Lovers of computer animation will be singing along to The Daily Drumbeat by Happy Camper… up until the very end. The tune may be catchy and pleasant, but that just eases the viewer in before delivering a sucker punch to the gut. Much of the video’s success is due to how adorable the black and white striped drummers are as they hop from roof to roof searching for their special drum set. While it seems like a friendly task for each, it turns pretty dark as they realize there are more drummers than drum sets.
While the tune is from Indie pop band Happy Camper, the lively animation is the work of Dutch trio Job, Joris & Marieke. If their wonderfully twisted style strikes your fancy then be sure to visit their site and check out even more of their videos. Just be sure to brace yourself, as The Daily Drumbeat is one of their tamer animation efforts.
Designed, Animated and Directed by Job, Joris & Marieke
Sound Design – Job, Joris & Marieke
Music – Happy Camper featuring Bouke Zoete