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Nexus Studios Tapped for Gorillaz ‘Silent Running’ Music Video

Director Fx Goby and band co-creator Jamie Hewlett deliver an ambitious short that brings together prosthetics, pyrotechnics, performance, and intricate visual effects.

Nexus Studios director Fx Goby recently collaborated with Gorillaz co-creator Jamie Hewlett on another music video for the virtual band’s new track “Silent Running ft. Adeleye Omotayo.” The project builds on previous work from Hewlett and the Emmy-nominated director, who most recently teamed up on “Cracker Island' ft. Thundercat,” the title track on the band’s forthcoming new album. 

Hewlett and Goby set out to produce a narrative-led, creatively ambitious music video for the band, bringing together prosthetics, pyrotechnics, performance, and intricate visual effects. Produced by Nexus Studios, the live-action and animation-infused video’s sense of scale is conveyed through layers of detail, incorporating minuscule carvings on the cave walls, evaporating cult members, and the use of real fire on set.

The musical group recently journeyed from their original base at Kong Studios in West London to Silverlake, California, as they recruited new members to join The Last Cult. With their new digs comes a new look, with the band now appearing in stylized 3D, courtesy of Hewlett and Goby’s creative collaboration.

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Source: Nexus Studios

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Debbie Diamond Sarto is news editor at Animation World Network.