Trippy, high-quality animations? Check. Downright dirty funk electro? Check. Best video I’ve seen in a while? Absolutely.
Neal Coghlan, the animator and producer of Tasty Visuals, describes the process of animating Kraak & Smaak‘s Plastic People:
Before animating any of the parts I chose 3 of Kraak & Smaak’s tracks and sliced it so that it was a segment of 16 beats. I then altered the tempo of the segment to 125BPM – as this works well with a 50fps frame rate . Within these segments there was enough going on musically that I could animate individual objects to sounds, meaning that you can watch them again and again and still find new bits that sync up to something. The beauty of this is that all these elements can be removed as single pieces and reassembled to create new compositions. The limitations of the grid plus no gradients or transparencies also meant that consistency between the pieces was easy and that they could all be played consecutively and gel.
Check out more ofÂ Neal Coghlan’s work at vimeo and listen to that amazing beat here: