Thursday, February 25, 2010

The Video is Complete!

So, I've posted almost nothing in over a month because my life had been eaten up by a single project: animating the music video for "Chocolate" by (Latin American Grammy winners) Jesse & Joy. Here it is:

Jesse & Joy- "Chocolate" from Carlos Lopez Estrada on Vimeo.

The video was directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada, for London Alley Entertainment, and funded by Warner Music Mexico. It took us about three weeks of preproduction and a month of shooting. It is made up of 2,900 still photographs of custom made cookies, cookie crumbs, salt, and other edible goodies. By that, I mean there are no digital effects; we actually sat, lit, and slowly moved physical objects around the old fashioned way, with the help of Dragon Stop Motion. We were working our asses off. Want to see? Here's a behind-the-scenes:

Behind the Scenes of "Chocolate" from Carlos Lopez Estrada on Vimeo.

So watch it. Enjoy it. And please send it to your friends for Digg submissions, StumbleUpon thumbs ups, and other means of internet validation. Maybe I'll actually get the big bucks for future projects once this gets some--and I hate to use this term, but--viral success.


We've also now been graciously linked by the following blogs:

The Dragon Stop-Motion Website Blog

Video Static

Cartoon Brew

Animation Magazine dot EU

Best of Animation/Stop Motion Vimeo Channel

Everything Animated Vimeo Channel

And for you Espanol speakers out there:

Hecho en Mexico

Thanks to everyone that has helped spread the word!


  1. cameron-

    arie just shared this video with me (or rather, i creeped her shared items on my reader) and it is fabulous!

    i also liked that i could tell which hands were yours.

    please make more videos like this.

  2. Did you also notice that I trimmed and cleaned my nails? Because I did that for you.

  3. Cameron and Nate!!! This video is AMAZING!!!! It's super rad to see you guys making magic happen! Seriously, fantastic work! Would love to catch up with you guys and see what all you got going on! Looks like you're staying busy!