Direction / Animation / Camera / Post-Production
“PAINFALL” – Song by Vera Di Lecce
This project is the result of a collaboration that I started with Vera Di Lecce at the beginning of the lockdown last year. Despite the actual situation and the ban on travel, we managed, through long zoom calls and meetings between Rome and Berlin, to work together on finding a way to represent this journey into the pain, which is the main theme of the song.
I shot the aerial footage a few years back, thanks to the support of my friend Daniele D’Agostino, who made me discover this beautiful location near a hut on the mountains in Tuscany. It was a long trail to do with our bulky backpacks, but it was definitely worth it! Vera sent me some footage of herself singing, which I then processed and integrated into the video. The animations were made with Cinema 4D and for the editing and compositing, I used Premiere Pro and After Effects.
It was a challenge to mix the different sources of images and merge them into a consistent color palette but in the end, I think we came up with a nice result.
The song has been released on the 5th of February 2021 by the American label Manimal Vinyl and is now available on Spotify.