The French band Louise Attaque (Gaëtan Roussel, Robin Feix, etc.) broke up in 2006 after releasing the album “A plus tard Crocodiles”, which won the French Music Award in the pop/rock category. Useless to say that the release of the “Greatest hits” album called “Du monde autour” on October 24th is quite an event, with its two new songs.
It is an opportunity for the director Louis Clichy (animator on “Wall-e”, “Up” and “Ratatouille”, produced by Pixar) to sign a great music video with a very rough, rhythmic and sensitive style that fits the band’s energy perfectly. It is also his first music video as a director: what an event indeed! Louis Clichy, who is currently working on a very ambitious feature film (Asterix in 3D, co-directed with Alexandre Astier), offers himself a very creative blast: he loved the exercise. ChezEddy produced the video in only 22 days. Besides, animated sequences were created and shown at the mythic Ferber Studio in Paris and on the “Taratata” TV show.
The emblematic character of Louis Attaque, created by the bass player Robin Feix, is the video’s heroine. She pretty much suits what Louis Clichy likes to do: black and white, line drawing. “I’m rather close to that kind of style, the character is easy to draw, and offers real freedom. Actually, what mattered to me when I listened to the music was to find out if I could do something with it. The rhythm was important. The rhythm and, by extension, the music totally match the animation. Technically, it’s a quite simple film to make, pretty rough, very inspired. It is very pleasant to do, there is a lot of free tone”.
Along with the video, ChezEddy signed the animations in the collector DVD set “Du monde tout autour” that will accompany the forthcoming release of the music video.
Director: Louis Clichy
Producer: Nicolas de Rosanbo
Production manager: Davy Koskas
Animation and Compositing: Antoine Ettori, Sébastien Rouxel, Matthieu Gaillard, Mathias Lachal, Ludovic Versace, Thibaut Gayral, Alice Bissonnet
Rotoscopie: Olivier Guedj, Alexandre Bain
Grading: Jean-Michel Petit
Special thanks: Robin Feix, Arnaud Le Guilcher