Orange pants

The stop motion music video for the title "us two in orange pants" (german: Wir zwei in organenen Hosen) by the german singer and musician Mike Janipka describes the spiritual kinship and unequal friendship between a father and his son, tells of the lightness of summer, of childhood adventures and the joy of discovering new worlds. It's a story full of spontaneity and love during an exciting journey full of inner and outer adventures that blur the lines between reality and fantasy while never taking them too serious.

  • Jan Čapar
  • Jan Čapar
  • Jan Čapar
  • Mike Janipka
  • Jan Čapar
  • Jan Čapar
  • Jansen Čapar
  • Jan Čapar
  • Jansen Čapar
    puppet building
  • Jan Čapar
  • Jan Čapar
  • Marianne Hans-Willemenke
    costume design
  • Mike Janipka
  • Jansen Čapar
    additional story
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Wir zwei in orangenen Hosen
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Music Video
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 31 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 7, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    2,000 USD
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  • Language:
    No Dialogue
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Director Biography - Jan Čapar

Born in Germany

High school diploma 2014

Studied at 'Ludwigsburg Educational University' 2016

Studied film at 'Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences' 2017

Debut short film (animation) 'Fox Child' 2021

'Fox Child' was nominated for the 'Hessian Film- and Cinema Prize' 2021

Gradutation film (animation) 'The First Gardener' was chosen by 'HessenFilm' for the special film subsidy of Hessia 2021

Successfully finished the film studies at 'Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences' 2021

'Fox Child' was screend at the 'HessenTalents' at Berlinale 2022

Work as freelance (stop motion animation) filmmaker 2022 & 2023

Lateral entry in the 'animation directing' studies at the 'Animation Institute' of 'Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg' 2023

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Director Statement

Built and animated entirely by hand, with great attention to detail, we strived to create a profound, expressive and high-quality combination of music, text and visualization. The focus of the video lies on the relationship between father and son and their adventures described in the song text.

With its purely handmade nature stop motion animation creates a genuine atmosphere full of lightness which reflects the inherent feeling of the song itself. In this way visualization, animation and the song merge and create a something new, light and adventurous.