Posts Tagged ‘musicvideo’
Here’s a stop-motion music video created by Ian Robertson for a song titled Lyrical Spread by The Chameleon. Robertson uses stop-motion to display the lyrics of the song in a pretty unique way — as jam being spread over bread.
It was created using a Canon 350D, a label printer, hundreds of individual photos, and a healthy dose of patience and creativity.
“Devil in the Detail” is a neat stop-motion music video directed by Souljacker for the band The Ambience Affair. Rather than use video cameras, a Canon 400D was used to shoot over 15,000 still photographs, which were later combined using Final Cut Pro.
When asked in the Vimeo comments how some of the shots were done, Souljacker replied,
[...] most shots where the camera pans with the character we shot bursts of about 60-90 quick consecutive frames at about 3fps… we also got him to alter his movement slightly which I think helped create the strange feel, as for the gear I used my own camera 350d for some tests then borrowed a friends 400d for the main shoot.
It’s neat how the stop-motion gives the video a dreamlike quality.
Lets say you had an uber-expensive Phantom slow motion camera, a flamethrower, and a fire extinguisher at your disposal. What would you do?
Well… probably this!
This is official music video for the song Ritalin by Dancing Pigeons. It was shot on a Phantom camera at 1000 frames per second.
(via Laughing Squid)
This music video may not have the suave nature of the single-take Old Spice commercials, but then again, neither do the unlucky men who fall victim to their runaway love interest. Plus, musician Tim Halperin had this video made for his song, “She Runs,” with a budget of a mere $500. The video was shot with a Canon 5D Mark II.
Jonathan Combs, who directed the film alongside Joe Childress, said:
We took 3 days to build and 1 day to shoot. Most of the wood for the rolling stages was donated/lent as well as the set items. Most of the money went towards casters so that the stages would roll properly when we started putting set decoration and actors on top of them. We had an average of 10 people on the build days and a total of about 40 people (including actors) on the actual shoot day. This still didn’t seem like enough. Everyone pulled double duty. We had actors holding set pieces, running to do their scene, then running to hold more set pieces. Brooke Peoples (our leading lady) had 3 wardrobe changes and 4 scenes. She also had to make most of these changes within seconds so she could be in her back to back scenes. Tim had 2 wardrobe changes and three scenes. The biggest move was the ending shot. By that time we’re 40 yards away from where we started so the red curtain, stage, piano, and audience all had to be moved in behind the dolly. It was mass chaos outside of the frame.
You can read more from Jonathan Combs on Planet 5D and watch the behind-the-scenes video below:
OK Go, an LA-based rock band, makes some of the most creative music videos you’ll ever see, from the treadmill video that amassed over 50 million views on YouTube to their gigantic Rube Goldberg machine one that dropped jaws around the world. Their latest video for the song “End Love” is yet another display of pure creativity, as they blend stop motion and slow motion techniques in strange and awesome new ways.
OK Go is pretty much the Pixar of music videos.
Hanson’s new music video for their single, “Thinking ‘Bout Somethin’” is really something — and it’s no MMMBop.
The video was shot on a Canon 7D, fitted with some Nikon AI (automatic indexing) prime lenses.
Paul Lawson, the creative director and director of photography for the video said:
I chose the Canon 7D, primarily because this was before the 5D firmware finally came out and I got sick of hearing the rumors so I just went with the 7D to shoot the video. (a week later the firmware actually was released this time). I used an array of old 80’s Nikon AI Prime Lenses to shoot the entire video, to really try an emulate the look and feel of the vintage film.
There’s definitely a lighthearted, vintage feel to the video, which pays homage to the film, “The Blues Brothers,” and features a cameo of “Weird Al” Yankovic on the tambourine.
(via Philip Bloom)
Rather than use special glasses to provide two perspectives, wiggle stereoscopy alternates quickly between two perspectives in the image or video itself. While it’s probably the simplest 3D technique, many of you might find it nauseating.
Creator Fabian Röttger, part of the duo A Nice Idea Every Day, writes on the Vimeo page:
we did this with a two hd-cam package handheld & mounted on a dolly rolling with 50p. too bad the whole thing was not as easy as it sounds and involved a lot of testing and post production…
Here’s a tip: rather than focusing on the details of each scene, try to identify the area that is shaking the least, focusing on it with your eyes, and relaxing your gaze. Think Magic Eye.
(via Laughing Squid)
Lady Gaga’s most recent music video for “Telephone”, featuring Beyonce, is like most modern music videos: rife with product placement. But among the most prominent products was Gaga’s own employer, Polaroid, which gets a 10-second spot.
You may recall the buzz during CES 2010 when Polaroid announced the music artist was hired as their creative director for a specialty line.
It’s good to know that some people are getting jobs these days.
Here’s a video that’s so creative and awesome it’s sure to get your artistic juices flowing. OK Go just put up the music video to their song “This Too Shall Pass”, and it’s one of the coolest music videos I’ve ever seen. Basically the whole video shows a gigantic Rube Goldberg contraption built in a warehouse, with the timing and placement of every person and element perfectly integrated into the song.
I wonder how many takes this video required.
(via Boing Boing)