Relating a story about a youthful loss of a baseball game and a parent – and the effect they have on the lives of a young man and his team, The Closer has a minimal, classic feel with fantastic design, animation, lighting and compositing.

Producer/director Jorge Canedo from Giant Ant in Vancouver was set to animate the story behind the song, but decided the scale of the project demanded he bring in team-mate Henrique Barone, an animator/filmmaker from Brazil on character design and animation direction duties.

Read about the animation process for The Closer by using the slideshow controls above and right