and multiply.
Baxter’s philosophical approach for Blackbird aligns with the darkness of the lyrics by Freddy’s vocalist Joe Dukie. « The Blackbird in my garden is often the lingering fear that attacks my creative process and inhibits action. But this can turn out to be the very same force that allows magic to happen, the very thing that gives momentum to dreams and allows us to break through to the other side », Baxter said.
Director: Jon Baxter
3d: Rob Zohrab, Paul Carter (The Rig), Stuart Bedford, Sam Baker
Illustration: Bev Eng, Jasmin Duthie, Clint Milne
Flame: Jon Baxter, Hannah Walker
Thanks Perceptual Engineering: perceptual-engineering.com