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    Fleet Foxes Release Short Film for "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar"
    Sean Pecknold

    Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich, both of Sing-Sing, and choreography by Steve Reker. It was shot entirely on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. It was made in partnership with WeTransfer, which commissioned and helped produce the video, which you can watch below.

    WeTransfer is hosting the video on their editorial platform WePresent alongside a conversation among the Pecknold siblings Robin (lead singer), Sean (filmmaker), and Aja (band manager), who have shaped the visuals, sounds, and story of Fleet Foxes for a decade.

    "For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture," says director Sean Pecknold; "the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.

    "With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too."

    To pick up a copy of Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' 2017 Nonesuch Records debut album, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album can also be heard on Apple Music and Spotify.

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Fleet Foxes Release Short Film for "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar"

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Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich and choreography by Steve Reker. The film was shot on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. WeTransfer commissioned and helped produce the video. Watch it here.

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Fleet Foxes have released a short film for their Crack-Up album opener, "I Am All That I Need / Arroyo Seco / Thumbprint Scar," directed by Sean Pecknold, with art direction and production design by Adi Goodrich, both of Sing-Sing, and choreography by Steve Reker. It was shot entirely on 35mm film in southern California, creating a look that feels like an old Technicolor movie, with everything hand-made and in-camera. It was made in partnership with WeTransfer, which commissioned and helped produce the video, which you can watch below.

WeTransfer is hosting the video on their editorial platform WePresent alongside a conversation among the Pecknold siblings Robin (lead singer), Sean (filmmaker), and Aja (band manager), who have shaped the visuals, sounds, and story of Fleet Foxes for a decade.

"For me, the song encapsulated the themes and feelings of the whole record like an overture," says director Sean Pecknold; "the darkness / lightness, the fast / slow, the tension between two competing voices and the unpredictable dynamic shifts of tempo and voice. I wanted to create a striking visual allegory that felt both intimate and lonely, grand and triumphant.

"With the film I wanted to visualize the struggle within the song through the story of a fictional character trying to escape from his house and reach an ever elusive mythical place only to be brought back to the start by the pull of a mysterious red cube. At the start of the film it’s as if we have happened upon a man tired from a repetitive struggle that has been going on for weeks, months, even years. There becomes a frustrating sense of repetition as he attempts to reach these metaphorical end goals and fails time after time. It’s something I can relate to, and hopefully others can too."

To pick up a copy of Crack-Up, Fleet Foxes' 2017 Nonesuch Records debut album, head to iTunes, Amazon, and the Nonesuch Store, where CD and vinyl orders include a download of the complete album at checkout; the album can also be heard on Apple Music and Spotify.

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