Tuesday, January 6, 2009

does a body good.

Chris Milk is a player in the music video industry -- he's done three Kanye West videos, a Modest Mouse video, a U2/Green Day video, and countless others. on top of that, he's also conquered commercials, art, and professional still photography realms -- he was even contracted to go to the DNC with Barack Obama to take pictures on the campaign trail.

this is all well and good. as you can guess, however, what i'm interested in is his contribution to animation...

his two videos for Gnarls Barkley, the first "Gone Daddy Gone" in 2006 and then "Who's Gonna Save My Soul" last year, represent some pretty unique and intense CG/Live-Action compositing usuallly not reserved for music video fare.

the heart has some extremely impressive modeling:

Gnarls Barkley - Who's Gonna Save My Soul? from Toolshed Media on Vimeo.

"Gone Daddy Gone" has a few more cycles and less intense modeling, but the craziness and rhythm of the song is captured perfectly in the animation. the end is truly disturbing.

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