I didn’t exactly know which forum section to post this in so please move it where you think it’s most appropriate.
I had an idea in which the whole BlenderArtists.org community can take part. This is all just my opinion. My idea is a joint projects music video. It’ll have many projects in it that you see in the finished projects section. My idea is a race. All the epic cars you see in the forums will be in the race. And on the license plate there will be the person’s name who modeled that car. Only if it’s ok with them. I’ll choreograph and write down the picture I have in my mind.
Majority of the video won’t actually be a race. I believe we’ve seen enough races (plus they’re sort of cheesy) and we should focus more on what takes place right before it. The drivers getting to their cars and the start up lap is where the real magic will be done. At the end of the video the cars will hit the gas and start racing. That will be the conclusion. The feel what I want to portray is the beauty of CG and of the cars. Even simple cars have a certain beauty because they have also been modeled. The atmosphere will have a fun vibe. Modeled cars that we see in the finished forums sections will be the ones in the video.
In my idea the video will be set to the song Tous Les Memes by Stromae. Most of the time the guy is talking will be cut. Some parts right before the music starts will remain. The music is the main thing to be go after. Some lyrics surrounding the music is fine but none of the rest. The song is in French but the beat is of that, “get ready, the sh*t is about to hit the fan!” Haha. The music gives a feel as if you’re getting ready for something no?
Setting: Whenever I think of the race track I think of the one from Cars 2. (http://i.imgur.com/LbFDq2D.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Lm1WuD9.png) So an urban environment, little bit bigger track, night time, less buildings, and more bleachers. Also, bright lights illuminating the whole area.
When he’s singing “Rendez-vous, rendez-vous, rendez-vous, rendez-vous…” and then the music starts that’s when all the cars will be doing their start up lap. The music right after he sings it is very," dun dun… dun-aany… BAM. The camera will be going over all the cars and when the music comes to the “BAM” the car which the camera is currently on will go and zoom into the license plate and show the name of the person who made the car.
During this music the cars will be shown. As the camera goes over them it should be positioned in a way that shows the cars as if each of them is a “player.” Ready to kick anyone’s ass, doesn’t matter if they’re turbo charged or have more horsepower. Show their uniqueness. Each one of them is trying to assert their dominance when they’re in the camera’s spot light. Maybe by revving the engine, or a shiny reflection shows as the camera goes by.
If the the guys at Blender want to make this feel free to. Thought I’d post this since you guys make animation films like Gooseberry and stuff.
If you’re gonna do it I’d just like credit that it was based off of my idea and was further advanced by people on this thread, the Blender community, and you.
Thanks and remember, feel free to post your opinion and ideas.
Oh, I forgot. What should be the name of this video?