I started to write this yesterday and now it’s Easter and I don’t know what happened or where my train of thought is.
I left the ending there for now, I will probably revise it later on but I think as so much comes before it it’ll be hard to edit that all together until I have something come before it. It’s somewhat done at least!
Now I’m working on the breakdown. In my opinion it’s the most important bit of the song. It runs for about a minute but in my head, as the music plays, so much happens visually so it’s really important to me to get this right! It’s going well so far, I’m finding it a bit hard to fill the gaps with something other then found footage right now. I’m using the idea of still imagery a bit. So I’ll create quick compositions based on my drawings from my sketchbook and then just pan them using Ae and then put that into the video. It’s weird because just this morning, I woke up to Netflix running it’s sort of “screen saver” mode and a lot of that has the same idea behind it. They probably use the 3D tool in Ae, put the characters on top of the backgrounds and make them move at different rates to make it look like it’s panning in a circular movement. Below is an example of one of my still images. A statue of Mary in an urban surrounding is a bit bizarre but it’ll do for now.
Also I was really stupid and didn’t make up any religious images so I’m taking them from another project. I do a lot of religious imagery in fact (not sure if I’ve mentioned it’s my thing before? 🤣) so I can probably just take it all…
Currently, found footage for the breakdown includes: footage from Jonestown (Boys like it as a representation of religion, as Jones was tweaked), the film L’inferno, The trailer for The Manson Family and various compilations of vintage horror films from Youtube. My boyfriend helped me out with some of the searching, as he’s int he band too it’s nice to have his input. Whilst he was looking he noted that it was really similar to a music video by our favourite band – The Used.
The similarities between their video and ours is the use of found footage (obvs) but also the layering of textures and the way the small clips reveal a narrative. On top of this, you could also compare my video to Rage’s ‘Bulls On Parade’:
The irony is, this was Aylith’s first cover! We’ve only just stopped including it in our set recently after playing it for over a year 😂 I believe the video is also traditional rotoscope – so they printed off the frames and drew onto them or should I say drew on top of film? Probably? Yeah. Throughout the breakdown I’m also doing a lot of the same, just digitally.
We decided today would be the day we announce the video is coming, it makes everything more real! I can’t back out now 😂
I have little to show of the breakdown thus far, I could export clips of it but that’s effort I don’t really need to do. I can show you once it’s all edited together. However, I have this short clip I created. Annoyingly, it was meant to be the introduction to our main characters interest in Satanism, but it only fits in after the actual “evil” bit of the breakdown in terms of the music. I’m just going to see how it goes for now but it works where it is, and as long as theirs something to look at I guess it doesn’t matter.
Instagram kills the quiality, ugh.