I miss you But I haven't met you yet So special But it hasn't happened yet You are gorgeous But I haven't met you yet I remember But it hasn't happened yet And if you believe in dreams Or what is more important That a dream can come true I will meet you I was peaking But it hasn't happened yet I haven't been giving My best souvenir I miss you But I haven't met you yet I know your habits But wouldn't regonize you yet And if you believe in dreams Or what is more important That a dream can come true I will meet you I get so impatient I can't stand the wait When will I get my cuddle Who are you? I know by now that you'll arrive By the time I stop waiting I miss you

© john k

introductions

"I miss you" was originally titled Gail Biffen (a gibberish phrase) and written for Debut, but since Björk and collaborator Nelle Hooper couldn't come up with a chorus for the song, it was left off the album.

Björk then teamed up with Howie B and re-wrote the song which would then be released on post as "I miss you".

The result was raw Latino. "I miss you" became the final Post-single in January 1997. The two CD EPs contains remixes as well as a previously unreleased song, the Icelandic techno-track, Karvel.

"I Miss You" was directed by John Kricfalusi, and animated by the cartoon big shots at Spumco. It has aired on MTV's 120 Minutes and Alternative Nation programs, as well as Canada's MuchMusic. "I Miss You" even won an Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject of 1997 from The International Animated Film Society, ASIFA-Hollywood.

A variety of techniques are used, including traditional 2-D cel animation by Kricfalusi's own Spumco Productions and Colorkey Productions, 3-D computer animation supervised by Charlie Gibson at Rhythm & Hues, real-time motion-capture animation by House of Moves, plus blue screen mattes bringing in live-action into the mix.
The live-action sequences with Björk were shot in a Los Angeles studio in just one day. The entire video treatment took 9 months to complete.


Björk, a long-time fan of Kricfalusi's work, insisted that he do a video for her when they met at one of her concerts. She was so pleased when she first saw John's storyboard that she apparently proclaimed, "It's just like Christmas!" and did not ask for any changes.

the video:treatment

quotes

"most bands try to imitate others. But björk is as original as Elvis - and she's got a cuter groin thrust." - John Kricfalusi

"Ren and Stimpy are my favorite cartoons. I wish I could marry them!" - Björk



conceptual sketches

video captures

more captures



single artwork

goodies


avatars

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I (REMIX) You
º darren emerson underwater mix
º dobie's rub part one - sunshine mix
º dobie's rub part two - it's a hip hop thing
º howie b mix
º photek mix
º rh factor beats mix
º rh factor lovely mix
º rh factor radio edit
º rh factor ugly mix

 

Director
John Kricfalusi

Producer
Stephen Worth

VP/Gen. Mgr.
Kevin Kolde

Assistant Director
Erik Wiese

Production Controller
Don Watson

Production Coordinator
Mary Ellen Thomas

Timing Supervisor
Henry Porch

Layout and Design
John Kricfalusi
Aaron Springer
Jim Smith

Animators
Aaron Springer
Greg Manwaring
Chris Souve
Sanjay Patel
Zeus Cervas
Ben Jones

Assistant Animators
Albert Lozano
Max Schneider

Live Action Producer
Nina Huang

L/A Director of Photography
Tami Reiker

Background Artists
Richard Daskas
Glenn Barr
Tim Biskup
Andrew Brandou
David Sheldon

Color Key Coordinators
Bernadette Repasi
Kim Radford

CGI Technical Director
Charlie Gibson

Post Production & Compositing
Tell-A-Vision

Overseas Animation
Bin Chuang
Tony Huang
Colorkey Prods.

credits

I miss you But I haven't met you yet So special But it hasn't happened yet You are gorgeous But I haven't met you yet I remember But it hasn't happened yet And if you believe in dreams Or what is more important That a dream can come true I will meet you I was peaking But it hasn't happened yet I haven't been giving My best souvenir I miss you But I haven't met you yet I know your habits But wouldn't regonize you yet And if you believe in dreams Or what is more important That a dream can come true I will meet you I get so impatient I can't stand the wait When will I get my cuddle Who are you? I know by now that you'll arrive By the time I stop waiting .. björkish