Animation Grads Launch Production Company, Premiere New Music Video

Watch the video for 'Half Crazy' by local band Jukebox the Ghost, created by alumni Jason Chen, Ian Foster and Marina Gvozedva

Still from the Jukebox the Ghost video, "Half Crazy."

November 23, 2011

2008 Animation grads Jason Chen, Ian Foster and Marina Gvozedva, who recently launched their Philadelphia/NYC-based film and animation production company Juggling Wolf, have just finished one of their first projects: a music video for the song "Half Crazy" by local band Jukebox the Ghost.

The video, which premiered November 23 on Vevo, is featured in rotation on the music video site's homepage.

Juggling Wolf is a boutique animation studio specializing in stop motion and traditional animation production. Chen, Foster and Gvozdeva began collaborating during their undergraduate studies at the University of the Arts, where they laid the foundation for a strong working relationship, producing numerous stop motion shorts together. The music video for "Half Crazy" combines pixilation (human stop motion puppets) with traditional hand-drawn animation, including more than 2,500 mouths, all drawn and colored by hand, with the help of some fastidious interns.

Jukebox the Ghost, who recently performed on "The Late Show with David Letterman" and just wrapped up a European tour opening for James Blunt, are currently on tour with Jack's Mannequin.

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