Music video for "China, My China" by The Diving Bell
(Kindly view in HD and Fullscreen if possible)

Andy Davenhall, voices
Christian Fulghum, guitar
Dan Leary, bass
Josh Schusterman, drums

https://vimeo.com/finrecords

www.finrecords.com


95% of content developed in Studio Artist 4, 5% in Apple's Motion 5, Composited & edited in Final Cut Pro X

Rating:
  • Currently 5/5 stars.

Views: 616

Comment by MAX on March 9, 2012 at 9:08pm

schlichtweg begeisternd: großartig! (great)

Comment by Victor Ingrassia on March 10, 2012 at 5:26am

感谢您亲切的字。(thanks)

Comment by Candice Pacheco on March 10, 2012 at 1:19pm

Really cool Victor!  Love what you did the with text paints with chinese symbols and the swimming scene is really beautiful.  Great composition.

Comment by Victor Ingrassia on March 10, 2012 at 3:41pm

Thanks Candice.

The Chinese characters are a translation of the title of the song as well as one of the lyric phrases of the song "Cheery Blossom Snow".  I made a text movie brush from jpgs I made from a font.  Some are randomly applied (like the color early sequence) some more rigid and applied along the line of a region brush. I also wanted the straight line text to be a bit twitchy as it was applied.  So I used the changing luminance of a specially made source movie to modulate the width and length of the brush.  The net effect is a non-static line of text that has energy in it. It's funny I had to make and remake the luminance source movie 4 times to get it so it would twitch the  text brush just enough but not enough to be distracting.

The swimming sequence was hard to work with.  I was using a very low quality source video... and I worked long and hard to come up with an edge quality that worked for me.  I had a lot of spurious paths flying off the edges of the figure.  Since it was taking too much time to figure out how to paint it right the first time, I simply loaded my 1st pass render into a movie layer and hand cleaned up the frames with a black brush and some cloning.  Then I took a few different incarnations of the footage and layer composited them in FCPX adding blur to some and adjusting saturation and exposure on others.  I like the way she winds up feeling like a kind angel as she flies over the bustling urban neon night scene.

~v

Comment by Michael S. Youngblood on March 11, 2012 at 10:42am

Outstanding!  Amazing what this software can do with a little creative thought behind it. 

Comment by Paul Perlow on March 18, 2012 at 8:52pm

Great piece, Victor   from start to finish!

Comment by Victor Ingrassia on March 19, 2012 at 4:38am

Thanks Paul... truly appreciated

Comment

You need to be a member of STUDIO ARTIST USER FORUM to add comments!

Join STUDIO ARTIST USER FORUM

Latest Activity

Gad Eko Hendro H replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"I'll try this...and let's see what's next :)Honestly I still don't understand clearly.But it is true that at this time , I was looking for a way to create a mosaic with an array of random rectangular shaped pattern, which can be…"
4 hours ago
Gad Eko Hendro H replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"Perhaps because of its shape constructed by the computer so it is difficult to make a shape as we expected. We need to customize the shape. In the example of the work that I include , creation of mosaic form refers to the shape that refers to the…"
4 hours ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"Here's a tip on controlling where automatic painting occurs to help in your understanding of how you can program the paint synthesizer to do some of the things i discussed associated with restricting painting in an intelligent fashion."
8 hours ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"There may have been some hand painting in the example you emailed. As opposed to it all being automatic? And again, there are probably a hundred different approaches you could take to generate something like that. You could paint in solid blocks,…"
8 hours ago
John Dalton Synthetik Software replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"I don't understand when you say 'the same shape'? Path Start Regionization can generate all kinds of different shapes, depending on which variety of it you use. And again, there are literally hundreds of different ways in Studio…"
8 hours ago
David Buckle posted photos
8 hours ago
Paul Perlow posted a photo
8 hours ago
Gad Eko Hendro H replied to Gad Eko Hendro H's discussion Edge of Shape
"If I make by using the path start regionization as you refer , the result of the pattern is the same shape , may also be the same size . Whereas if I note style from broken glass mosaic , is the varying shape . That's why I chose to do it…"
17 hours ago

© 2016   Created by John Dalton Synthetik Software.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service