Haunting train-simulator-based animation by Jack Featherstone for Occult Orientated Crime

Date
29 April 2016
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The man behind Simian Mobile Disco’s visuals Jack Featherstone and his Studio Creme know a thing or two about making visuals for music, and he’s absolutely aced it again in this mesmerising video for Legowelt alias Occult Orientated Crime’s Japanese Trains. Created with Bas van de Poel, the track’s name is a direct starting point, and Jack describes the video as “a one way virtual trip through the Japanese train system.” He adds: “We rooted ourselves in the world of train simulation games to collect footage and stitch together a narrative.”

Bas van de Poel says: “The gloomy film is composed of live game footage captured inside various train simulators and shows hypnotic artificial landscapes with bold Japanese-inspired graphics on top.” The result is a hypnotic monochrome work that feels eerie and detached, working superbly with the music to form something that feels rooted in the 90s but also strangely futuristic.

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Jack Featherstone and Bas van de Poel: Occult Orientated Crime – Japanese Trains (still)

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Jack Featherstone: Occult Orientated Crime – Japanese Trains (still)

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Jack Featherstone: Occult Orientated Crime – Japanese Trains (still)

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Jack Featherstone: Occult Orientated Crime – Japanese Trains (still)

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Jack Featherstone: Occult Orientated Crime – Japanese Trains (still)

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Emily Gosling

Emily joined It’s Nice That as Online Editor in the summer of 2014 after four years at Design Week. She is particularly interested in graphic design, branding and music. After working It's Nice That as both Online Editor and Deputy Editor, Emily left the company in 2016.

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