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dennis menheere
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I thoroughly enjoy comic books, artsy rock music and pizza.
yeah, that about sums it up.

As some of you might have noticed by now, I'm in this band called 'I Could Float Here Forever', and we're working hard to reach some succes in the European post-rock scene. We're signing to a label next year, and we're doing some awesome shows in diffferent countries as well. We're recording our third EP next month, and we need an awesome video to accompany one of the songs.

Seeing as we don't have the funds to have a studio make something for us, and we are principally against posing in front of cameras, doing guitar hero moves and pretending to be rockstars, we decided to create our own video.

And, boy oh boy, it's a doozy. Our buddy Alex Does, who is an amzing photographer, filmed about 10 shows we did last year, and now I'm rotoscoping fragments of these. And not just regular 15 fps rotoscoping, no, full on 25 fps rotoscoping. Seeing as our songs are about 8 minutes long, that results in 25 x 60 x 8 = 12000 frames. All colored, all original drawings.

Needless to say, it's taking a while, and i won't be finished until March, methinks. But hey, I like a challenge, and i haven't animated anything in years. Ive done a minute and two seconds so far, and that took me over a month.

So here's the deal: Im looking for some inspiration on animation and rotoscoping. I've already found some lovely work here on deviantart, but a little reference and creativity by others always give me an extra push when the aforementioned 12000 frames overwhelm me.

Also, the song doesn't have a title yet. Usually, we grab a comic book (mainly Transmetropolitan, which is the most awesome comic book of all time), grab a random sentence and BAM! ..Title. But maybe some of you guys have some awesome ideas for a song title. You'll be credited for it in the video, i promise!

Anyhoo, I'll post a clip of the video later this week.

Thanks fer reading! If you have any links, or awesome song titles, post 'em in the comments!

  • Mood: Zest
  • Listening to: Caspian - Waking Season
  • Drinking: Gallons of coffee

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JomanMercado Dec 18, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
whoa! awesome gallery you have sir! i must watch! :D
manikai Dec 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Man, when I saw your gallery it was like
dnz85 Dec 15, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you very much!
Faroli Dec 13, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
shitman you rock.
dnz85 Dec 14, 2011  Professional General Artist
who is this Shitman you speak of?

haha thank you very much!
Faroli Dec 17, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
oh, sorry I was thinking of someone else, it seems, but you're pretty good too ;)
dnz85 Dec 18, 2011  Professional General Artist
haha I'll pretend you never said that and claim the compliment for my own.
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JesterretseJ Nov 21, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Nice and very fun gallery you have!
Jerome-K-Moore Nov 21, 2011  Professional Filmographer
I dig your style. Wonderful abstract approach, awesome technique, and color sense. Nice!
dnz85 Nov 21, 2011  Professional General Artist
thank you very much, buddy!
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