The Chemical Brothers have teamed up with Beck to create a simplistic yet stunningly beautiful video clip with Ex-Machina actress Sonoya Mizuno. If you consider yourself a techie and have not seen this film yet, I can't recommend it highly enough.
Directed by Dom & Nic with visual effects from The Mill, have created something so convincing at times it made me feel a little uncomfortable, but in a good way. The contemporary dancer gradually losing skin from parts of her body, revealing what appears to be a 3D printed and totally see-through structure.
“The sheer complexity of this project is what made it unique. The amount of camera and body tracking alone was a huge challenge, as well as consistently seamlessly lighting one shot as long as this,” said David Fleet, head of 3D on the video shoot.
“We created clean plates for seven thousand frames entailing a huge amount of traditional hand painted comp work. To lighten the load, the team created a bespoke tool specifically for this project, which automatically scanned our footage for clean parts of the set, projecting them onto the areas that the dancer occupied. We scanned the entire set using Lidar technology to give us an accurate 3D model of the entire environment, enabling us to track the camera as closely as possible."
As Virtual Reality gains traction over the coming year, we can expect there to be a quantum leap in video clip innovation.