Imagination was given to man to compensate him for what he is not, and a sense of humor was provided to console him for what he is. - Oscar Wilde
Animation, Art, and Other Shiny Things
Alan Parsons Project has been in my top 3 of bands since he came on the scene in the 1970’s. Formerly the sound engineer for Pink Floyd, Parsons hit my radar hard with his “Tales of Mystery and Imagination” album that interpreted several of Edgar Allen Poe‘s horror stories.
Over the weekend I came across an album I’d somehow missed; released in 2004 A Valid Path is variously rewrites, expands, and re-imagines of some of the APP classics and features artists such as David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd), Parsons’ son Jeremy Parsons, Crystal Method, Nortec Collective, and others. Eric Woolfson also shows up on the album even though this is considered a “solo” album and not part of Alan Parsons Project (an important point there).
Anyways, Don’t Answer Me is from the 1984’s Ammonia Avenue album and is done in a great 40’s style noir animation.
A Friday night rogue video.
Machinima is the use of real-time 3D computer graphics rendering engines to create a cinematic production. Most often, video games are used to generate the computer animation. via
Borderlands game-based animated music video for the never-before-released track Play For Real by Crystal Method featuring The Heavy and directed by Machinima director Kootra.