Pink Floyd music video

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Pink Floyd music video

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Just got the confirmation email: I'm part of the official competition https://www.pinkfloyd.com/tdsotm50/competition now. Some may have heard of the conundrum their announcement caused in February since some of their terms were questionable, but they have changed and improved this in the meantime. And they shifted the deadline from Nov 30th to Dec 31st.

I worked on my entry for 2 months straight, making good use of all the brushes I built in TVP. All animation and BGs in TVP, all camera work and especially the muliplane setups done in Moho, as I usually do.

There's a story to this: After working on this music video for some days, I suddenly remembered that I wanted to do animation to a Pink Floyd song when I was about 15. My very first pop cassette was Dark side of the Moon, I soon bought others from that band. I had totally forgotten about this, and other than which song it was (not this one) I don't remember any details. But it seems fitting that a mere 45 yrs later I have the opportunity to do this. story and animation are abit old-fshioned, but I think this fits a song being half a century old now.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KERj9nfEvkk

Other entries (not all, I think) you can watch here, I think they will add mine soon:
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... 0xlDN2cDsm
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How cool was that? :o
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Since they shifted the deadline a month I thought I could try and do a second competition entry in less time. This one much has some more Moho elements in it, but the drawings and textures are all done in TVPaint as usual:



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANXB6dHrmpM

The songs' age really shows here, they're not made for the fast MTV-style videos we're used to. Nearly 8 minutes of nothing happens, how would one do a video for that? Well, I took the challenge and here it is. Less drawings than the first one, and in a more sloppy style so it could be done faster. I still used the "moving texture" principle, this time made a bit less flickery by applying dissolves between the drawings - which is quite easy to achieve in TVP.

Some musings:
Right from the start I wanted to avoid anything looking dead or still-standing. So I spent a day for finding the perfect balance between my 2 universal textures: one is a dark cloudy one underneath set to multiply. On top of that a second loop features scanned spots and splashes from real photographs, set to screen. The red line uses a brush and has the right amount of lively flicker. The black pixels outside the line, over the red planet, are a happy accident ("Honor thy error as a hidden intention", Brian Eno). The explosions are hand-drawn as well, notice that there's no banding or other unwanted side effect from using straight gradients.

With a budget and a plan I could've made the red line continuous over all shots, but since this is a personal project I just improvised everything, so the dissolves are good enough (although I think FinalCut default cross dissolves reveal the second shot too early). I think the slowly moving line perfectly fits the organ chords.

Another difference between personal and client project: the basic colours, red and blue, were just chosen once in the beginning and never questioned or varied.

I started animation without knowing how to translate 2/3 of the lyrics into images. I made it up on the go.

In hindsight I coud've made the first video in a much simpler style as well. This one took a bit more than 2 weeks to make.
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I'm still just halfway through viewing the other entries in competition (more than 700!), or, what I call it, "benchmarking". There's not much in terms of 2D drawn animation, but I just found one mentioning TVPaint:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNS-Lpv ... &index=378

another:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qCGVG19 ... &index=400


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cescE2w ... &index=508


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jvEHi70 ... &index=531


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SMEPi98 ... &index=644

Will add more if I find any.
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These are absolutely amazing finds. They are so inspirational. Amazing, amazing work. Such talent. I love it.

Thank you for taking the time to find these and share with us your incredible work as well as the works of others.

It's truly appreciated. I can't wait to see more.
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