Ever wondered what life is like from the perspective of a piece of hair? This beautiful stop-motion video for indie band Century Egg offers some insights
The video has a whimsical vibe, with hand-made furniture and a central character that is made using Amigurumi, the Japanese art of crocheting small, stuffed yarn characters. Combined with the appealing, hand-drawn type used to spell out the song’s lyrics, it all comes together to show that even the most throwaway aspects of life can be made to feel profound.
Production Company: Knuckles Animation Studio
Director: Chris Shapone
Animation/Editing: Susie Shapone
DOP: Toby Petch
2D Animation: Sherrie Koo
Set & Props: Serena Hor

The stop motion animation is created and directed by Chris and Susie Shapones and is inspired by the album cover art for Little Piece of Hair, which is painted by the band’s lead singer Shane Song, as well as a mix of Aardman animation and the darker imagery of Jan Svankmajer.
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In general, stray hairs on the floor are pretty icky. But not in this video for Halifax, Nova Scotia-based band Century Egg, which tells the story of a little piece of hair that falls off the head of the promo’s protagonist, while also documenting the changing seasons and the passing of time.