Animation Music Videos and Techniques

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Hi Guys, in this post we are going to see a little bit of animation in music videos. I `ve compiled a list of videos trying to show different techniques of animation, and after this showcase of videos we are going to learn about the techniques.

Badly Drawn Boy – Year of the Rat

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Architecture in Helsinki – Do the Whirlwind

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Alice In Chains – I Stay Away

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Alan Parson’s Project – Don’t Answer Me

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Eatliz – Hey animation music video

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Dream Theater – Forsaken

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Dark Side of the Moog – The Boxing Lesson

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Mylène Farmer – C’est une belle journée

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Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel

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Haigou Meiko – Dore Dore no Uta

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Good Excuse – John Butler Trio

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Howard Jones – You Know I Love You… Don’t You

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Radiohead – Paranoid Android

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Pearl Jam – Do The Evolution

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Linkin Park – Breaking the Habit

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Disturbed – Land of Confusion

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Animation Techniques

Well, if you got to this part of the post, that means that you´ve  enjoyed the above animation videos and want to learn about the different techniques used to create them. So here is a quick reference to some animation techniques.

Pixel Art

Pixel art is a form of digital art, created through the use of raster graphics software, where images are edited on the pixel level. Graphics in most old (or relatively limited) computer and video games, graphing calculator games, and many mobile phone games are mostly pixel art. We can see this technique on the Architecture in HelsinkiDo the Whirlwind video.

Stop Motion and Clay Animation

Stop-motion (also known as stop-action or frame-by-frame) is an animation technique to make a physically manipulated object appear to move on its own. The object is moved in small increments between individually photographed frames, creating the illusion of movement when the series of frames is played as a continuous sequence. Clay figures are often used in stop-motion for their ease of repositioning. Stop-motion animation using clay is called clay animation or clay-mation. We can see this technique on the Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer video.

Pixilation

Pixilation (from pixilated) is a stop motion technique where live actors are used as a frame-by-frame subject in an animated film, by repeatedly posing while one or more frame is taken and changing pose slightly before the next frame or frames. The actor becomes a kind of living stop motion puppet. This technique is often used as a way to blend live actors with animated ones in a film. We can see this technique on the Peter Gabriel – Sledgehammer video.

Rotoscoping

Rotoscoping is an animation technique in which animators trace over live-action film movement, frame by frame, for use in animated films. Originally, pre-recorded live-action film images were projected onto a frosted glass panel and re-drawn by an animator. This projection equipment is called a rotoscope, although this device has been replaced by computers in recent years. We can see this technique on the Howard Jones – You Know I Love You…Don’t You? video.


Well Guys, hope you had enjoyed watching this collection, I must say I had to left out a lot, I tried to put a variety of musical genres, animation techniques and some videos that are not commonly seen on TV.



Hi!, mi name is Franco Averta, i`m from Argentina. Currently I`m studying to become a Graphic Designer. I`m the founder of Concept Dezain, my design company. Contact me via email.

18 Comments

  • March 30, 2010

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  • March 30, 2010

    bbrian017

    Amazing collection I just sat here for a good 20 minutes watching some of these. I’m not a big animations fan but I enjoyed your collection.

  • March 30, 2010

    Franco Averta

    Glad you like, There are some very good videos

  • March 30, 2010

    starr

    Oh I love ‘Sledgehammer’ it is one of my all time fave music videos. Have you ever seen the music videos my a band called Gorillaz? They are pretty sweet too! This is a nice collection for me to listen to on a rainy afternoon. Thanks 🙂

  • March 30, 2010

    Franco Averta

    yes!, I´ve seen Gorillaz vidz, I really like them, I didn´t include them here as I wanted to show less known videos.

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  • April 1, 2010

    Shurandy Thode

    Awesome stuff

  • December 31, 2010

    JARS

    Excelente recopilación. Y gran cátedra mi hermano. Un saludo desde Perú. José :D.

  • January 12, 2011

    whitelady

    Nice collection, you miss “Take on Me” (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914) great rotoscoping technique on a video music.

  • January 12, 2011

    Franco Averta

    Yes, I did it on purpose, wanted to show not so famous videos

  • March 13, 2011

    hrm

    why not Brothers in arms? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k5JkHBC5lDs

  • March 14, 2011

    Franco Averta

    I can see the video from my country, I `ll look for it later and watch it, thanks for share!

  • February 22, 2012

    Sana

    Amazing animations i love it thanks for sharing these.

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