One of my graduation pieces.
Took around three months to complete start to finish.
Rendered in Vray
Done with Maya, After Effects, Pftrack.
The footages were shot with Cannon T2i
Soundtrack by Chairlift - Bruises
Blobs cuddling in a group hug, colouring the grey scenery more and more in pastels and neon with each tender touch, welcome the viewer to a brand new series of international MTV idents starting April 2nd, 2012 around the world (except in the U.S.). This animation spot follows our first station ident for MTV International in July 2011, "Close & Caring", also created and directed by Mate Steinforth.
C r e d i t s :
Client & Lead Creative Direction: VIMN MTV World Design Studio, Milan/Italy
Creative Director: Roberto Bagatti
Associate Creative Director: Anna Caregnato
Art Director: Scott Bendall
Executive Producer: Cristina Mazzocca
Producer: Beatrice Cardile
Production Company: Sehsucht Berlin GmbH & Co KG, Berlin/Germany
Director: Mate Steinforth
Design: Mate Steinforth, Christian Zschunke
3D: Philipp Broemme (lead), Ronny Schmidt, Adrian Azadvaten, David Weidemann, Christian Zschunke
Additional 3D: Hannes Weikert
Animation: Matthias Knappe (lead), David Weidemann
2D Animation: Helge Kiehl, Ronny Schmidt
Compositing: Christina Agapitou (lead), Christian Zschunke, Helge Kiehl
Producer: Christian Jacks, Christina Geller
Music: Michael Fakesch
It's taken a while but finally, here is the first upload of BIRDMASK Visuals. I first started work on these way back at the end of 2010. Like my Tasty Visuals, they started out with some miscellaneous illustration. The elements came together quite nicely and I started to form compositions out of them which became geometric, tribal bird faces. Like with most of my illustrations, I couldn't resist bringing it alive by animating it.
In their earliest form there was a lot less clips and they weren't in HD. A lot of elements didn't fit together well either so mixing between faces wasn't as smooth. In it's current form, the set is made up of 6 different faces, each one with 8 layers and 4 different clips per layer - making a total of 192 clips. These are all loaded into Resolume and triggered using Ableton and an iPad. See this video >> vimeo.com/50071434 on how I link audio with visuals. This video was made by recording a Resolume composition - all the clips being triggered live. This piece wasn't composited using FCP or Premiere! (or After Effects for that matter), it was all done live.