For the last month I’ve dived headfirst back into Cinema 4D with the intention of making a music video for one of my tracks. It’s been a pretty interesting experience, first re-learning the stuff I learned a few years ago and then countless waves of new stuff as ideas came up. This program is truly amazing in it’s capabilities, and it blows my mind that a company like Maxon (or any of the big 3D companies for that matter) can just go and make a tool that lets you basically model reality. And unreality. And pretty much whatever you want. That, and the community for this product is incredibly helpful when you have a question, which is awesome.
I’ll be working on this for another month or so, at least, but for now please have some stills. I’ve been aiming for a combination of biology / technology / and musical devices in various states of unrest. Good times!
Need to do more random videos like this. Here’s toy Theremin I was given as a birthday present years ago. Squirrelly little guy, ain’t he?
Over the month of January I had the pleasure of working on a comedy pilot episode destined for the New York Television Festival 2012 Comedy Central Pilot Competition. It was directed and produced by local Melanie Case (www.melaniecase.com/) of Killing My Lobster fame. I was brought on to edit, and ended up doing motion graphics and some sound, too.
We found out recently it did not make the finals, which is sad, but it’s also happy because now I can make the video public and share it with you. I’ll tell ya, if you’re in to neurotic women smoking pot and talking about their ladyparts, you’re in for a treat!
With that, I present the pilot for Sketchy Betches. Hope you enjoy watching as much as I did working on it!
After the fun we had creating both the Meeblips themselves and the video behind it (see this post: http://sound-and-vision.org/2012/01/20/meeblip/), we decided to share our experience with Create Digital Music, who with Reflex Audio are responsible for bringing us these awesome, affordable digital synthesizer kits. We received a very nice email back from Peter Kirn of CDM saying they would feature the video when they re-upped their stock, and feature they did! Check out the article here : http://createdigitalmusic.com/2012/03/meeblip-se-making-our-open-synth-hardware-better-more-available-starting-now/
Thanks to CDM and Reflex for the shout and for the fun music project. Can’t wait to see what you come up with next. (Psssst… XOX style drum synthesizer!!)