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David Gilmour | Rattle That Lock

On rare occasions you get a call in the studio that sets your heart racing, it’s often the landlord trying to put the rent up. But this time it was Aubrey ‘Po’ Powell of Hipnosis fame, asking if we wanted to work on a new David Gilmore project.

The brief was epic, as was the expectation, and gave everyone a real opportunity to throw themselves wholeheartedly at the project. Polly Sampson had been studying Book Two of Milton’s Paradise Lost, and had written lyrics for a new track with David Gilmour. The team wanted a music video that encapsulated both the epic story; the fall of the angels from heaven, as well as to reference classical fine art depictions, that had themselves been inspired by the poem. The illustrative style was to be based on Gustave Doré beautiful etchings, which again were inspired by the poem.

Early development imagery





Alasdair + Jock painstakingly researched every element of both the story and the artistic history of the artwork, in order to give themselves the best opportunity to create something that could stand side by side with the albums title track. We assembled an amazing team of London’s best 2D animators, clean up artists and artworkers, to re-create this incredibly technical look and feel, as well as incorporating some subtle 3D pieces as well.

Here’s the making of video which gives some nice insight into how the track and video were created

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Director: Alasdair + Jock
Producer: Richard Barnett
Production Company: Trunk Animation
Creative Director: Aubrey Powell @ Hipgnosis
Producer for Hipgnosis: Fiz Oliver
Associate Producer: Daniel Negret
2D Animation: Layla Atkinson, Alasdair Brotherston, Stuart Doig, Carlos De Faria, Alex Potts
3D Animation: Clélia Leroux, Rok Predin
Art Workers: Rachel Callinan, Ana Garcia, Théo Gremillet, Laura Ireland, Reina Shibahara
Illustration: Jock Mooney
Compositing: Alasdair Brotherston, Andy Hague
Audio Post Production: Fonic
Sound Editor: Marty O’Brien
Sound Design and Mix: Barnaby Templer
Grade: Matt Hare @ Glassworks
Producer for Glassworks: Paul Schleicher
Music: David Gilmour/ Michaël Boumendil / Lyrics: Polly Samson

A Hipgnosis Ltd Production

Rattle That Lock published by Pink Floyd Music Publishers Ltd., administered by Imagem UK Ltd. / Sixième Son Édition
© 2015 David Gilmour Music Ltd.