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November 9, 2008

Heartless Concept

Filed under: Music — Tags: , , — RaymondRoman @ 7:11 pm

Kanye West “Heartless”

I thought this video was pretty good.  I’ve noticed Kanye’s videos are always different in one way or another.  I don’t necessarily like the direction he’s going with his new album but I can handle listening to this song.  This video caught my attention because I’ve never done something like this before.  I’ve never knew the correct term for what to call this style.  I’ve always considered it as the “cartoon” look.. I’m sure if I google around I could probably come up with the right name for this style.  It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a few years now and I think I’m gonna try to in the near future.. I’m not sure what kind of trouble I’ll run into.  I’ve seen it done before in a few movies (Waking Life, A Scanner Darkly), both directed by Richard Linklater.  I believe in Waking Life, various artists did different scenes of the movie.  I’m not sure if this is an affect I can create or if it involved hand drawn images that were later digitally edited.  Either way at one point or another I will give it a shot.  I am motivated by Hype Williams direction with this though.

 

UPDATE:

“I DIDN’T LEAK THIS BUT AT LEAST HERE’S A CLEAR VERSION! THIS VIDEO WAS ROTOSCOPED. WE RECORDED REAL PEOPLE AND THEN HAD 65 ANIMATORS IN HONG KONG HAND DRAW OVER EVERY CELL . INSPIRED BY THE MOVIE “AMERICAN POP” . HYPE SHOWED ME THE MOVIE AND I WAS SOLD.” -Kanye West

I came across this over at H.E.R. and the correct term for this is rotoscoping.  Something I’ve heard of before.  I believe you can do a lot of different things with rotoscoping.  I haven’t officially done it yet so I’m not positive.. and I was right about the animators having a part in this!  Still not sure the process and what its going to take to do something like this.. in time!

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2 Comments »

  1. i was just coming here to tell you it was a rotoscope video

    Comment by jenZ — November 11, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

  2. i was just coming here to tell you it was a rotoscope video but apparently you already know this

    Comment by jenZ — November 11, 2008 @ 12:26 pm


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