Not only is the content of Victor Haegelin‘s stop motion animation a natural match with the music, but this project succeeds on so many levels that it can be appreciated as a masterclass for creative and engaging strategies to locate the expressive qualities in physical objects while also finding a visual language for communicating what is delightful and whimsical about Professor Kliq‘s music.
Working with music by Chicago electro artist Professor Kliq (Mike Else), the track name is also, conveniently, “Wire and Flashing Lights.” (If that didn’t call for this stop motion treatment, I don’t know what would.)
Kliq’s music is released with just this kind of animation in mind, using Creative Commons.
I woke up one morning to this video in my inbox, along with a short note asking “Is it alright if I use this track?” As you could imagine, I was absolutely blown away by the quality, execution, and creativity in this video. I went on to form a friendship with Victor Haegelin, the creator of this fine video. It was originally set to possibly my most popular track “Plastic & Flashing Lights”, but that track was made so long ago, before I had an education in music or even a hundredth of the technology I have access to now, so I gave it a bit of a facelift. Thanks for making such an amazing video, Victor….