CANDYSTATIONS : VISUAL PERFORMANCE DESIGN
VISUAL PERFORMANCE DESIGN BY DEBORAH JOHNSON
Sufjan Stevens’ Friendship Sleigh Ride

Sufjan Stevens’ Friendship Sleigh Ride

Directed by Jeff Shoop
Written by Jeff Shoop and Rosie Thomas
Produced by Sufjan Stevens
Editing, Compositing, and Animation: Deborah Johnson
Video: Perfect & Orbicular
Still Photography: Denny Renshaw

The “Friendship Slay Ride” series, created by Stevens, Jeff Shoop, Rosie Thomas and Deborah Johnson, consists of seven video shorts in the promotion of Stevens’ 2012 Christmas Tour. They include an ad for a monster truck show, a commercial for a law firm, a workout video, and many appearances from Thomas’ comic alter ego, Sheila Saputo.

Each skit (with the exception of Christmas Monster Truck) was shot in front of a green screen. The environments, backgrounds, and props were digitally composited (as if that wasn’t obvious). A cure for what ails you during the holidays.

Tools:
Green Screen / After Effects / Premiere