Massive Attack / United Snakes
The track United Snakes itself originally came out in June 2006 on the False Flags EP, whilst this video was not released until November 2009, over 3 years later. It was originally created as an opening film for a one off gig in Manchester that summer.
The video starts with rigid black and white stars and stripes, quickly shifts into to more organic shapes. The creation of these spontaneous forms was made possible by ‘sketching’ the outlines of 3d shapes and objects using a custom Openframeworks and Maya solution, developed by Dave Ferner who worked at the Studio for several years. Dave also directed the video. Look carefully for the stag beetle and crow, which we laser scanned and used as some of the primary forms for the animation.
Client: Massive Attack
Commissioned by: Massive Attack
Role: Film direction and technical production