Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016: Number 9
We’re celebrating the past year in music videos! Billboard recently published their list of the 10 Best Music Videos of 2016. We’re sharing that list here.
Yesterday, we posted Rihanna’s hardcore “Needed Me” video. Today it’s Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch.” Creepy stop-motion animation ahead!
9. Radiohead, “Burn the Witch”
From Wallace and Gromit to Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer, stop-motion animation tends to look precious and adorable by default. So a stop-motion story of a quaint British village coming together to burn a woman at the stake Wicker Man-style is a particularly memorable and unsettling visual — particularly during a year when bandwagon pitchfork-wielding seems to have enjoyed a worldwide resurgence.
Radiohead – Burn The Witch
Director – Chris Hopewell
Producer – Rosie Lea Brind
Editor – Ben Foley
DOP – Jon Davey
Art Director & Production Designer – Chris Hopewell
Post effects and grading – Ben Foley at Buckloop
Key Animators – Virpi Kettu, Louie Mc Namara, Oli Putland
Animators – Aaron Hopewell, Andrew Stewart, Rosie Lea Brind, Chris Hopewell
Set construction – Holly Jo Beck, Lois Garland
Puppets and props – Elaine Andrew, Virpi Kettu, Bonnie Griffin, Lucy Roberts, Ash Clarke, Ella Baraclough, Bec Coates, Rosie Lea Brind, Chris Hopewell, Andrew Stuart
Production company – Jacknife
Written by Radiohead
Produced & mixed by Nigel Godrich
Engineered by Nigel Godrich and Sam Petts-Davies
Assistant engineer at La Fabrique Studio; Maxime LeGuil
Mastered by Robert C. Ludwig at Gateway Mastering