Said the Whale Create "Record Shop" Video by Animating 129 Spinning Vinyl LPs
The clip was created entirely without computer effects
Published Jun 20, 2019Vancouver pop-rock faves Said the Whale's previous music video won both a Leo Award and the Audience Award at the Prism Prize. Now, they've released the ambitious follow-up in the form of a video for "Record Shop."
The song comes from this year's Cascadia LP, and it's a visually stunning clip that was made entirely without visual effects. Instead, the video animates the band members via cut-out photos pasted onto 129 spinning vinyl records. It's based on a form on animation called a phénakisticope, which was first used back in the 1800s.
The "Record Shop" video was directed by Johnny Jansen, who also directed the award-winning "UnAmerican" video (which similarly didn't use computer effects). This latest clip is the perfect accompaniment to the crunchy guitars and bouncy pop hooks of "Record Shop" — and it's thematically appropriate for the song's lyrics about music appreciation.
Scroll past Said the Whale's tour schedule to check it out.
09/06 Vancouver, BC - Malkin Bowl
09/08 Edmonton, AB - Hawrelak Park
09/18 Los Angeles, CA - Satellite
09/20 Portland, OR - Polaris Hall
09/21 Port Angeles, WA - Arts & Draughts Festival
09/22 Seattle, WA - Sunset Tavern
09/26 Campbell River, BC - Tidemark Theatre
09/27 Nanaimo, BC - Port Theatre
09/28 Victoria, BC - Capitol Theatre
10/01 Kamloops, BC - Blue Grotto
10/03 Calgary, AB - The Palace
10/06 Red Deer, AB - Bo's
10/07 Saskatoon, SK - Broadway Theatre
10/09 Regina, SK - Artesian
10/11 Winnipeg, MB - The Garrick
11/27 St. Catharines, QC - The Warehouse
11/28 London, ON - London Music Hall
11/29 Waterloo, ON - Maxwell's
11/30 Hamilton, ON - Casbah
12/02 St. John's, NL - Rock House
12/03 Halifax, NS - Seahorse Tavern
12/05 Fredericton, NB - Capitol
12/06 Montreal, QC - L'esco
12/07 Ottawa, ON - Bronson Centre
12/08 Oshawa, ON - Oshawa Music Hall
12/14 Toronto, ON - Phoenix Concert Hall