Apps Digital iOS Music News Tablets, , , , , , , , — April 27, 2012 15:13 — 1 Comment

Arty music video created on iPad for $5

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Screen shot of Art Decade's new music video created on an iPad with a $5 app

In a band? Got no cash to splash on a video for your new single? Got access to an iPad? Follow Art Decade‘s lead, who recently made a music video for their track Western Sunrise using Procreate, a $5 iPad app.

Art Decade are duo Ben Talmi and Binod Singh Jr, and they hired art director Whitney Alexander to make it as visually striking as possible

The whole shoot took around four months, mostly done on an iPad 2, with  Adobe After Effects and Mocha — and the results are pretty impressive.

“I used After Effects to compose all of the elements, and also to create elements like the water, mist, clouds, as well as the final paint filter called Video Gogh,” says Alexander. “Mocha was used to track the position of the character.”

“I really recommend it to anyone who does storyboards, concept art and animators, filmmakers, producers, whatever – this is the future,” says Alexander.

See the full making-of here.

“The four-month process was arduous. I had all of the character animation assets complete, and then the rest — backgrounds, effects animation and color correction – was up to me,” says Alexander.

Although creation relied heavily on the iPad 2, Alexander also used the iMac keyboard. The artist had to invest in orthopedic gloves to protect his fingers– eight to 12 hours a day of pounding away at the keys can cause some fatigue, reports Mashable’s .

Art Decade’s singer-songwriter Ben Talmi says he had a very clear vision of Impressionism in motion for this video. “Alexander actually ended up surpassing what I thought was even possible,” says Talmi.

Source doc: Animator Creates Incredible Musical Painting With $5 iPad App [VIDEO]/Mashable

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Fooling around with the iPhone since 2010. Taking it to the next web by writing about new media, new technology, new wave cinema and the digital revolution.

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