Teenage Cancer Trust - Mark Knopfler's Guitar Heroes

Animation Design & Direction: Electric Studios
MD - Ben Honour
Head of Creative: Geoff Parsons
Creative Director: Sam Tootal
Producers - Mike Facey, Megan Plane​
Music produced by: Guy Fletcher
Clients TCT and The Buddy Holly Educational Foundation: Peter Bradley Jnr, Simon Godsave

Electric Studios:

We are honoured to have added visuals to this legendary gathering of iconic musicians in aid of Teenage Cancer Trust and Mark Knopfler’s new special recording of his anthemic ‘Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)’, produced by his longtime collaborator Guy Fletcher.

The new star-studded track features an unprecedented line-up of some of the greatest guitarists in history. Gilmour to Wood, Slash to Clapton, Springsteen to Townshend, May to Iommi, and many more jaw-dropping names. On top of it all the track opens with Jeff Beck’s final recording.

Plugging in and rocking out a music video for this 10-minute track was a challenge we were excited to take on, and with such a variety of artists, it allowed us to flex all of our animation muscles, from mesmerising 3D plectrums to cel-animated guitar legends smashing their guitars, we threw everything at it to make sure we fully visualised this historic new recording in all its rock glory.

Sam Tootal - Creative Director

“With a track comprising around 67 world renowned musicians, it was comforting to be working directly with music producer Guy Fletcher. Together with our super talented Electric Studios artists we crafted a journey through the track, taking ambient visual cues from live gig atmospheres and rock symbolism, whilst granular detail was applied to weaving in rock icons, guitar strings, instruments and a multitude of contributing musicians names.”

Enjoy some of the comments left by fans on the video:

“This is one of the coolest things I've ever heard and seen.”

“I cannot believe what I just saw. It was absolutely amazing. I had goosebumps. I had listened to the recording before, but this was the first time I saw the video. The artwork, and the matching of the names with the with the music they played, was a Herculean task.”

“Guy putting the audio together... What a brave man, an impossible job masterfully done. I expected audio perfection.What I didn't expect is the visuals. Absolutely stunning! Imaginative, magical, unbelievable. Best music video I've ever seen by miles.. Props to the person or persons behind that.”

“Just an amazing video, it pairs up the riffs with the artists, making the song that much better”

“The video is just brilliant in the way that it tackles the almost impossible task of adding names to the sounds.”