Check out The Wombats crazy new video for ‘Techno Fan’. The visual was put together by using live footage from the band, then running it through custom software to give it this awesome effect! Created by Barney Steel, Raoul Paulet and Memo Akten.
Here’s an indepth look at how the video was made from software developer Mehmet Akten:
“We received a locked edit of the band performing the song live. This was then broken down shot by shot and various layers were rotoscoped, separated (e.g. foreground, background, singer, drummer etc.) and rendered out as quicktime files. (This was all done in the traditional way with AfterEffects, no custom software yet). Then each of these shots & layers were individually fed into my custom software. The software analyzes the video file and based on the dozens of parameters outputs a new sequence (as a sequence of png’s). The analysis is done almost realtime (depending on input video size) and the user can play with the dozens of parameters in realtime, while the app is running and even while it is rendering the processed images to disk. So all the animations you see in the video, were ‘performed’ in realtime. No keyframes used. Lots of different ‘looks’ were created (presets) and applied to the different shots & layers. Each of these processed sequences were rendered to disk and re-composited and edited back together with Final Cut and AfterEffects to produce the final video.”
Check out more info about the video here.
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