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For Those I Love Music Video

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BrentPatterson writes:

Hi everyone, I wanted to share this music video I made with Dadbod Films late last year for the Irish music project known as For Those I Love. The video was just released today.

The director at Dadbod Films, Sam Davis, reached out to me after seeing some of my blender experiments online. He had an idea to produce an entire music video using photogrammetry. In October and November we did a series of tests to develop a pipeline for the video's production. To get the look that Davis envisioned, we set up a system of taking about 200 photos of each character and up to 3000 photos of each scene with either a DSLR camera or a phone and used Meshroom to process the photos into usable meshes which were then imported into Blender and built into sets. Davis liked the gnarled, broken look Meshroom provided as it supported the video's concept of exploring decaying memories.

The production used about 25,000 photos to get the final look. We had only six weeks to complete the six-minute video. Eevee was key to our success as it allowed rapid iteration of each scene's development and the realtime Eevee viewport permitted us to collaborate on the production together across two continents using platforms like Discord and Google Meet (I'm in upstate New York and Davis works in London). We are currently producing a behind-the-scenes of the video and it should be out soon. The production was a blast to work on and I managed to recruit some new folks into the Blender community in the process.

About Author

Brent Patterson

I'm a multimedia artist and teacher based in Buffalo, NY. I have been using Blender since 2006.

6 Comments

  1. I have never seen anything like this! The scope of this Vision is huge! Excellent in so many ways! Truly inspiring! Thank you!

    Arden

  2. I have been working with Blender for years and never really saw anything like that, it gave me a lot of enthusiasm and I wanted to know more about the process, it is spectacular! It is unique, the aesthetics of the video in general, the shots, the textures, the music, all It is perfect! I wish with all my heart that the video becomes viral, it is a wish to see more work done by the spectacular team you have done! Cheers! and successes forever!

    Matias Kritz

  3. Thanks for the kind remarks everyone. I should like to add a big shout to George Dyson https://www.instagram.com/greedygoons/ (who's full name I didn't know until after I submitted this post). He was a C4D guy but adopted Blender as we worked on this project together. He is now a b3d addict like the rest of us. In addition to modeling and animating a big portion of this video, he did the bulk of post work in Premier and After Effects before The Mill did the final color grading.

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