Morr Music's Duo 505 - "Nochwas"
Hi everyone. After countless sleepless nights and too much coffee I finished the promo for Duo 505. I worked on it so much that I can't even tell anymore what I think about it. Anyway, here it is!
Lorenzo, nice work, as usual. It's kind of odd that puppets are becoming the next big thing in videos, but this video somehow manages to distinguish itself from the other puppet-themed videos, perhaps because of its effective atmosphere (and also because of the lovely cinematography--kudos to your DP.)
My only complaint is that it's not always easy to follow the story. It's always clear what's going on with the monkey puppets, since their role is simple, and their body language is effective--but the expressionless nature of the humanoid puppets makes it hard to figure out what they're supposed to be thinking or feeling, which makes following the story a little harder.
Not quite sure how to suggest you could have done things differently, though.
the video doesnt seem to want to load for me....the link takes me to the page but the video doesnt seem to load.....any suggestions?
kinda reminds me Arno's work for General Electrik... www.compost-media.com... with no animation but I am a big Henry Selick fan so.. mmm..
sorry here the right link www.ldmproductions.fr
thanks jacob. I understand what you say, about puppets becoming the next big thing in bla bla bla. It's weird because when I chose puppets i was completely unaware of this "puppet thing", but while I was making it, I discovered lots of other people where doing that as well (emiliana torrini's video on top).
I guess maybe.. urgh.. Gondry has something to do with it, and everyone is unconsciously following his path... don't know.
About the story, yeah, I agree with you. People tell me that you have to see it a few times before understanding.. in my mind the puppets were much more expressive, but then you have to face real-life realization, and things turn a little away from your original idea (blame it on the almost non existent budget as well..). But that was a great learning moment!
Anyway, the main thing I learned from this is: "LIGHTING CAN CHANGE YOUR VIDEO (AND YOUR LIFE) COMPLETELY" :)