Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Music Video for Stereo Republic

This is a music video I done for the up and coming band Stereo Republic. I started this project in March, but due to many reasons, I only finished it recently. It's the longest video I've ever done so far 4:00 and it was good practice in general editing and animation, and will help me with my future music/graphic endeavours. It shows that even though you might not have all the resources needed, you can still pull off a good project.

The video is video game themed. So what I done was used a simple toony style for the world and characters, combine four different genres and lace them all together with a nice generic game story line, which is. . .all the girls in the world are kidnapped by an evil bad guy, aptly named 'Villain Man', he takes them to his evil island, where he holds them captive, with who knows what in mind. It's down to the four heroes of Stereo Republic to save all the girls, and save the world!

In the first part, Soul must lead the team over a hazardous ocean filled with enemy planes and a the evil boss submarine (in the form of an aerial shooter game platform) to take the team to the verge of Forbidden Island. After that, Tuna must climb the scaly heights of Forbidden Island's entrance, and beat off the malicious blobs, to find the key that will lead the team into Forbidden Island. (in the form of a flat Mario-esque game platform) Then K must delve down deep into Forbidden Island on his board and dodge more blobs, to lead the team to Villain Man's secret lair. (In the form of an early 3d rpg game, much like Crash Bandicoot or Mario Kart) Then, in the final showdown, Marshall has to face the sinister Villain Man, in the battle to end all battles, to free the prisoners of the island, who stand watching and rooting for Marshall to win. (in the form of an early combat game, such as Tekken) Which, he does, and he sets free all the girls, thus saving the world, and banishes the malevolent Villain Man to a fiery doom. . .

That's the story in a nutshell. . .

I'll add some workflow images later, for now, enjoy the video, as per usual, hi res version of vimeo, and the fast-streaming youtube version

All the girls - Stereo republic from Spenelo Stevens on Vimeo.