Of monsters and men | fever dreaM
ALBUM SHORT FILMS
Following the death of our main character(s), we descent through a mash-up of the Buddhist underworld & Norse mythology.
With each song on the album comes a different Norse creature (The Draug, Raven, Kraken, Fenrir, Jörmungandr, etc.) acting as judges to new levels of the underworld.
The Norse creatures are the connection to Of Monster and Men’s Icelandic roots, and will be visually presented with East Asian influences like House and Kagemushu. The traditional depictions of these monsters already lend themselves to very tactile and visceral imagery.
Once our main character(s) has journeyed through all levels of the underworld, the final clip depicts their reincarnation.
All the short film will be filmed on a practical, physical set built in New York.
The moody, saturated environments will be surreal, but familiar.
As the character(s) go deeper into the underworld, the images will start to be manipulated and warped as a Convolutional Neural Network will give the videos a unique, surreal, and unsettling quality.
*see motion sample below
This animation technique will drive home the hallucinatory, fever dream feeling of the music.