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GORILLAZ_-_DoYaThing_(Official_Video)

GORILLAZ - DoYaThing (Official Video)

The official music video for the Gorillaz song DoYaThing, a non-album single. It was released on 23 February 2012 along with the single itself and was produced and animated by film production companies Fortiche Production and Passion Pictures. The video uses a mix of 2-D and CGI characters combined with live-action footage. The house used for filming is 212 Hammersmithgrove, in Hammersmith, West London.

Synopsis[]

After a brief shot of an real life Nile Crocodile attacking Thomson's Gazelles, the video officially begins. 2-D wakes up at 7:15 and takes a moment to pull himself together before staggering into the bathroom. After blearily checking his reflection, he dresses and staggers downstairs. He briefly checks on a sleeping Noodle before opening the door to another bathroom, where he comes across a Masked Figure, wearing a black ragged mask with an X on the center and two blue-skinned men who are collecting his sweat drops. Confused and disgusted, he looks in on Murdoc's room, only to find a black void with the sounds of farm animals and someone crying in chains.

Murdoc suddenly emerges, lurches into a very broken chair lift and it begins to move downstairs carrying the near comatose bassist. 2-D quietly follows and enters a lounge with the Boogieman reading the paper. He thinks nothing of it and carries on walks downstairs, trying to slip past a growling Murdoc without any repercussions. After making it into the kitchen, 2-D heads for the cupboard to find the masked man inside. He nonchalantly closes it, trapping the masked man's fingers and slips some bread into the toaster,yawning and trying to pick his nose with his tongue. After the enraged Murdoc manages to get his stuck chair lift moving, 2-D's toast pops up, landing in a nearby bowl of human ears. 2-D heads for the fridge to find the masked man now in there, offering him milk and jam. As Murdoc's chair rounds the corner, 2-D checks out the comics in the paper, noting a Gorillaz comic where Murdoc is being unusually nice to him. He looks up to find Murdoc in the flesh standing over him. Murdoc swats 2-D's paper aside violently with a shoe, throws the shoe across the room and heads for the basement, glaring at 2-D before leaving.

Miserable, 2-D stares despondently at his burnt toast topped with an ear before switching off the radio, silencing the song, and wanders off. Now with a jacket on, he heads into the hallway and out the front door as Murdoc is recording the We Are Ten Radio Show, now playing "5/4". Zipping up his jacket, 2-D is met with a baboon postman holding an eviction notice. His mood vastly improves, and 2-D wanders out into the street as the camera pans up on the house, revealing a still-giant Russel sleeping on the roof and the repaired windmill island hanging in the sky above.

Availability[]

  • Seb Monk's official Vimeo account;
  • Official Fortiche YouTube channel (reupload).

Credits[]

  • Director: Jamie Hewlett
  • Producer: Cara Speller
  • Director of Photography: Simon Thirlaway
  • Editor: Sebastian Monk
  • Production Companies: ISH @ HSI London, Passion Pictures and Passion Paris
  • Animation Directors: Jerome Combe, Arnaud Delord, Pascal Charrue at Fortiche Studio
  • Animation Producers: Erika Forzy, Emilie Walmsley, Samantha Plaisted
  • VFX Supervisor: Neil Riley
  • Sound Engineer: Gary Walker at 750mph
  • Colourist: James Tillet at MPC

Videos[]

Gallery[]

2D reading the funny's NoodleDoyathing Ear on Toast
The full image gallery for DoYaThing (Music Video) may be viewed at DoYaThing (Music Video)/Gallery.

Trivia[]

  • The Boogieman is seen in this video, and does not attack 2-D when he sees him, so it seems like Sun Moon Stars is not after Gorillaz, specifically Murdoc, anymore.
  • After the end of the music, the beginning part of "5/4", from the first Gorillaz album, plays by the setting where Murdoc was seen, sitting in his private room.
  • In the TV room where The Boogieman sits, parts of the "DAREvideo can be seen.  
  • At the end of the video, the Camaro featured in the music video "Stylo" can be seen wrecked out front.
  • The radio show Murdoc is seen recording near the end of the video is the "We Are Ten Radio Show".

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