Establishing great relationships that lead to repeat business may be better for more than just a studio’s balance sheet – such symbiosis also leads to the sort of excellent work that catches the attention of award committees. Blind’s Chris Do found this out after the Creative Arts Emmy Awards chose him as a winner of its 2010 Outstanding Individual Achievement in Animation award for his epic Heart of Stone music video for Danish alt-rock duo The Raveonettes.
Heart of Stone is the second project that Do has art directed with The Raveonettes and their label, Vice Records, after a recent Gap project, Sound of Color. “This is great news,” remarked Do. “I am grateful to the awards committee for taking notice of my work, to the team at Blind for their remarkable technical and creative support, and to The Raveonettes for their ongoing faith in our ability to create the rollicking, surreal and wonderful worlds that populate their music videos.”
The video is a poignant companion to the stirring song; a tale of tragedy and heartbreak set between a gritty exterior world – across which the video’s hero takes a rambling journey – and a stark and ethereal inner world in the form of a massive, gear-and-lever-filled factory, in which we see his heart literally collapse.
Do received his award Aug. 21st at the Creative Arts Awards and Ball in Los Angeles.
Blind, a multi-disciplinary design, motion graphics, animation, visual effects, live-action, editorial, print and broadcast design studio with offices in Santa Monica and NYC, taps into diverse intellectual and creative resources to come up with compelling results. Since 1995, Blind has been pushing beyond the expected, offering clients a new way to see with award-winning design. A few things remain constant amidst this design/production powerhouse’s constant drive to reinvent itself: the abilities to engender surprise and produce projects from conception to reality.
Blind’s creative team has built an uncommon level of respect in the advertising and entertainment communities via cutting-edge campaigns for brands such as Xbox, Showtime, Bright House Networks, DirecTV, OppenheimerFunds, McDonald’s, Scion, and recording artists including Gnarls Barkley, The Raveonettes and Justin Timberlake to name a few.
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