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101 Beats Per Minute

I Only Have Eyes

 
MUSIC VIDEO
DIRECTION
PRODUCTION

Just finished a music video for I Only Have Eyes from 101 Beats Per Minute - a collaborative album iniatiated by Countersunk.


The video is made entirely in Blender - an amazing free and open source tool 2D and 3D graphics suite. I’ve been experimenting with the noise and grain produced by path tracing rendering engines - like Blender’s Cycles - when the sampling is set very low. Generally this is thought to be undesirable in the world of 3D graphics - where  clean results and / or photorealism is the aim. I really like what happens when you combine basic geometry, single lights and very low sampling. The resulting noise / grain and contrast is a result of (self-imposed) limitations on the system, analogous to choosing to shoot on black & white 16mm film.

The video starts off in a very moody, monochrome place but later blossoms into a kaleidoscope of colour - all lead by the music, which is so good. Hope you like it!

JACK PHELAN - VIDEO ARTIST, DESIGNER, DIRECTOR        DUBLIN, IRELAND.