I recently worked on this fun little music video. The brief was to take some green screen footage of the band’s lead members and find a treatment that works with the ethos and feel of the song. Since there was not a lot of source footage, I settled on blending the action with various archive reel footage, somewhat like we’re channel flipping a TV. Continue reading Everybody Deserves – music video
Rotoscoping, character animation and compositing for satirical comedy videos.
I was recently tasked with some rotoscoping and compositing work for a couple of satirical videos (to be released soon). Here’s a snippet of one of them. I rotoscoped Ariana Grande out of her Focus music video, replacing her with an animated Donald Trump character:I painted Ariana Grande out of the original video in After Effects. I then created a Donald Trump puppet in Character Animator – so I could easily animate facial features and limbs. Future videos will see him lip-syncing along to more songs, joined by other well-known politicians/psychopaths. Stayed tuned!
Here’s a music promo I created using some special rotoscoping tricks.
The client wanted some kind of painterly effect. So, after doing a few tests, we settled on a style and started treating the footage. The first step was to chroma key all the shots, since I was planning to composite some together, later adding particle effects in front or behind the various layers.
Once everyone was happy with the edit, I dropped it to 10 frames per second to get a stop-motion look and processed each frame with a proprietary image processing algorithm, to get the painted effect (After Effects plugins weren’t quite doing it for me). The result is rather pretty I think.