Red Lion – Metallia (Official Music Video)
by on March 15, 2019 in Metallia Video

Hey Everyone!

After over 300 hours of animation. The video for “Red Lion” is finally complete! This video kicks off a new six-part series.

Hope you enjoy where the Red Lion takes you,

Olivia

RED LION

Red Lion has the inner Fire but only in potential. He eats matter when given his freedom and does the work of Nature. He inspires intelligence, imagination and life but he can not escape the prison of the Earth plane and can not free himself though his own power. A special key is necessary to dissolve the chains of the Earth.

Director/composer Olivia Hadjiioannou (aka Oh.) presents a consciousness-expanding visual and acoustic odyssey within a multidimensional psychedelic landscape.

Inspired by scenes from Federico Fellini’s, “8 1/2”, Lewis Carroll’s, “Alice in Wonderland”, Maurice Sendak’s, “Where the Wild Things Are”, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s, “The Little Prince” and ancient Greek myth.

“Red Lion” is the first in a six-part series of animated music videos by the multi-instrumentalist, Oh. for the progressive metal album “Metallia“.

Directors Statement

We all want to have answers to the ultimate meaning of why we are here.

There’s a time when you need to set aside everything you already know. We collect experiences and impressions with our minds and this increases the presence of our soul.There is a duality not only without but within because the mind receives information from both the body and the spirit. If the connection is weak between the spirit and the mind – there is no possibility to see the whole or our state and place in existence. Our minds – our everyday consciousness is cluttered with judgements, repetition, echoes of apprehension and fear, debates and doubts. If left on its own without the guidance of spirit; we exist in a negative world, alienated, in conflict with reality.

This missing connection is at the core of all our physical, emotional and mental health issues.

There is a way to recover our initial state so we can truly begin our journey here as we were meant to.

We must isolate the thoughts, feelings and emotions produced by the physical body first. Then it will be possible to isolate the thoughts, feelings, and emotions that are given by our spirits. Once both are recognized, a vision of an ever-present state of awareness awakens on its own.

Metallia acoustically and visually narrates this very intimate personal spiritual and psychic journey. – Olivia Hadjiioannou aka Oh.

Animation and VFX

The Making of Red Lion

It would have taken us many months to create the 5 minutes of animation for Red Lion if it weren’t for the incredible Mettle 3D plugins for Adobe After Effects and Premiere Pro, Adobe Fuse for the 3D models and the free animations on Adobe Mixamo. These plugins and resources made it possible to complete the 5 minutes animation in less than 200 hours.

We are very proud to say the video was #MadeWithMettle. The plugins opened up so many creative possibilities and we were blown away by what beautiful scenes we could create and make what we imagined a reality.

Mettle Plug-ins

Mettle’s Mantra VR is a comprehensive set of 16 stylization effects that work in both 360/VR and 2D, for After Effects and Premiere Pro. In “Red Lion” we used Circular Waves, Esher Droste, Hyperbolix, Mobius Raw, Repeater and Turbulence effects. We also used the Mettle Flux plugin which creates 3D volumetric fractal flames and the FreeForm Pro 3D Mesh Warp plugin that creates terrain, morphing organic shapes, an array of primitives, water simulation and character animation. For a few effects we used Mettle’s Shapeshifter AE plugin that creates 3D morphing shapes.

Learn more about Mettle 3D plugins for Adobe software

Mantra VR Escher & Droste effects

Mantra VR Escher Droste
Mantra VR Escher Droste
Mantra VR Escher Droste
Mantra VR Escher Droste
Mantra VR Escher & Droste
Mantra VR Escher & Droste

Mantra VR Hyperbolix

Mantra VR Hyperbolix - Mobius
Mantra VR Hyperbolix - Mobius
Mantra VR Hyperbolix
Mantra VR Hyperbolix
Mantra VR Hyperbolix
Mantra VR Hyperbolix

Mantra VR Mobius - Repeater - Circular Waves - Turbulence

Mantra VR Spherify - Repeater
Mantra VR Spherify - Repeater
Mantra VR Circular Waves
Mantra VR Circular Waves
Mantra VR Turbulence
Mantra VR Turbulence

Flux

Mettle Flux
Mettle Flux
Mettle Flux
Mettle Flux
Mettle Flux
Mettle Flux

Freeform Pro

Mettle Free Form Pro
Mettle Free Form Pro
Mettle Free Form Pro
Mettle Free Form Pro
Mettle Free Form Pro
Mettle Free Form Pro

Adobe Fuse & Mixamo 3D Animations

Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation
Adobe Mixamo 3D Animation

“If you put Kate Bush, Auf Der Maur, Ayreon, Chiasmata, Igorrr, old White Zombie and Amogh Symphony in a blender with several metronomes running different time signatures, add a healthy dash of thrash riffs to the proggy mix and baked the resulting mixture for several hours you probably wouldn’t even come close to the sound.” – Lee DavidsonProg Metal Madness

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