'Gasoline and Matches' Video Explodes
Shot on iPhone, LeAnn Rimes' video for 'Gasoline and Matches' makes canny use of stop-motion animation work.
LeAnn Rimes collaborated with guitar icon Jeff Beck, Matchbox Twenty frontman and solo artist Rob Thomas and current Nashville music supervisor Buddy Miller on the new single Gasoline and Matches. For the video, Rimes was referred by producer Darrell Brown to animator Ian Padgham, who had made dozens of six-second clips using the Vine application.
The result? A super-hot clip that Padgham shot on a couple of iPhones, using the Vine app to procure the footage.
"Darrell turned me onto Ian's Vine account, and I'd never seen anything like it," Rimes told the Hollywood Reporter. "I was shocked that nobody had done a (music) video like that before, and I jumped at the chance to do it. My part in it took 20 or 30 minutes at the most." Padgham flew to Dublin, where Rimes had stopped on tour, "and put two iPhones up and filmed me doing two passes of the song, along with a few odd things like 'Reach for a star' or 'Pretend you're falling."
Padgham then did a similar minishoot with Thomas, her duet partner, in New York, and went home to San Francisco to do the stop-motion work. "I love how (Padgham) entwined us with the (animated) characters," Rimes said.