As you read in a previous post, we initially wanted to create a video clip for the single, “I’m in Love“, with a style transfer using artificial intelligence, you can see some examples in the post, How We Tried to Use Artificial Intelligence on a Music Video.
Since we were running out of time and close to the release deadline, we visited Envato’s Videohive and collected a nice selection of video clips and animation clips for After Effects.
What initially inspired us though was watching an After Effects tutorial on Vimeo called, Crystal Ball Ident. The tutorial presented how to create a smoke effect inside a crystal ball in Cinema 4D.
The concept of smoke in a crystal ball went really well with the cover of the single for I’m in Love and the WebGL promo page we already made. The cover for the single was created in February using the Smoke Effect from Envato Elements and a photo from a photo shoot in February 2017.
Originally the dancing sequences you can see from the AI style transfer version of the video clip were shot in front of a green screen.
But we decided to use some test footage I shot while practicing the song in front of a mirror in the bathroom with close-ups. It was a work of love for our dev (Tima V.) to rotoscope every single frame.
All the video footage in the clip was shot with a Panasonic HC-V180
Tutorial – Cinema 4D and After Effects
After Effects and Video Effects from Envato
Multi-instrumentalist and director Olivia Hadjiioannou as the artist Oh. has been honored for her ingenuity, innovation and creativity in music and video with multiple international awards. She made her debut as Oh. on the international music scene with the award-winning music video, "Trials" in 2013 – cited as one of the 50 top events to mark Greece during the economic crisis. With the advances of immersive video, she released her single "Love of Avalanches", mentioned in Huffington Post as one of first 360-degree immersive VR videos released by a Greek artist on YouTube in 2016.
The music video "Red Lion" is presently a winner and official selection in 12 film festivals worldwide. Winner of Best Music Video award in the inaugural French Riviera Film Festival (FRFF) in Cannes, France. Winner Best Music Video at the Cosmocinema Film Festival in London. Winner of the Best Music Video Short in The Psychedelic and Transpersonal Film and Music Festival that took place on May 25, 2019 at The Producer’s Club in New York City. Winner Best Experimental Mixed Media Short Film at the Paleochora Lost World Short Film Festival in Southwestern Crete in Greece. Read more in her Bio and EPK
The EP “Metallia” has received over 32 reviews from 13 countries worldwide, is in top 10 progressive rock and metal charts and listed as one of the best albums of the year for 2018 on Metal Nation Radio.
“Metallia” by Oh. is an epical prog-metal composition in six parts. A multi-layered sonic piece of ravishing solo electric guitars, time-bending tempo shifts, grooving bass lines and deranged drums.
This instrumental progressive metal album will reveal its intricacies and hidden depths over time. It will extract from your mind pure visions, to mend your mental pictures, preen presumptions and to elicit an element of the unexpected…. because that is what will transmute your subliminal mind map into a remarkable blueprint which will lead you from wherever you are now, to wherever you want to be.