I've been so busy with amazing projects in recent times that this website has been sadly neglected, and is now very out of date! I'm currently working on a whole new website, so please check back in the near future to see what I've been up to in the last year or so... in the meantime, take a wander through the archives!
After two long years, the stopmotion animation that Kim Boekbinder, Molly Crabapple, and myself have been working on is finally done!
The film launched on BoingBoing, with a nice interview with us all about the process of making the film. Go have a read!
Once again a huge thank you to all our Kickstarter backers, we couldn't have done this without you. Watch it, share it, spread the word!
I created this hypnotic experimental music video for the new single on Kim Boekbinder's new space themed-album The Sky Is Calling.
The video is primarily made up of individual frames of raw data sent back from NASA spacecraft. I love the eerie monochrome glitched up look they have, before NASA carefully cleans and calibrate the images. There’s an inherent beauty in the unfiltered footage, driven by the aesthetics of how this spacecraft watches the solar system. A machine-vision perspective on the cosmos.
For more about making the video and song check out our post on Warren Ellis's blog, or this piece over at Science House!
Had a great time shooting this stopmotion music video with Amanda Palmer. Full of chaotic energy, nudity, graffiti, typography, this film exploded onto the internet & did us proud. Big shout out to artist Curran James for his calligraphic skills!
For a glimpse behind the scenes, check out Amanda's post about it on her blog!
Very proud to have shot & edited the video for Amanda Palmer's kickstarter, which has made over ONE MILLION DOLLARS and still climbing...
_At the tail end of last year I had a blast shooting this raucous and debaucherous music video for the Brothers Grim track 'On The Meter'. There is no truth to the rumours of an 'uncut' version of this video, none what so ever...
_Last year was so very full, a wonderful time of travel, romance, new people, and inspiration, mixed with long stretches of being a good art hermit locked in my studio cave working. I sat down and wrote a list of the amazing things I was part of in the year of twenty eleven. Check it out here: www.jimbatt.tumblr.com
I was extremely excited to have the opportunity over the summer to shoot a music video with the amazing force of nature that is Amanda Palmer (known to some as one half of the Dresden Dolls). We shot a beautiful video for her song 'In My Mind' in an amazing old ruined hotel, complete with decaying ballroom.
There's quite a story behind how this video came about, you can read all about it it and the benefits of seizing the moment, in a joint post that Amanda and I wrote for her blog: bit.ly/em8HV8
The wonderful music of Kim Boekbinder creates such evocative imagery, both haunting and sparkly, that it was a real pleasure to work with her on shooting these music videos. We have more videos currently in progress, but in the meantime here are the two that have been released so far.
You can check out more of Kim's music at www.theimpossiblegirl.com