Press Release from FilmTecknarna
Swedish alternative singer songwriter Nicolai Dunger recently tapped FilmTecknarna directors Boris Nawratil and David Nord to create a slightly mental music video for Dunger's new single Crazy Train. The music clip transports viewers on a train ride weaving through the cartoon-like windows of a children's book. While the vibrant and colorful aesthetic is reminiscent of Warner Brothers cartoons starring the Wylie Coyote, the directors conjured a more contemporary style by infusing it with creative nods to Roy Lichtenstein pop art.
Living up to the song¹s name, the video includes many odd moments, such as the appearance of well-dressed children in the desert sky (the kids were modeled after photos of two of Nord¹s children), the train possessing a very large tongue, and packs of crazed desert rabbits and steer. Boris and David comment, "Nicolai wanted something trippy, outrageous and fun. That¹s why the extra touches in the animation and story became important. This is a country western song with flair so we wanted the animation to match the track¹s vibe." The directors, who frequently partner on creative projects, created massive environments for Crazy Train; everything, including the black outlines, was built in 3D to convey an inked comic book feel and keep the outlines somewhat organic.