Hella lotta fun working on this one. Quite amazing to work with so many well-known properties – and getting to animate grumpy, cigar-smoking aliens is one of those things that reminds you that animation isn’t a real job. Sorry kids.
Now normally I just handle character work on these kinds of commercial projects, but for this I also looked after texturing, lighting and rendering all of the 3D assets. And this time I’m pretty pleased how they turned out.
Cheers to Beryl for bringing me onboard this ride.
So, I got talked out of music video retirement, and this gorgeous piece is the result. I had fantastic fun creating this underwater dance – this whole video has a look I’ve been trying to acheive for years.
“The Best Is Yet To Come” by The Impending Adorations. Directed and animated by redkidOne. Lyra model by Matthew Tan, textured by Kara Vandeleur.
Here’s the gorgeous new video for Module, “The Pieces Fit”. Filmed during recording sessions at Roundhead Studios in late 2011, the video captures Module jamming out an original version of The Pieces Fit with the artificial music intelligence known as C:Lux.
Beautifully shot by Marty Williams. Smooth edit by Lisa Cooper. Epic matte paintings by Felicity Moore.
Music by Module, from the album “Imagineering”.
Directed by redkidOne.
This was a really refreshing piece to create – taking lovingly-rendered illustrations and building a story-world out of them. A collaboration with the wonderful Kieran Rynhart, who originally created a gorgeous cover for Rhian’s latest album “Stories From Elsewhere”. To create a video around this image, Kieran created a second piece based on the story we wanted to tell, and from these two artworks the entire video was made.
Imagery by Kieran Rynhart.
Music by Rhian Sheehan. “Little Sines” from the album, “Stories From Elsewhere”.
Directed by redkidOne.
This is easily the most epic piece I have ever assembled. Eight minutes and forty seconds of unrestrained prog rock madness, resplendent with space goddesses, flying ships, heartless evil and lush nebulas. In a very real way, this is the video my 10-year-old self would have created – I just have a few more tricks up my sleeve.
And, buried within it, a few more clues to the Immram mystery – “A new clue in the Immram mystery! About a month ago, Escape Artists received some old film reels and Betamax tapes from a woman living in Orly, a suburb in Paris. Apparently, the films had been hidden inside an antique dresser that had been in the apartment since the 1930s. Astoundingly, they contained a complete visual accompaniment to the second song, “Dignity”. We have had the film transferred, restored and converted to digital HD.”
I definitely recommend watching this in the highest resolution you can get away with. Sit back, let it wash over you and carry you away across the Universe.
A huge thanks must go out to all those who contributed their efforts. There’s no way in hell this would have happened without you. Especially the good folks at Perceptual Engineering and Effective Effects, Cirkus, and the Auckland steampunk community.