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Dua Lipa Gets Trippy in Animated Feel-Good Music Video for New Single ‘Hallucinate’

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The colourful film starring an animated Dua Lipa was produced by The Mill in collaboration with Titmouse

Dua Lipa Gets Trippy in Animated Feel-Good Music Video for New Single ‘Hallucinate’
Global pop superstar Dua Lipa has launched her latest video for ‘Hallucinate’ the single from the artist’s second studio album, ‘Future Nostalgia’. Inspired by the disco aesthetic of Studio 54 in the ‘70s and cartoons from multiple iconic eras, the video is a psychedelic animation extravaganza. Directed by The Mill’s Lisha Tan, who is well known for her illustration and animation style, the film is packed with eclectic and fun characters, including an animated version of Dua Lipa.

With additional animation by Titmouse, the project took place via global lockdown and was completed entirely in isolation during the Covid-19 pandemic quarantine. 

Drawing from stylistic conventions of various time periods, director Lisha Tan evolved them with a modernised look and brought them to life using traditional hand-drawn animation techniques. Tan comments: “Dua Lipa approached us with the concept of creating a 2D animated world inspired
by the ‘70s disco heyday with the wacky characters, different rooms, diverse colour palettes and a sense of never knowing which direction the psychedelic journey will take you on. We incorporated true-to-life details such as her dream scenario of hanging out in a flower field and dancing with her pet pygmy goats, through to falling into her genuine nightmare... clowns. The attention to detail was crucial.” 

Elizabeth Newman, executive producer, comments: “We were thrilled to collaborate with an artist as creative and celebrated as Dua Lipa! The collaboration with Dua herself and her team was so exciting - getting to visualise and bring to life all of the various ideas was such a creatively fulfilling experience all around.” 

Tan finishes: “Given so many summer music shows are cancelled this year, we all wanted to create something super fun, escapist and that has a colourful festival vibe.”

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Management Company: TaP Management

Creative Commissioner: Caroline Clayton

Head of Marketing and Artist Development: Hannah Neaves

Talent Manager: Ben Mawson

Talent Management: Jules Baddeley

Choreography: Charm La’Donna

Design and Animation: The Mill

Executive Producer: Elizabeth Newman

Producer: Hillary Thomas

Associate Producer: Matthew Graham

Line Producer: Rebecca Jones

Director: Lisha Tan

Art Director: Sidney Tan

Lead Character Designer: Rustam Hasanov

Character Design: Henry DeLeon, Susy Lopez and George Fuentes

Design: Kwok Fung Lam, Hyoyeon Lee and Quentin Rigaux

Motion Designer: Anastasia Skrebneva

Storyboards: Vince Lee

Finishing Artist: John Shirley

Art Support: Kevin Diaz and Valerie Chernysh

Character Animation: Titmouse

Executive Producers: Ben Kalina, Chris Prynoski and Shannon Prynoski

Associate Producer: Brendon O’Connor

Production Coordinator: Cel La Flaca

Animation Director: Simon Wilches-Castro

Animation: Richard Mather, Travis Simon, Richard Plata, Thomas Sebastian “Smo” Smolenski, Yutong Zhang, Thierno Bah, Matt Augustin, Jan Naylor Sochinski, Kyle Brooks, Angelo DiNallo, Liz Sudric, Cameron McManus, Courtney Vonada and Patrick Passaro

Compositing: Amanda LeMarco, Mauricio Domingues, Andrew Malek and Simon Howe

BG Layout/Paint: Denise 'Dee' Chavez and Janet Sung

Editor: Paul Mazzotta and Marco Vera

Categories: Music video, Short Films and Music Videos

Mill LA, Mon, 13 Jul 2020 14:22:33 GMT