Starting with a video composed of clips from $120 worth of videos sourced from Fiverr by Darlings of Chelsea, this edition of creative music videos moves from the simple to the complex. The Plastics Revolution follow with a video composed of still photos taken by a Canon 7D and processed through Instagram. In closing, Nosaj Thing's music is visualized with live dance and projections.
Darlings of Chelsea - Call To Arms
"We [Darlings of Chelsea] had $120.00 to make a video. We went on fiverr.com and bought 24 customized videos for $5 each. This is what happened."
I wrote about using Fiverr for such projects but didn't think of this idea. Definitely a nice way to take advantage of the amateur hour aspect of many Fiverr video offerings.
The Plastics Revolution - Invasión
"We processed all 1905 photos through the Instagram app on an iPhone 4S. However, we used the Canon 7D to shoot the still photography. As you know the Canon 7D can shoots about 8 frames per second on continuous shooting mode. We shot over 45,000 pictures in all. Then during the edit we condense it down to 1905 pictures. As you can imagine it was a lot of work, it actually took about five months to finish. But we’re really happy with how Instagram made it look."
I love the fact that, even though it's composed of still images, the video looks like it was filmed. Of course, that's the human mind completing the picture.
Nosaj Thing - Eclipse/Blue
According to The Creators Project which offered support:
"Manabe created a dynamic virtual environment to serve as the backdrop for two dancers whose movements across the stage are amplified by the graphics behind them, making each action feel larger and more emotive."
"It’s all a live dance performance. We used a Point Grey high-speed camera for tracking the dancer and then beamed onto the dancer’s body...We were inspired by the structure of an eclipse of the sun. One dancer who dances in front of the screen is the sun, and the other who is behind the screen is the moon. Also the setup of 'projector—dancer—screen' is inspired by the structure."
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