RADIOHEAD’S “BURN THE WITCH”/SOUND CAFFEINE: Number 9 on Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016

Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016: Number 9

Radiohead's "Burn the Witch" made Billboard's 10 Best Music Videos of 2016. Image Amplified
Radiohead’s “Burn the Witch” made Billboard’s 10 Best Music Videos of 2016.

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!

From Billboard:

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.

From YouTube:

Radiohead – Burn The Witch

Taken from the new album A Moon Shaped Pool – here and here

Available here and here

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

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