Saturday, November 28, 2009

Project EAR - South East A.

This is one of the two music videos I have been working in during august to october. The music video feature several hip hop stars from south East Asia grouped into a collective named E.A.R. (East Asian Revolution) Shot in one day, it took several weeks of post-production as I had to work on it part-time due to my full-time teaching at Silpakorn University International College.

I have been involved in all the visual effects and compositing. I mostly followed the concept of the director (Nam Il Cho) who wanted to create a design of animated boxes. We planned first to shoot the boxes using LED, but for budget and aesthetics reason, shooting using standard lights was easier.

Basically, the inside frame and its color changed was done during the shooting while I had to work on the outside frame in After Effects. Every members of the band were shot separately and brought back together using layers and compositing. Some parts were shot in greenscreen and later added. Some shots in the music video sometimes combined up to 180 layers and were all combined using. All the boxes animation were design in photoshop before hand using pixel animation technique and later use in after effects as a color mask, thus allowing to create an impression that the light change like a huge LED screen.

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