The music video for DEDSA's Annihilation was created by DEDSA keyboardist Robbie Ward using hand-drawn paper cutouts and stop-motion animation techniques.
"Annihilation was largely inspired by the works of Hieronymus Bosch and Dante, as well as other early medieval paintings and texts depicting Hell and peasant life. I wanted to re-imagine ancient interpretations of Hell that have fallen from the public consciousness (for example: the frozen, innermost level of Hell; and Satan depicted as a blue, many-faced creature) and also bring a comic and modern perspective.
I learned the paper cutout technique from watching an old TV interview with Terry Gilliam. My process doesn't really differ at all from his Monty Python cartoons, except I illustrate everything with Prismacolor pencils and use Dragonframe software. It took approximately eleven months to complete all of the backgrounds and figures, and five weeks to animate using stop motion." - Robbie Ward
Take a tour of his animation studio and Annihilation portfolio below!
Our album Salmon Velocity has officially been released on all music streaming services. Salmon Velocity includes singles "Lighter Click," "Annihilation," and "Honky Tonk."