Voyage of the S.S Stardust

“If you’ve ever wondered where your dreams come from, you look around… this is where they’re made.”
Georges Méliès (Hugo 2011)

General Info

“The Voyage of the S.S. Stardust” is a Music video for All The Apparatus song “The Great Whale”. It tells the story of a space galleon and her adventurous crew, who are searching for the fabled North Star. But when they stumble across a supernova, they change course to pursue their new found treasure. It won’t be an easy journey, though, filled with danger, adventure, and musical whimsy! The crew of the S.S. Stardust will find their true calling in the depths of space.

This was a collaborative project between Trifecta Films PDX, All The Apparatus, and Portland’s Da Vinci Arts Middle School. The project united these three groups to develop a singular music video celebrating the arts, music, growing artists, and adventure. Bringing talent from all sides, the music video was designed as a fundraiser to help support the Arts at Da Vinci Middle school.

The project was designed to play with a sense of whimsy and drew heavy inspirations from the Sci-Fi classics of Georges Méliès. We wanted to blend the feeling of a stage production with a film. At times showing the workings of the show, as seen with stagehands performing the Octopus, or with cutouts of the space whales.

Whimsy, handmade charm and childish delight were driving forces behind this collaborative music video.

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