GL – Take Me Back

Today Noisey premiered the new video that I created for Melbourne duo GL, for their track Take Me Back. This video clip marks the first time I’ve extensively used Motion for a music video, as opposed to just using keyframes to create movement and automation within Final Cut. I was quite happy with the Atari-style game I come up with for this – something a bit like a super-primitive version of Dance Dance Revolution. A competitive 2-player round of this ‘game’ basically provides the narrative and impetus between all the other abstract visualisations in the video. It was also interesting to work with some generators that analyze and then directly react to the waveform of the track – and therefore having to have these rendered offline for the entire song (for every generator style) so that when the decision was made to cut to one of them they would retain their animated relationship to the transients of the song.