Video: MANIAC – Thank Each Mistake

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Maniac, the new project from Shawn Harris of The Matches, has released a music video for the track Thank Each Mistake. Of note though, the video was designed entirely on the iPad by Harris, he explained:

I illustrated this video for “Thank Each Mistake” for my band Maniac using the Brushes app for iPad. I heard about it through Jorge Colombo’s New Yorker covers, but for me, the best media for this technique wasn’t print, but video! By taking advantage of the actions playback feature, and by using a brushes viewer application for my Mac, I found I could export my painting as a quicktime movie. The app isn’t designed for animation, but the playback feature, which records each brush-stroke as a separate frame, lends itself to a coarse morphy style of stop-motion fingerpainting, if you can manage to be deliberate enough about not lifting your finger from the painting… Thanks also to BLU, whose wall animations helped inspire the technique.

The video is below.