AKA "The Greatest View" ft. Isabella Manfredi of The Preatures.
2014 AWARD Awards winner: Silver, Branded Content; Silver, Original Music; Bronze, Online Film; and finalist, Direction.
After touring the UK and USA with Disclosure, Flume (otherwise known as 21-year-old Australian electronic music prodigy Harley Streten) created a new exclusive track - for Intel. It was then released as a full track with the title "The Greatest View".
Demonstrating the creative power of Intel's mobile processors, "Intelligent Sounds" sees Felix the Robot Conductor and an orchestra of tablet-powered robot instruments come to life to perform the new track, composed by Flume specifically for this purpose.
Each 'member' of Intelligent Sound's tablet band was programmed with synthesised notes and triggered to play through on cue, while robot arms were pre-programmed to hit the required notes in time with the final song. Robot arms and fingers are also controlled via tablet to trigger more organic sounds of drums, horns and more. Instruments are decked out in neon lights, flashing with each note and robotic movement, complimenting the blend of analogue sounds that build towards an epic digital crescendo.
Making use of the infinity prism featured in Flume's on-stage shows, the final performance is truly a feat of engineering and visual design, the culmination of decades of technological advancements, so obviously a ‘Making Of’ video was also vital. You can check that out here as well, and perhaps pick up a few DIY robot music tips…
I worked on the VFX, including screen animation and replacement, cleanups, robot face replacement, and other comping.
Director: Alex Roberts • Agency: The Monkeys • Flame: Scott Geersen • Colourist: Scott Maclean
Editor: Alex Roberts • Production Company: The Monkeys • ECD: Justin Drape & Micah Walker
Post Producer: Abby Buick • Agency Producer: Jade Wannel • Producer: Camilla Denhert