Saturday, March 3, 2012

DoYaThing

So unless you like the Gorillaz this video will make no sense but nonetheless for this week's blog post I decided to talk about the Gorillaz' new video for their single DoYaThing. This song is a collaboration with Outkast's Andre 3000 and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy. Below is the song:


If you like the song, there is also a 13 minute uncut version. Let's just say it's 8-9 minutes more of Andre 3000 saying how awesome he is.

Personally I am floored by the quality of the CGI in this video. The level of detail that went into their characters is incredible. For a few years now they've been doing great videos like this. What I love is the overall feel and quality of them. They look unbelievably realistic. I can't pinpoint it exactly what I really love about their design, but I think my favorite part is that they are placed in a real environment in post. I always think that's an incredible technique to use. Shoot in a real location and have an actor wear a green suit to chroma out in post and place your model in his place. Just incredibly cool. If you're more interested in how this video got made, a making of video was posted a few weeks before the video dropped. Here it is:


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