Northcote (So Hungover) Animatic vs Clip

Justin Heazlewood (aka The Bedroom Philosopher) recently reminded me that it’s almost 10 years since we made the Northcote (So Hungover) music clip.

So for old times' sake I split screened the animatic with the original clip. So you can see how what I originally imagined vs the reality.    

Having the animatic was really the only way we could have done this project and not gone insane. The clip was shot in two days, so we only shot the exact shots needed at the exact moments in the clip.      

If you are wondering, I drew the pictures myself on a Wacom tablet. I think this was the first time I used it.

There's some benefit to having crazy looking drawings  - it sets everyone's expectations low. That way you can impress them when it turns out decent.

Also this was one of the first music clips shot on the Canon 5D mkII. I think the camera was only a few months old at the time.  That camera changed the game in a big way.

 Director Craig Melville cuts together the original animatic (rolling storyboards) over the award-winning music video and Triple J favourite. This captured the zeitgeist for the 'hipster-slaying witch-hunts' of the late noughties which was all well and good considering the song began its life as a sketch about underground musicians on Channel 10s Ronnie Johns Half Hour. Hey, you can choose your friends but you can't please all of the people any of the time. Be that as it may, for the first time fans can enjoy the craft origins of this cinematic marvel while also gaining some insight into how the video might appear to dogs or unwell children.

My main disappointment looking back on it was my band name suggestion “Labrador Ammunition”, “The Ballroom Lepers” and “Menopausal Umbrella” never made it to the final clip. If anyone wants to start a band with those names, you have my full consent.