Eran Hilleli teamed up with Encyclopedia Pictura as animation director for Panda Bear’s latest music video Boys Latin. The story, set in a coastal tide pool and filled with saturated hues and atmospheric, inviting animation, follows a young woman as she takes a sunset walk. Happening upon a peculiar sea anemone, she's overcome by a supernatural reaction. Completely enveloped, the swarm propels our hero onward until she crosses paths with a man who seems to be in a similar predicament. Together, they continue on to help others and start a family of sorts.
It was Eran Hilleli’s senior year at Bezalel Academy in Jerusalem, Israel, when he created Between Bears — a delicate short film with a minimalist yet bold aesthetic. The video was quickly recognized throughout the animation industry for it’s complex story, subdued color palette and graceful use of negative space, and proceeded to take ‘Best Animation’ at the inaugural Vimeo Awards in New York that same year.
Fascinated by simple shapes and fantastical worlds, Eran has a great appreciation for projects that leave room for interpretation — his work as Animation Director on music video Boy’s Latin for indie rockstar Panda Bear is a prime example. His film Three and a Half Seconds About Life showcases Eran's savvy for beautifully styled animation, his cinematic flair and his spot-on, humorous timing. Posts on Eran’s personal website, Tumblr and Vimeo pages rapidly turn viral sensation, including live show visuals he created for a project commissioned by EDM Artist Skrillex.