Jamie Caliri’s music video for The Shins “The Rifle’s Spiral” is an otherworldly magic show. I love how the chairs grow into existence, and there’s a falling sequence at the climax of the video that’s particularly stunning. The heroine and camera motion in it feel particularly dynamic.
For the video, Caliri and his team used a motion control camera system called Volo and Caliri’s own DragonFrame software. Nowness reports that a 3D version of the film exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS is also in the works. A behind the scenes video is below.
Direction: Jamie Caliri
Production Designer / Co-Director: Alexander Juhasz
Editor: Steve Beebe
Lead Animator: Anthony Scott
Animators: Matt Manning, Mike Johnson, Rachel Larsen, Rich Zimmerman
Post Production Supervisor: Damien Christian D’Amico
Puppet Fabrication: Pablo Grande Weiss, Yoriko Murakami, Robyn Yannoukos
Scenic Artist: Vera Long
Prop Artist: Kristen Droney
Set Designer: Neva Williams
Production Manager: Elyse Kelly, Susan Bell
Stage Manager: Matthew Manning