Put the synth back in … Christm… um, Christmasynth. Synthmas.
It’s the reason for the season.
And that’s the message of a delightful video from animator Ambar Navarro. (Apologies if you’ve seen this already – Ambar sent her work to us last week – but I think it’s well worth another watch and mention.)
It embodies the ethos of synth love right now, the adored, all-in-one electronic instrument in all its charm. And this is just one introduction to a lovely body of work my Ambar, in the experimental animation program at Cal Arts. (Cal Arts is itself a great electronic music institution as well as a film and animation powerhouse.) The music comes from the American retro-electro duo Hyperbubble, aka Jess and Jeff.
Thanks, Ambar, Jess, Jeff, and co. You’re warming the hearts of many a synthesist.
Animated/Directed by Ambar Navarro
Music by Hyperbubble, hyperbubble.net
Additional Animation by
Quique Rivera Rivera
Isabela Dos Santos
Post-Prod done by Julian Petschek
Shot at BE∆RD H∆US
Follow Ambar on Twitter:
Ambar has posted some great behind-the-scenes shots to that Twitter account, which give you a small inkling of the amount of work that went into this.
And read a short interview in the UK-based online animation magazine Skwigly, part of their Advent series: