Some proof-of-concept animatics—some approved, and some tragically rejected.
MUSE - STARLIGHT — REJECTED
A rejected test for Muse. Wish we could’ve made this for real. The vid they made is HERE.
JET - ROLLOVER DJ — REJECTED
Killer song. Killer concept. Killed project. HERE's what they went with (pretty cool).
CHRIS CORNELL - YOU KNOW MY NAME — REJECTED
This proof-of-concept for CHRIS CORNELL’s James Bond score was killed.. without license. The final VIDEO.
THE THRILLS - NOT FOR ALL THE LOVE IN THE WORLD — REJECTED
This one really hurt. This concept would’ve worked beautifully well with this gorgeous track by THE THRILLS. The video they made is HERE
THE HIVES - TWO TIMING TOUCH AND BROKEN BONES — APPROVED
“It’s good that you enjoy your work.” —HOWLIN’ PELLE, lead singer of THE HIVES, commenting on our ridiculous animatic. Our final HERE.
THE ROOTS - DON'T SAY NOTHIN' — APPROVED (SORT OF)
This was the original concept. Later the rapping dogs were replaced with the actual band. The final HERE
NELLY FURTADO - SAY IT RIGHT — REJECTED
Wish we could have made a video for this song— what a bop. The video they made is pretty SICK
THE MARS VOLTA - TELEVATORS (CONCEPT 1) — REJECTED
Our first test, a submarine lost at sea.. was rejected.
THE MARS VOLTA - TELEVATORS (CONCEPT 2) — APPROVED
Almost everything was approved here, EXCEPT for the possessed rabbit. Final HERE
JOHN MAYER - GRAVITY — REJECTED
Actual gravity proved too forceful for this amazing concept and no video was ever made.
BLUE OCTOBER - CALLING YOU — APPROVED
This was one of our first music videos. The actual singer was later comped in, and scenes in this pre vis made their way into the official release.
ROLLING STONES - RAIN FALL DOWN — REJECTED
An honor just to be considered for such an iconic band.. but sadly this concept was NOT cleared for launch. HERE be the video they ended up making.