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Music Monday: Royal Blood ‘Out Of The Black’

Monday 09 February 2015
Words Alice Bell

Just like Spindle, director David Wilson honed his trade on the stoney beaches of Brighton. He has gone on to direct stunning videos for the like of Arcade Fire, Hercules & Love Affair and Arctic Monkeys to name but a few.

This time he teams up with animator Christy Karacas to co-direct the latest offering from Royal Blood, a live-action/animation explosive mash-up with comic and surreal consequences.

David says; “I became a fan of Christy’s show Superjail! a few years ago. It was Christy’s incredibly inventive fight sequences and love of hand drawn animation that made me obsess over his work. I love hand drawn animation. It’s where my directing career began, and I still fill my free time over a light box, drawing away.

I wanted to give Christy as much creative freedom as possible whilst making sure the animation and the live action would still sync together. I would give Christy the starting point of which characters were fighting, where their geographical placing was on the set, and which characters would die. It was then up to Christy to create fight sequence, knowing the in-and-out points.”