Calgary native Chad Vangaalan is best known as a genre-bending musician and songwriter with albums released globally on Subpop Records (Flemish Eye in Canada). What many don’t know is he is also an award winning music video director and animator and character designer. We talk about making videos, character design, dream clients, sci-fi, working with Jim Henson Studios, starting a band with his kids, and so much more. This was an extremely entertaining conversation full of F-bombs and hilarity, you’re in for a good time.
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Follow along with the SHOW NOTES below to see images of the projects discussed in this episode.
3:12 – Format.com interview 5:30 – DREAM CORP trailer
7:00 – T.E.R.R.Y. – played by Stephen Merchant
7:40 – Chad’s original T.E.R.R.Y prototype animation he sent to Jim Henson Studios
9:25 – Chad’s tour of Henson Studios
13:30 – The Cantina on Mos Eisley (Star Wars)
13:50 – more Picard less Riker
16:45 – a few of Chad’s characters he animates
17:09 – Moebius by Jean Giraud
25:35 – Corridor video – animated by Chad Vangaalen
30:50 – Sun Ra video – animated by Chad Vangaalen
33:00 – Timber Timbre video – animated by Chad Vangaalen
Winning the Prism Prize
34:34 – Father John Misty video animated by Chad Vangaalen
35:30 – Wintersleep video animated by Mirco Chen and Scott MacDonald
36:00 – METZ video animated by Chad Vangaalen
37:15 – The portion of the signature wall at Sup Pop in Seattle (we weren’t able to find any images of the mutant whale creature Hayden from Metz drew)
38:00 – METZ with Hayden Menzies in the middle.
41:00 – An example of an Exquisite Corpse video – this one for Ricky and Morty
47:00 – Chad and his daughters singing “Static Shape” at home.