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This was a triple music video for hip hop artist Shy B. The videos string together to form
a short film.
I did more traditional CG chores than I'm used to for this project. Normally, I'm
hired to take care of the generative elements that need a code
artist. This time, I did the 2D/3D rotos, matched shapes in
Maya, painted photoshop masks, and did final compositing with
the help of Becca Shostak. Shy's handwriting was added to the space,
the words moving and reacting to the performer.
In one shot, we replaced a license plate. In another shot, we added graffiti
to the side of a moving truck.
OpenFrameworks C++ Source for Shimmering Stars
Code was written at Motion Theory to generate content and effects in the Black Eyed Peas' Boom Boom Pow video. Amongst this
highly collaborative effort were two other code artists: Keith Pasko and Ryan Alexander. After the video was finished,
Keith and I went on to collaborate again on creating custom VJ software used by VSquared Labs in the Black Eyed Peas live tour.
The VJ software processes a realtime video feed, and was written in C++ OpenFrameworks. The keyboard was filled with different
behavior and content controls. If we had more time, we would have connected it to a Lemur device communicating via OSC.
Once again a job well done with Motion Theory, and the beginnings of a relationship with VSquared Labs.
Watch Boom Boom Pow video on YouTube
For VIDEOS, snapshots, and complete credits, visit the Motion Theory website.
This music video turned out to be a unique family effort, rewarding in
the end. A couple of the island shots feature the pop celeb's face
rendered by our custom after effects plugin, Pixel F. Meanwhile
indoors, Gabriel takes a simple springy spider web I had set up and
activates it artistically using pointer bugs and interpolation
error. The JChain addiction is born. Special l33t props go out to Gabe
as well for his MEL fish fin wave behavior!
A music video for "Cape Canaveral" by a new band from MN, Astronaut Wife
This was also the final project for UCLA Design 156b, 3D animation class.
The video is meant as a pastiche to all the scientific 3D lego work I've seen which has no story or emotion. I made my best effort to include
every possible 3D cliche.
Watch on Vimeo.