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Music Video: Design, Animation, Compositing

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Worked on at The Lab Sydney. Different animations and styles were explored to reference 2001: A Space Odyssey, for this music video for Empire of the Sun. Frontman Luke Steele goes brings out his best Bowie on a set full of white statues, rich feasts, infinite rainbow starscapes and ice-blue tones. Expressions, particles, and illustrator files were used to stylise a slit-scan look in After Effects without actually slitting or scanning anything. A variety of inky, flowing plates were also generated using extreme timewarping, and colourised to fit in with the bold look of this music video. This is the Director’s Cut of this video.


Josh Logue
Senior Compositor:
Marcus Bolton
Design, Animation, Compositing:
Scott Geersen
Vincent Taylor
Anna Greensmith


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