rnrnI really don’t even know where to start with this… other than I am in love. These videos are nothing short of incredible. The cinematography, visual effects, storyline, and (just the right dose of) mysticism… ALL superb. I see so many great influences in this trilogy… from Akira, to Village of the Damned, and most notably (for my tastes anyway), 2001: A Space Odyssey.What I think I love the most, however – is that this trilogy is visually NOT how I would ever imagine M83’s music. This trilogy, however… will be how I imagine M83 from this point forward. That, my friends… is called an impression – and the crew at Fleur & Manu and Machine Molle have just made a big one.
A short stylized animation I created at Artistic Image using fully-rotoscoped footage that I shot using a Canon 7D. I match-moved the scenes and used Trapcode Particular to create the chaos that trails behind the skateboarders. Rowbyte Plexus was used in the first clip as well. This project was an immense undertaking, consuming nearly two full-weeks of rotoscoping alone.I’ve had this vision in my head for well over a year, and it is really awesome to finally see it all come to fruition!
A recent spot I had the opportunity to work on at Artistic Image to promote Radio Flyer’s venture into the realm of kids scooters. Ed Dye art directed the piece and Ken Soons directed the shoot. Daniel Wiggins, Lee Kordel and Jeff Ling handled the 3D animation. Randall Champagne and myself handled the compositing and post.I was primarily responsible for the shot where the helmets form on the three kids in a Tron-like fashion, the ramp build-up shot, jump call-out shot, and compositing the 3D for the hero shots of the scooter.From what I hear, this spot is getting a lot of airtime on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel!
I had the pleasure of working with Blackberry Smoke to help promote the Brothers and Sisters Music Festival by putting together this :30 second promo. I had a shotgun start on this project late last Friday night, and had the weekend to get it done. I’m definitely stoked how it turned out… especially considering the timeframe I had to complete it!If you’re in Atlanta on September 8th, you can (AND SHOULD) get tickets here!