| January 31, 2013
Shugo Tokumaru – Katachi


2000 PVC plates never looked so elegant. A bit late on this one, but only because I’ve spent the last 10 days watching this video on repeat unable to focus on anything else. I’m a sucker for stop-motion music videos in general, but Shugo Tokumaru‘s new video for “Katachi” (Japanese for “shape”) turns the style on its head. The whole point of stop-motion is to trick the viewer into seeing fluid movement where there isn’t any, but director/animator team Kijek / Adamski keep shapes from each shot throughout the whole production as a visual reminder that nothing here is actually changing, just growing. Nothing I can say will do it justice — just check it out above.

Stream: Shugo Tokumaru – “Katachi”