New Animated, Handpainted Music Video by the Avett Brothers
NPR Music is featuring this exclusive premiere of the “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise” by the Avett Brothers. The visuals are sparse animated paintings by Jason Ryan Mitchum that detail the rise and fall of a single landscape’s urban development.
” ‘Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise’ was written about the temporary nature of our buildings and our mentality,’ says Scott Avett. ‘Accepting the temporary state we may be in. (Artist) Jason (Ryan Mitchum) with his landscape paintings, and some that I’d seen that he’d animated, dealt with the temporary nature of the world around us.’
“Rather than make a bunch of different paintings for the animation, Mitchum gradually altered a single painting [twenty-six hundred] times. Ten alterations to the painting equaled one second of film.”
Watch and listen at NPR.org – The Avett Brothers, “Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise”