Hjalti Hjálmarsson writes:
The band Dikta, which is one of the most popular bands in Iceland at the moment, approached our company Miðstræti wanted create a music video for their song "Goodbye." They didn't have anything specific in mind and gave us complete control over which artistic and story-wise direction best suited the song.
The basic story and concept came from Björn Daníel Svavarsson who did all the design, modelling, texturing and after effects, while Hjalti Hjálmarsson did the animation and cinematography.
We wanted the story to reflect the song but at the same time be open to interpretation, so every person viewing it would see something different. Our programs of choice were Blender 2.49, using FarmerJoe for renderfarm, and After Effects CS4 for all post production.
Dikta's album "Get it Together" has reached Gold in Iceland, you can check out more of their music on MySpace. You can follow Hjalti's adventures on twitter and find more of Danni's designs on his website.
All the best, Hjalti