I've watched 'Everything Is On Fire' and 'In Memory of BURNING dAN' so many times that I've lost count. Now, I was never lucky enough to know Joe's brother, Dan, but I'm inspired by his presence as an artist everyday. His dedication is what truly caught my attention. From his image as The Watermelon Man, to his marvelous work spinning poi (hope that's right), it was only a matter of time before the right idea came to me.
I illustrate the things and the people in life that inspire me. Today, the person that inspires me is - BURNING dAN
- For wirrow and the ghosts
Johnny Clyde made an awesome track called "For Wirrow, From the Ghosts" and then The rising 7 made a sick remix of it. Here is a tiny tiny song of them put together!
A few different cog / gear designs in case you want to animate your own :) The background is transparent so you can cut each gear out and make it dance!
So, Johnny released this killer song and it instantly made me think of a surreal dream mood. Then I read his story he put with the song and yeah. This was the result. I figured the minature thing would be most surreal (that's why the boat doesn't have much detail) and would enhance the dreamy effect.
I imagined trying to rotoscope some actors on board. But it works as a really short piece by itself. Though, once I put the raw footage up, feel free to do that. There is plenty of footage to choose from.
I'm experimenting here, so this is just a rough cut. There may be more. I will probably fix the ending as well. I hardly spent any time on the keying of the green screen. And it shows.
Also, happy 300th RECord (shot on the Sony hitRECord camera, no less)! :D :D