Ryan Dugre - Mute Swan
Info: Jesse Cafiero is a collage artist / animator from San Francisco who has recently collaborated with instrumental guitarist Ryan Dugre of Brooklyn for his single 'Mute Swan', from his newly released album Gardens.
Entirely hand animated using vintage magazine materials from the 1950's through the 1970's, "Mute Swan" uses the imperfection of stop-motion to create a real, moving piece of art. Guitarist Ryan Dugre's meditative progressions flow throughout the video, giving plenty of room to the myriad of surreal landscapes that catch the viewers eye. Living in such a digital and edited world these days, "Mute Swan" is a breath of fresh air, a reminder of the simplicity that can occur when music and animation work as one.
A musician himself, Cafiero is also a member of San Francisco psych-folk band Split Screens, for whom she also created the stop-motion video for their single 'Stand Alone' (below). You can find more of his hugely impressive artwork work here http://www.jessecafiero.com/ and Ryan's music here http://www.ryandugre.com/
Split Screens - Stand Alone