Sunday, December 11, 2011
One of my friends showed me this incredibly well done music video that has the artist interacting in a 3D environment the entire time. It's difficult to tell if the wide shots that take place in a warehouse video was shot on a green screen or on a practical set. With most of the close up shots where he's on a different "set" it appears as though he is on an entirely virtual set.
There are very few shots in this videos that are static. Nearly every shot incorporates some form of movement to it. While most of the sets themselves were created in a 3D program, most of the particle elements were likely created using an After Effects-like program with the same tracking data used for create the 3D environment. By using After Effects, you are able to view things quicker and in a more real time environment.
Overall, this video is incredibly well animated. The sets are incredibly realistic and they interaction between the artist and his environment feels very natural.