Channeling the music’s cyclical vocals, the video stars a Father Time-ish gnome who brings to life—and then to death—the natural world around him. This film is a sort of time-turning-backwards retrogression via a magical crank. White Winter Hymnal is a stop-action music video f directed by Sean Pecknold for Seattle band Fleet Foxes, is a quietly beautiful meditation on nature and time.
A music video for Fleet Foxes.
Director: Sean Pecknold
Animators: Christopher Rodgers, Britta Johnson, Sean Pecknold, Paul Maupoux
Miniature sets: Sean Pecknold, Thomas Troisch, Britta Johnson
Costume Design: Joy Andrews
Puppets: Christopher Rodgers, Britta Johnson, Sean Pecknold, Mollie Fabric
Consultants: Noel Paul, Greg Pecknold
Assistants: Brendan Nunn, Lanna Apisukh
Photography: Sean Pecknold
Editorial: Sean Pecknold
Label: Sup Pop Records & Bella Union