Hey Ocean! Premiere “If I Were A Ship” On Videostatic.com

Vancouver-based trio, Hey Ocean!, premiered the animated video for their song, “If I Were A Ship,” on Videostatic.com today. The track is off the group’s latest album, IS, which was released last year via Nettwerk Music Group.

The four-person animation team used several different techniques to create the quirky underwater world. Director/animator Katie Nelson explained, “I knew from the start that I wanted to use different styles of animation and video to give a unique life to the video. Everything for the most part was pieced together with found objects that my team and I turned into something else. I used the bubble wrap to create the feeling of being under water and the mailing tubes to experiment with a process called strata stencil.”

Hey Ocean! bassist/vocalist David Vertesi added, "If I Were A Ship is a song full of story and imagery and we were thrilled to see that Katie Nelson captured it perfectly bringing it to life with her beautiful mixed media animation style. I feel like the best part for us was the surprise. It took her a few months of painstaking work and it was totally worth the wait! We watched the finished video together for the first time and flipped out! We hope you enjoy it as much as we did."

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