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05-23-2005, 09:19 PM
RZA Music Video

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This is a video from the UNLEASHED movie soundtrack. The challenge was to blend new performance footage with scenes from the film in a way that showcased both, but stands alone as a new video with a narrative structure.

Not an easy task with a two week deadline, and footage that was never intended for animation.

Camera moves were re-tracked with Boujou.
Animation and textures were built in Illustrator, Photoshop, and After Effects.
Environments and new scene objects were animated in C4D.

I had to do a boatload of illustration/animation in a very short time and am extremely grateful that we brought in freelancers to do the majority of the rotoscoping (cause there was a LOT). Even with the help I still put in 191 hours in two weeks. It was like a sleep deprivation experiment.

05-24-2005, 07:29 PM
Well I think you hard worked really paid off. The blending of the two mediums was really great. I like how it seemed that the further into the video it was like it was evolving into a more illustrative world. I like RZA's music especially his Ghost Dog soundtrack. Very cool work.


05-24-2005, 10:29 PM
wow this is really good...your efforts really paid off its was a seemless blend that really looked nice:beer:

05-25-2005, 01:33 AM
ya, this definetly looks great. I shutter to think about all the roto work in it. very cool.

05-26-2005, 04:41 AM
Thanks for the positive feedback!
I would have liked to do more with depth of field and camera blur but we barely made it in time... we had never used boujou before and it really save our butts.

05-27-2005, 04:32 PM

Just wanted to give you a big time thumbs up on the video. Not only does it look fantastic, but all of the elements work together reallly well.

You guys did a kickass job for a kickass song (just downloaded it on iTunes:D )

Good Job muchacho:thumbsup:


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