This video was made by people who went out to dance in public spaces around the world.
That preface is how J.Views video for his 401 Days collaboration, the Benja Lyman assisted “We Moved,” opens; short and simple. What follows is anything but.
Wholly comprised of fans worldwide articulating a common synthesis through dance, the visual treatment echoes the song’s message of creative expression and mobilizing autonomy. It’s also a testament to the New York City based bea-crafter’s #WeMove campaign aimed at fostering ideals of global solidarity, which you can catch up here.
But the real beauty behind this piece is a subtle graphic element, a glowing intensity that unites each featured dancer. Director Tal Zagreba explains:
When people stop fearing, that fear doesn’t go away, it becomes energy. We wanted to embody that massive human energy in the form of animation on top of the fan-submitted videos. That animation represents how we collectively glow when we’re disconnecting from fear-mongering thoughts.
A composition that is both engaging and evoking, stream below and keep those ears open for the upcoming release of 401.1, a deluxe edition of his previously mentioned 401 Days due out this October 5th.