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
Architecture in Helsinki – Do the Whirlwind
Alice In Chains – I Stay Away
Alan Parson’s Project – Don’t Answer Me
Eatliz – Hey animation music video
Dream Theater – Forsaken
Dark Side of the Moog – The Boxing Lesson
Mylène Farmer – C’est une belle journée
Sledgehammer – Peter Gabriel
Haigou Meiko – Dore Dore no Uta
Good Excuse – John Butler Trio
Howard Jones – You Know I Love You… Don’t You
Radiohead – Paranoid Android
Pearl Jam – Do The Evolution
Linkin Park – Breaking the Habit
Disturbed – Land of Confusion
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 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 Helsinki – Do 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 (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 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.