“White Winter Hymnal,” a stop-action music video directed by Sean Pecknold for Seattle band Fleet Foxes, is a quietly beautiful meditation on nature and time. Channeling the music’s cyclical vocals, the video stars a Father Time-ish gnome who brings to life—and then to death—the natural world around him.
Sean is repped by Curious Pictures, but this project was completed on his own in Seattle. Sean’s brother, incidentally, is Fleet Foxes’ lead singer. Neat.
Director: Sean Pecknold
Animators: Christopher Rodgers, Britta Johnson, Sean Pecknold, Paul Maupoux
Miniature sets: Sean Pecknold, Thomas Troisch, Britta Johnson
Costume Design: Joy Andrews
Puppets: Christopher Rodgers, Britta Johnson, Sean Pecknold, Mollie Fabric Consultants: Noel Paul, Greg Pecknold
Photography: Sean Pecknold
Editorial: Sean Pecknold Producer: Grandchildren
Client: Sub Pop Records