Andrew Khosravani & Rosanna Wan team up for Moon Panda

Music videos are one of the purest formats in the realm of animation and motion design. There’s a certain magic that happens when the visuals perfectly match the audio that few other mediums or formats can mimic. While music videos might not have the budget of yesteryear, they can still act as a great opportunity to get a little weird and go a direction your typical corporate clients might not be comfortable with.

Case in point: the new music video for Moon Panda by Andrew Khosravani & Rosanna Wan. This music video has quite a few things going for it, from its rhythmic quality and psychedelic transitions to its surreal color palette. But, what I find so striking about the piece is its timeless quality. There are moments that feel like they’re clearly part of the current zeitgeist and others where it’s hard to pinpoint which decade inspired the work or when it could have been made.

All things considered, it makes for an enjoyable 4 minutes!

From Andrew Khosravani & Rosanna Wan:

An animated music video for the Brighton based dream pop / space rock band Moon Panda. The video is a visual journey through strange and surreal landscapes. As the colourful environments twist and distort we are led into ever more psychedelic spaces, meeting increasingly alien beings along the way.

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About the author

Joe Donaldson

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Joe Donaldson is a director, designer, and animator who worked on Motionograpgher from 2014-2020. Previously, he was an art director at Buck. Over the past decade, he's lived and worked in Chicago, New York City, and Los Angeles and has directed work for clients such as Apple, Google, Instagram, The New York Times, Unicef, Etsy, and The New Yorker. In addition to his creative work, in 2018 he started Holdframe. He's now working as a professor at Ringling College of Art and Design and when not teaching he can be found spending time with his family or out running.

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