Monday, April 26, 2010

Abstraxion - Vampyros Lesbos

Last August, the talented Abstraxion of Biologic Records contacted me about animating a music video to one of his tracks, Vampyros Lesbos. The liquid, hypnotic sounds captivated me right from the first listening and conjured these images in my head. I hadn't had the opportunity to do traditional pencil-on-paper animation since my student film at VFS so it was great to be able to dust off the animation desk and practice flipping again. This was probably the most fun I've had drawing and scanning stacks and stacks of paper.

If you have speedy internet (or a lot of patience), please do watch it in full screen with HD turned on. I'm really amazed at how far streaming video has come in preserving the integrity of original videos - I could hardly tell it apart from the final high resolution render.