Stop-Motion Video: Closer

A stop-motion music video for Sydney band Kid Confucius, composed entirely of still photographs.

Video directed, photographed, animated and edited by Ray Wassef
Lighting by Nathan Murray and Ruwan Ku
Additional VFX and colour grade by Andrew Guirguis


The video builds a vocabulary of visuals connected to sounds (for which i asked the track’s producer to send me samples of each individual, unmixed instrument from the recording session, which are heard in the video intro)…

… and, as the track progresses and the title reiterates, we get “closer” to each element…

… ultimately, as the song crescendos, to the point of abstraction:

This video project came about after my sessions photographing the band in the studio – you can view that work here: