About JM Lapham

Split Constellation is a design studio based in West Texas founded by musician and video editor, John-Mark Lapham. Focusing on live action video along with cut and paste, stop motion graphics, Split Constellation has produced a handful of colorful, creative projects since its inception in early 2018. 

Deadhouse Dream from Split Constellation on Vimeo.


Born and raised in Texas, John-Mark spent some 12 formative years in the north of England studying sound production. This led to the formation of several music projects in the early to mid-2000’s, including The Earlies (679/Names/Secretly Canadian), The Late Cord (4AD), and The Revival Hour (Antiphon). In 2016 he released an ambitious recording project called Old Fire for Kscope and Brooklyn Bridge Records, a 10 year undertaking featuring some 20 collaborators. In 2018 he released an album with a project called MIEN featuring Alex Maas (The Black Angels), Rishi Dhir (Elephant Stone) and Tom Furse (The Horrors) on Rocket Recordings.

Most recently, JM has shifted his focus primarily to video and podcast production. He directed his first live action music video in 2016 for the song, Laser Beam by Old Fire and went on to create surreal, cut and paste animated videos for MIEN, Golden Dawn Arkestra and more.

Photograph by Nil Santana