Music: tanks, helicopters and jets chase a group of people across a shifting landscape of colourful circles in this animated music video directed by London duo Bif for electronic artist Azel Phara (+ movie).
Fabrice Le Nezet and Jules Janaud — who collectively make up the directing duo Bif — have developed an action-packed chase sequence employing a colour palette at odds with the violent scenes depicted in the video.
“We needed to generate a contrast among a content, colourful appear and very violent actions,” Le Nezet informed Dezeen. “We believed Azel Phara’s track Green was complicated sufficient to build different atmospheres.”
The video begins with a group of human characters working by means of a forrest, which — like all the settings throughout the video — is made up completely of coloured circles.
It soon becomes apparent that they are operating away from a fleet of helicopters and tanks, which tear up the landscape as they move by means of it.
“Listening to the track, we believed it would be exciting to create an action sequence in between people and war machines in nature,” Le Nezet mentioned.
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Soon fighter jets and even a large submarine join the chase, which culminates in a enormous explosion.
Bif employed motion capture technologies to make the movement of the people reasonable, but the rest of the animation was completely personal computer-created.
“We worked with a huge number of shots to build wealthy and intense cinematic action sequences,” Le Nezet explained.
“The track is somehow minimalist whilst complicated at the same time. The challenge was to translate that visually.”