“Animation gives us the rare opportunity to spill our most coveted attribute, the imagination.”
You're pretty much thrown immediately in Schepperd's psychedelic nightmare-ish realm of face melting metamorphosis and endless shifting palettes. Each work is painstakingly hand drawn, which highlights Schepperd's background of traditional painting twisted with his love of unstoppable movement.
In an interview with Off The Air, Schepperd states "The animation concepts come more from exploring repetition as the driving force behind the illusion of animation", he continues "If characters were to break down they would break down into flesh and blood. Animation breaks down into key frames. So an animated character could break apart into its key frames. It ends up being wildly psychedelic."
If you haven't checked out "Off the Air" already, give it a peek. The first episode was kicked off with Blockhead's music video, "The Music Scene" animated by Schepperd for their 'Animals' episode. Off the Air is a series created by Dave Hughes for Adult Swim. Not a sign of plot or narration, it's an ADHD's dream, showcasing surreal footage based on the episode title and blended without pause into a single continuous video.
Contact Anthony at afschepperd(@)gmail.com
Represented by Randi Wilens Media
The animators in order of appearance on Dan Deacon's music video, "When I was dying" are;
Jake Fried, Chad Vangaalen, Dimitri Stankowicz, Colin White, Taras Hrabowsky, Anthony Schepperd, Masanobu Hiraoka, Caleb Wood, KOKOFreakbean