Saturday, December 31, 2011

[225] Change - CHLLNGR

Lo considere apropiado para cerrar el 2011...
The sci-fi music video for Chllngr’s “Change” is loaded with hypnotic 2-D and 3-D animations, from the requisite 2001: A Space Odyssey monoliths to rotoscoping in honor of legendary filmmaker Ralph Bakshi.
“The loose story was a total nerd-out session,” co-director Ryan Todd told in an e-mail. “We snuck in space battles, magic, terraforming, psychedelia, meditation, relationship drama and whatever else we had in our heads at the time.”
The kitchen-sink geek approach to making the video, premiering exclusively above, worked wonders, given the track’s space-age chill. Chllngr — aka California-born, Copenhagen-based musician Steven Borth — and the video were both inspired by dub engineering pioneers such as King Tubby and his protege Scientist.

“The one creative direction Borth gave was that he wanted something ‘galactic,’ which totally fit the music,” co-director Chad Turner told by e-mail. “As soon as we heard the track, we started going through the radical albums from Jamaica. All the Mikey Dread and King Tubby covers were full of lasers and spaceships, and just plain funky.” Turner cited Bakshi and sci-fi anime like Robotech and Macross as other influences.
With a single recurring lyric and celestial atmosphere to spare, the “Change” video looks stellar, considering its bare plot is about, uh … how did Todd put it?
“A space guy in the universe trying to make change and create groovy things, despite his girl’s other plans.”

Some propellerheads - history repeating

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