About this video
This animated short is an effort in translating my aesthetic research as a collage artist into motion, to tell a story about being overwhelmed by the current state of things and being chased by it. As a music video, it is meant to flow with the track and the narratives it suggests, of which everything from concept and design to direction, animation and editing has been done by myself. It's a labor of love for music, dada and surrealist cinema, while keeping in mind the wide angles and dark tones of noir alongside the eerie blacks and whites - and texture - of german expressionist cinema. The music is the experimental yet catchy blend of jazz from Italian producer Manuel Volpe, along with a dozen renowned musicians each of whom I really cared to place in the narrative, as a mystical and ominous presence. Design and collaging in Photoshop. Animation and compositing in After Effects.
About The Great Paper Massacre
Conceived, written, directed and animated by Matteo Cozzo. a.k.a. The Great Paper Massacre Music by Manuel Volpe Lyrics by Maria Mallol Moya Agogo Records 2021 ©️ Personnel: Maria Mallol Moya: vocals Manuel Volpe: bass, guitars, hohner organ Simone Pozzi: drums Marco Zanotti: percussions Juan Carlos Calderin: peecussions Zevi Burdovach: farfisa organ Nicola Meloni: hohner organ Gianandrea Cravero: guitar Fabio Mina: flute Diego Grassedonio: tenor sax Maurizio Busca: tenor sax Simone Garino: baritone sax Davide Pignata: alto sax Stefano Cocon: trumpet www.agogo-records.com www.manuelvolpe.net