New York, NY â€“ (July 10, 2008) — Northern Lights VFX Artist Chris Hengeveld recently handled VFX and post work on a comedic spot for VH1 Classic. Hengeveld partnered with VH1 Creative Director/Writer and long-time collaborator Micah Perta to add energy to the clay-animated spot.
â€œHair Metalâ€? is a raucous homage to the glory days of the genre. The spot melds claymation with VFX to hilariously recapture the bygone era of skinny and shirtless men in spandex who can seriously shred! Against a backdrop of pyrotechnics and screaming fans, the claymation band members reach an epic crescendo — one strong enough to wake the heavy metal gods. Suddenly, their billowing hair begins to grow until the entire band becomes entangled and enveloped by a tangled mop of hair. more