Modern technology meets a retro look in the new video that has been presented today by the Austrian representative in the 2016 Eurovision Song Contest. Check out the fairytale-like graphics, based on watercolour effects, preserving the lightness of the song Loin d'ici, which ZOË will sing on stage in Stockholm!
The video of ZOË's 2016 Eurovision Song Contest entry Loin d'ici was produced by Ramon Rigoni of illuminati film. "We wanted to create a fantasy world, in which ZOË is still in the focus. The animations and light atmospheres are her stage", he explains. "We decided on the retro look already early in the process. It involved real handcraft - we painted the background graphics, which were later computer-animated. The motifs include starry skies and sunshine, and all kinds of landscapes - meadows, snowfall, and deserts."
Watch the official Austrian video clip below!
ZOË comments: "We wanted a retro look for the video. Our inspiration came from Yellow Submarine by the Beatles, and that way we have created something simple yet fairytale-like. On one hand we use modern technology but on the other hand we also take a few steps backwards by using a 2D look with watercolour images. The main idea was to convey the lightness of the video."