2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Son Lux - "Change is Everything"

Saturday, March 19
4:15PM - 5:42PM

Alamo Ritz 1
320 E 6th St

Hashtags: #sxsw

When the band Son Lux commissioned Director Nathan Johnson of The Made Shop to make a video for the song "Change is Everything," they didn't know what to expect. What they got was a painstaking exercise in old-fashioned DIY insanity: a handmade, stop-motion film using one camera, 200 push pins and 500 feet of rubberized thread. In this stunning video, the simplest of tools blend across thousands of frames in a hypnotic and exuberant display of movement, while leaving a vast trail of pinpricks as a physical record of change.

Section: Music Video Competition
Country: United States
Language: English
Year: 2015
Runtime: 3min

Director: Nathan Johnson

Executive Producer: Ryan Lott, Michael Kaufmann

Producer: The Made Shop

Editor: Nathan Johnson

Production Designer: Marke Johnson

Music: Son Lux

Additional Credits: Animator: Katie Chastain, Nathan Johnson


As a composer, director, and producer, Nathan Johnson's innovative music (acclaimed scores for BRICK and LOOPER, among others), hybrid media performances (The Cinematic Underground, The Echo Society), and short films consistently blur the lines between stage, screen, and audio-visual narrative. He lives in Los Angeles with the help of his friends.

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