This is a video of the live performance of Rise (Stand Up) by Sylvia Simone, at the 2012 Harlem Pride event in NYC's Jackie Robinson Park. I shot and edited the video, and I also co wrote the song with Dave Patterson.
A project that started out as a lyric video but grew to something a little more intricate. It involved keying, motion typography, animating, compositing, color grading and imagination to stretch out a 17 second clip of a dancing girl into 2 and a half minutes.
Everybody in the Club by The Artist with No Name. Produced by Last Century, Video by C.i.B Visual Productions.
An exhilarating rollercoaster ride through the animated pictures of Sarah's world, as she gets revenge on the man who broke her heart!
Written, Directed & Edited by Robin King
Starring Denise Hoey, David Crow, Ruth Larkin
This pixilation (stop-motion animation using real people) was made for Screen South as part of the UK Film Council's Digital Shorts scheme. As much as possible, it was made 'in camera' without digital superimposure, using thousands of printed materials.
In answer to some of the questions below and others I've been frequently asked:
The whole film took about a year: roughly three months each for development, prep, shoot and post - although due to the nature of the film, part of the post bled into the shoot.
The programs I used were Photoshop, Premiere 6.5 and some bespoke programs I coded myself (a 3D animatic planning program and another to smooth out some of the tracking shots). To be honest my machine and the software weren't up to what I needed from them, and I would have a much better time of it now, with my macbookpro, FCP and a tablet...
I used a Canon Eos 350D Digital SLR to shoot, and took roughly 26,000 photos overall.
Director Greg Jardin was kind enough to a) Tell us who everyone was in this breakneck pace journey through NYC, and b) How he made the stop-motion video, complete with some exclusive behind-the-scenes clips.
If you are sick of the April Fool’s day silliness all over the net, I have some seriously cool stuff for you today. SplatterType is a custom preset I have developed recently that will allow you to create amazing ink and paint splatter animations with just a few clicks.
Much like my previous tutorial, SplatterType relies only on After Effects text animators and does not require any additional plugins (3rd or even 1st party). Robust set of controls make it highly customizable, while the expressions work in the background to do all the hard work for you.
Whether you’re after a dark, grungy look or happy-go-lucky colorful design, whether you’re compositing 2D, 3D, mattes, transitions, you name it – this little free preset will let you spend time on creative choices rather than tedious keyframing. Enjoy!
June 2011: After nearly half a year I realized the copy uploaded to Vimeo was a really poor, low-res render. That has now been remedied and the tutorial is available in 720p :)
Running time: 35min
Required tools: After Effects