Hello friends and family,
I wanted to share my latest collaboration… A music video for the song “Come Back Home” by Japanther. Vice Magazine and noisey.com have exclusively released the music video, which can be viewed below.
“Come Back Home”
Beets, Limes & Rice
Stop Motion animation by:
Amber B Dianda
Japanther is a band / art project, established by Matt Reilly and Ian Vanek. Based in Brooklyn, NY, the band has been described as, “Super hard, incredibly fast and overall inspiring” by Thrasher Magazine. Their latest album Beets, Limes and Rice, is a celebration of ten years in the underground and an ultra-contemporary meditation on “catharsis and being in love in a time of darkness.”
In a homage to Beau Velasco, Japanther wrote the song, “Come Back Home”. Beau was a very special creature; compassionate, full of love, crazy and creative as hell. I met him when I was only 17 years old, and consider him a beloved friend to this day. As long as I knew him, he struggled with anxiety and depression, and three years ago, sadly, he lost that fight. The song spoke directly to our heart, and so, Kirk and I were inspired to create a music video.
The video is created with the stop-motion style. Painstakingly, each frame is cut out of paper and shot, then moved and shot again until it resembles a moving image, like vintage cartoons. It took over 2000 frames to create the music video, and was edited by the handsome Kirk Dianda.
If you are interested in helping support us, here are some fun ways…
Come to the gig!
We will be launching the “Come Back Home” music video on April 25th with Japanther in LA at The Smell.
Buy a Zine!
I have made a special edition zine for the event, featuring still frames from the animated music video, and photos by Ian Vanek from Japanther. Money from the sale of the zines will be donated to a depression and anxiety charity. Click here to purchase a Zine, They are numbered and signed, in a limited edition of 150 @ $5 each.
Buy an animation cel!
These are the original 15 cels used in the animation. They will be framed and signed with all proceeds being donated to charity. Click the link to own one here.
Spread the love and please come along if you’re in LA.