I used Final Cut Pro 7 to line up all the images, and I built the 3D screens and surfaces out of foam core (the kind we used to use for science fair projects....).
I didn't use any custom software or non consumer products to make this video - the projection mapping was done empirically by lining up images on foam core board and then cutting the board down to the appropriate sizes - no math or algorithms or projection mapping software.
100% original sound design - no samples used.
Filmed in one take, start to finish with an iPhone, two Canon Vixia home video cameras, and a Canon T3i.
Recorded, mixed and mastered with Ableton Live 8.
How I made the main bass sounds:
I started with live guitar (my Nelson Coquette), pitch shifted it an octave down using the Electro Harmonix POG pedal, and ran it through the Big Muff Germanium.
Then I used Ableton's Saturator to square off the waveform.
I added three layers of Native Instruments Massive to add some breath and cracking to the top end of the spectrum, giving the bass a fuzzy "broken speaker" flapping sound.
I also added a sub bass (pure sine wave) that doubled the live bass take.
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DO NOT READ THIS IF YOU'RE NOT A FAN:
Sorry for the disclaimer - but I want to filter out the riff raff! I hope you like this video.
I poured my HEART and SOUL into the sound design, mixing, projections, and set building.
It took me more time than I even feel comfortable divulging in public! The point is this: I LOVE MAKING STUFF, and I want to make more.
You might think that ad revenue has us YouTubers rolling in copious sums of filthy green - after all, people get rich and famous by getting millions of views on YouTube, right? Like for instance, my Daft Punk Skrillex mashup, that recently crossed 5 million views.
I got BALLS RICH from that video, right? I bought a boat with a jacuzzi on top, filled it with Don Perrignon, and hired Tiesto to dj my private yacht party....right? Actually...
I didn't get a single penny from that video.
Not a cent! It took me 30 days to make the audio and two weeks to animate the visuals - and I didn't earn enough to pay for a gummy bear.
I'm not talking about a 32 oz bag of gummy bears on Amazon for $12.99 - I'm talking about A.
And by the way, I'm not complaining - I know that online content is free.
But PEOPLE are not free - it costs money to live on planet Earth! Here's what I'm asking you to do: even if you don't want to become a patron of me, please check out Patreon.com, and find a couple of artists that you LOVE, and help them make more beautiful things to put into the world.
Here are a few recommendations to get you started: check out Smooth McGroove, who does incredible a capella covers of video game music: patreon.com/smoothMcGroove .
Or check out Yotam Perel who makes hilarious animations: www.patreon.com/lazypillow .
Or try Peter Hollens, whose voice makes anybody melt: www.patreon.com/peterhollens .
It's getting harder and harder for creators to make a living these days - music is available for free now.
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