I’m pretty new to the Blender artists forum as this is my first W.i.p thread. I was wondering where i would put this thread but “focused critique” looks just perfect ! I’m Sébastien, a swiss guy so i used to learn and chat about blender on french communities and website but the quality you can find here is just so good.
The aim of this thread is to get as much feedback as i can through the second part of the devellepment of this project. So dont hesitate to tell me what’s bad or good but not used enough. If you want information about the process I would also be glad to let you know of i did.
As you can see the project is already in an advanced state. The music i’m working in is 4:30 minutes long, as I already done 2:30 we can say that i’m halfway done with this project. Still, i’m obviously open to change things in this first part if you feedback gives me arguments to do so.
With two musician friends of mine, we form the band CURL, an interdisciplinary crew mixing Music, cinema, dance and vjing through a show of 1 hour. You can get more info about the crew here
If our music interest you, you can listen to it right on streaming plateforms like here. We are beginning so we only have several tracks at the moment.
In the crew i’m doing all visual related stuff : photography, set design, graphic design but more importantly VJING ! We have a giant screen on stage just behind us which show vjing during the whole show.
In this thread we are gonna focus on the music video of one of our track called “BLAZE THE FUCK UP”. The clip is fully rendered with Blender, post production and editing is done with Da Vinci Resolve.
The robot has been done by Neelo, then uv mapped, shaded by myself. Animations are mostly from Mixamo and the buildings of the city comes from Kitbash3D. Textures are mostly from the Quixel Megascan librairy.
The music video picks his references in pop culture (the first reference was the animated batman opening of 92), Star wars movies and other anticipation or sci-fi movies. The video clip is part of serie of few tracks which shares this post-AI, techno-futurist meta univers. The story takes place in a short term futur, something like 2070.
A crew of Hackers called “Technomancian” hijacks Elon Musk. Over the past years he had built a whole society of androïds with a collective intelligence. The hack will liberate the thinking of the society and let the emergence of the first cultural revolution of a post-AI androïde society.
As mentionned before, their is 2 minutes of video to be done, I will post here my progess.
In term of storytelling, the goal will be to make it clear that the hack which happen on this planet is a much more global event which will affect all robots using the firmware of Elon Musk through the universe. We will travel through many places where the hack is gonna change the way life is organised and get more informations about the “Technomancian” gang.
I will keep in focus the concepts of cultural revolution (might be a cognitive revolution ?) in an androïd society.
My workflow stands in a few steps
- General narrative conception with the other member of the crew
- Animatic (Take the drawings of the storyboard and start to edit them to establish a simple version of the rythme of the video).
- 3D scene création (set design, characters, lightning, secondary animations).
- Cinematography and primary animation.
- Optimisation and render.
- Post-production and color Grading
About deadlines, I would like to end this project around the september, which will probably be feasible as i achieved this version in 2 monthes, working on it a few days per week.
SO we are at the end of this presentation and the very begining of this thread, I can’t wait for your feedbacks, don’t hesitate to critic, talk about what works good but isn’t pushed enough, what doesn’t work …
If you have any specific questions about my process or any technical questions, dont hesitate to ask me !
Have a great week ! And see you soon !
Ho and i got a few videos showing the progress of the project, would like me to post them here too ?