Anatomy of Dance

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It took 2 months from the initial idea to the final video (mostly working on weekends). I composed the music first, and then created the whole video to make sure it is well synchronized to the music.


Very interesting, it started slow, not seeming like it was going to be anything spectacular. It built up quite well, and in this case quite literally. An evolution of sound, theme, and visualization. I was fairly impressed by the half way point of your video. I imagine this took a great deal of imagination, preparation, and overall dedication to complete.

My only reason for not giving this a full 5 stars, was that it seemed to end rather abruptly. It was as if the song and visuals were building up a rather unspoken story, then just stopped, without an ending as it were. Still very impressive, keep up the good work.

cadence1 responds:

Thank you for your comment. I'm really glad you liked it. Fair comment regarding the ending. I think you are right that I could have done something more interesting in the end. I will keep that in mind for my next video.

Very good. The fact that this has barely more than 3 stars makes me wonder how much people actually appreciate creativity, as opposed to soundbites of dumb humor. It took a while to build up... and maybe that's the problem... but it got very intense. I found the scene at 1 minute, when we turn around to find we're being followed by this bubbling mass pulsating in our faces to be a little bit frightening. In good way.

The rotoscope was also quite good. I found the images to be playful, but just sexy enough to really draw me into the movement.

The music sounds like it comes from the future. Very cool.

cadence1 responds:

Thanks for your feedback. I really appreciate that you took the time to really watch it. I spent a lot of time working on this, so it's always nice to hear when someone appreciates your work.
Thanks again for stopping by and giving me your feedback. Greatly appreciated.

this is amazing, i have seen movies with animations half as good as this,
well done

cadence1 responds:

Thank you very much for your comment.

From a molecular level to a full and figurative flow huh! Nicely animated/modelled, with pretty swift and realistic body movement at the end... wonder if it is actual footage with an added filter? Nice work!


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cadence1 responds:

Thanks for your comment. The body movements are based on a video I shot (my wife doing her workout while my music played) and then rotoscoped it and used as a mask with some effects. I learned a lot about rotoscoping while working on this. It seems that the lightning, background and even what the dancer is wearing make a big difference. For example, on some footage she was wearing black gloves, and that made it super easy to rotoscope her hands. Without gloves, her hands were blending too much with the wall behind her and it was difficult to rotoscope that. I wish I had that green background they use in professional studios, ha ha.

Thanks again for your comment. I'm glad you liked it!

wow, this was so complicated, that it HURT!!!!
starting from the molecular level, and going on to the DNA of the dance, to an epic dance?
epic 3-D, it must have taken you a long time to do this, so you are worthy of a 5/5 and a 10/10!!!
do more!

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cadence1 responds:

Thanks for a nice comment. It took me 2 months from the idea to the final video that you see here. I was only able to work on it a few hours every weekend, but it is still a massive amount of time. My main issue was that I was still learning how to use the software as I went, and I was struggling a bit. If I could start all over again, I think I could have made it even better and in less time. Well, hopefully I will be able to use all that new knowledge while working on my new video :)

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3.65 / 5.00

Apr 4, 2015
4:34 PM EDT
Music Video
  • Daily 5th Place April 5, 2015