Now and again we get a submission here at motionographer mansions that makes me smile from ear to ear and scream for everyone to come check out what Iâ€™m watching. The latest culprit is the new video by French directorial collective The Holograms for NY producer / electronic ensemble kap10kurt and their track Dangerseekers.
The synopsis for the video amusingly reads: “In a world full of danger, where music is banned by an evil militia, Kap10Kurt, an easy-going hero, helped by his sexy mate Leah, will blow up this Machiavellian conspiracy….â€? Cerebral stuff indeed!
The clip was created over 3 months at mathematic, the motion design studio partner of Les TÃ©lÃ©createurs who rep The Holograms. 3D was mainly done in Maya with some 3DS Max for FX design. Comping was done solely in After Effects.
Now, I know the eighties revival thingy has been done and done, and according to my mate Vince, French animators do lean towards Manga style work a bit too much. But I just absolutely love this. The narrative and animation are super-punchy with all those â€˜Battle of the Planetsâ€™ moments I loved as a kid. And the shoulder keyboard transformers bit at the end had me punching the air like a teenager (Which was only a few years ago!?).
I did however have a sneaking suspicion that a video like this had to come from the fantasies of a geeky â€˜Tom & Ed Chemicalâ€™ style producer collective, who look more like lab techs then 80â€™s rock vamps. How WRONG I wasâ€¦