Joseph Bisat MarshallA House on a Hill2013

I designed and built this stop-motion animation set for an unrealised music video of the song Beggar by folk band Kola. The narrative of the song is based on the naivety of the protagonist falling in love. It describes the childlike vision of moving into a ‘shoebox house’ with a garden of ‘Styrofoam roses and daffodils’. Each part was built to be moveable; the walls of the house, fencing, flowers and garden path all come apart allowing the film to begin in an untouched, surreal world where everything is built gradually. The weather changes drastically throughout the film, until eventually everything is destroyed in a storm.

Animation set, 2013

Animation set, 2013

Film still, 2013