Aug 22, 2013

Aardman Animation's Take On Pink Floyd's "Dark Side Of The Moon"

Director Darren Dubicki of Aardman Animation set out to create a striking tribute to Pink Floyd's now historic Dark Side Of The Moon album, creating this incredibly executed, surreal mixed media piece to accompany a radio drama based on the album that will air in the UK on BBC Radio 2 on August 26th. Quite an interesting departure for the director, but the end result is pretty striking, perfectly accompanying the incredible score. Aardman released an official press release to accompany the trailer:

Aardman director, Darren Dubicki saw the piece working as a film trailer and the team spent time absorbing the rich detail from both Pink Floyd’s music and Sir Tom Stoppard’s play. In doing so they developed a striking visual concept where images juxtapose with carefully considered lyrics and dialogue from the play encompassing the underlying themes of greed, conflict, consumption, humanity and the descent into madness…

Dubicki says, 'What was fundamentally important to us was that we retained a consistent visual tone that echoed the imagery created over the years for the band. The intensely surreal and powerful artwork created by Storm Thorgerson and Hipgnosis has always had a strong distortion on reality. Their sense of space and twisted context make for some uncomfortably beautiful art. This tone has been consistent for decades and we wanted to honor this with our contemporary digital (and analogue) slant on the style.'

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