Published Apr 01, 2008What do Hannah Montana, Missy Elliott, U2 and Björk all have in common? Besides the obvious, er, musical similarities, they have all had a hand in their own form of stereoscopic 3-D music videos.
Björk's latest video for "Wanderlust," taken from 2007's Volta, was released in 2-D recently, to help ease the anticipation of the forthcoming 3-D version. The video, which was produced by San Francisco's Encyclopedia Pictura, features Björk suited in a wooly yellow cap and brown dress, floating down the river on a yak in what seems to be a Himalayan landscape. Sounds a little strange but as always with Björk, it gets weirder. Björk's backpack then morphs into a clay döppelganger, which results in a short period of grappling between the two. She is then coaxed to the edge of a waterfall by a mysterious bearded demon.
Aside from the bizarre storyline, the video is a visual showstopper. And it should be, considering it took over nine months to create, and the production costs stretched past the $100k mark. Encyclopedia Pictura incorporated the use of live-action puppetry, claymation and computer-generated imagery to create the costumes, characters and landscape for the video.
The seven-minute masterpiece will be released in 3-D on April 14 in DVD format along with a copy of the remixed "Wanderlust" single, and a pair of 3-D glasses. Interested? Take a look at the 2-D preview below.