Khruangbin, Pelota

The official music clip for Pelota by Khruangbin, for which I was the lead compositor, online editor & titles designer.

Client: Wieden+Kennedy Amsterdam
Date: June 16, 2020
Services: Motion Design & Compositing


Pelota means ball in Spanish. The girl ‘Pelota’ in the clip somehow, inexplicably, has the power to turn into one. And by the time we’d finished making this crazy little clip, conceived in the curious minds of Hugo RodrĂ­guez RodrĂ­guez & Alvaro Sotomayor, we stopped asking why, we stopped asking how, we were all just were little balls of happiness floating through time and space.

Honestly this has been my favourite job since joining Glassworks and I hope there are many many more to come. I worked as the lead compositor and online editor, steering the best most delightful motley lil’ crew in the world. I designed some end titles as well, and did a bit of C4D in my scene featured below too.

The artists worked with whatever tools they felt comfortable in, so it ranged from C4D to Maya, Nuke to Krita, and of course the usual After Effects / Premiere / Photoshop / Illustrator suspects.






Glassworks Creative Studio
Director: Hugo RodrĂ­guez RodrĂ­guez
Writer: Alvaro Sotomayor

Storyboard, Concept & Design: Hugo RodrĂ­guez RodrĂ­guez
Editors: Nils Crompton, Leonardo Grassi
Lead Compositor: Nils Crompton
Compositing Arists: Jef Fleurkens, Alexis da Camara, Leonardo Grassi, David RodrĂ­guez RodrĂ­guez
Cel Animation Lead: Hugo RodrĂ­guez RodrĂ­guez
2D Clean-up: Līna Ozoliņa, Patrick Armstrong, Callum Sewell
3D Artists: Callum Austin, Jef Fleurkens, Gustav von Platen, Jacson Mitchell
MCR: Andrew Kidd
COO: Anya Kruzmetra
Executive Producer: Chris Kiser
Head of Production: Belén Palos
Producer: Katie Liston


Thank you to Hector Macleod, Duncan Buxton, Sofía Cruz, Juan Torán, Joshua Robert Nicholson Taylor, Rüdiger Kaltenhäuser. In loving memory of José Fernández Izard, may you always be surrounded by music and light. And of Nash, forever chasing a bouncing star.

Ojitos de las estrellas,
fijo en una y otra os juro
que me habéis de mirar siempre,
siempre puro.

Gabriela Mistral.