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Sound of Silence

Another day-after-FNMV (friday night music video) and another animation test from Fennah, this time featuring Ludwig as the performer. Yes, I’m still partial to Shuck, but this guy is pretty badass. I’m really liking these character models.

The story behind Fennah’s characters is, well, an extensive story, and comes with several episodes of a webshow, Satellite City, with a cast from an alternate dimension. Sam Fennah has also put together a pretty deep and detailed backstory on the characters.

Starship Groove – Animusic 2

I’ve loved the Animusic videos since I first saw them years ago. The technology is a kind of reversal on music animation in that rather than creating the animation to fit the music, the music itself creates the animation.

Wayne Lytle, a composer of progressive rock music and computer scientist, has been creating these incredible music videos since 1995 and, with David Crognale, released the first Animusic video in 2001.

This is the first track from Animusic 2 and serves as notice that the animation is a big step up from the first Animusic video album.

Free To Roam – Giangrande

Ghost

A great tune by Delta Heavy and brilliant Friday night music video.

An alternate title to the video could be Clippy’s Revenge as it skewers not only the parade of personal digital assistants, but computer and web culture itself. Admittedly, I experienced a bit of nostalgia seeing the old W95/98 screen savers go by.

Directed by Chris Bristow and produced by BlinkInk.

Sweeney Todd

Yes, another day-late Friday night music video. Kinda. This is an animated model test and is not something I’d generally post, but I’ve been keeping half an eye on the development of Shuck (and other of Fennah‘s characters like Lucy Lacemaker, the pink and white uh, monster(?) singing Mrs Lovett’s part).

I mean, what’s not to love about Shuck? A black, toothy, spiny, incredibly deadly-looking, probably-a-demon that can sing opera?! You tell me that’s not star material!

Even if Shuck, or Lucy, or Winnifred don’t make it into whatever animated-opera-singing-demon Big Time there is out there, Fennah has created some brilliant models in my opinion, that have a very good grace and nuance of movement now and are only getting better.

Teleparp

Makeshift Creations

 

Another extra day-late Friday night music video. While the snow is gone this week, I still have a fascination with Bendy animations. The style, the music, just the feel of these toons is great fun.

Animation by Flint 4K for an original song sung by SquigglyDigg and Swiblet, and written by Flint 4K and Maple. Composed by David Berube.

Takin’ a Ride

I admit, I’m loosely defining “animated music video” tonight for the simple reason that both the song and the super-clip compilation are from the 1981 movie ‘Heavy Metal’, one of my all time favorite movies. The entire soundtrack ain’t no slouch either.

Song is by Don Felder.

Devils Swing

 

Think of this as an extra Friday night music video posted a day late. Really it’s just a bonus because I’ve been snowed in for two days and am getting stir crazy.

And I have become quite the fan of Bendy cartoon videos. Great tunes and the 3D ‘neo-retro’ animation is pretty interesting, aside from Bendy simply being a brilliant character. Unsure I’ll ever play the game that spawns and inspires the videos, I’m more of a mmorpg player, but it does look like great fun.

Bla Bla Bla

 

While there is some mild disagreements on the lyrics to this song, the brilliantly simple line animation perfectly compliments the boppy tune. Great for a Friday night music video.

Animation by Studio Film Bilder, the tune is Bla Bla Bla by Gigi D’Agostino

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