Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Glenn Marshall - The Nest That Sailed The Sky, Computer-generated Visualisation 2009

Developed with Processing. Music by Peter Gabriel Glenn Marshall is the graphic artist responsible for Peter Gabriels music video The Nest that Sailed the Sky. The animation transports viewers into magnificent fantasy worlds in which plantlike organisms sprout, send out shoots and proliferate. The video was created with Processing, an open-source programming language & environment. Glenn Marshall: I developed 6 animation sequences using this imagery, all showing different stages of birth, life, transcendence, decay etc. 1. single cells growing on ends of stems, with dark underwater shading , I also added concentric ripples which emanated from the growing vines. 2. empty nests with trails of red berries being left behind where ever the stems grow from, against subdued morning sky shading. 3. the boy in the nest appears, against sunset shaded background. 4. boy in nest against brighter blue sky shading. 5. star child luminous effect on dark background. 6. single cells again, without stems, dark watery shading. I rendered out each sequence for the entirety of the songs duration. The shapes of the vines and positions of the sprites are exact for each sequence, this allowed me to dissolve each sequence at any point from one into another and maintain a natural looking transition. In post production, through simple dissolves, I could experiment with and craft together a visual narrative that changed with musical cues in the song. More info: http://www.butterfly.ie/, http://glennmarshall.wordpress.com/2009/02/17/the-nest-that-sailed-the-sky-2n... Category: Science & Technology License: Standard YouTube License