the shins - the rifle’s spiral

directed by Jamie Caliri

sketching the short’s narrative from any lyrics that grabbed his attention, Caliri had free rein to let his imagination run wild, resulting in a surreal stop-motion animation.

…enthusing about the current renaissance in music videos after also making a 3D version of the film exclusively for the Nintendo 3DS, Caliri observes: “it’s now more like the years before MTV, when music videos did not have a formula. you can be expressive and idiosyncratic.”