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Must-see video, must-hear song: The Zolas’ “Knot in my Heart”

November 27, 2012

In case you missed it: The video for “Knot in my Heart,” the first single off The Zolas’ Ancient Mars, was released on November 16. It is a stop-motion-meets-Instagram wonder, and its making was anything but easy.

“The idea to make a stop-motion piece was in the original treatment,” said video director Sean Arden. “In the end we shot over 3,000 frames at night, each one a long exposure. All of the location shooting with live characters took six grueling nights, from dusk ’til dawn.”

“There was a moment I remember standing on the street at 4 a.m. knowing that I just had to get 10 yards ahead but knowing that it would take three hours to do that,” singer Zach Gray said. “It was a bit excruciating … After four hours of shooting we’d have 10 measly seconds of actual footage, but the worst part was that those 10 seconds looked so beautiful we couldn’t even whine about it.”

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