This is a collaborative animated music video that I produced with Travis Benn. It was selected as a Vimeo Staff Pick and winner of the "Best Animated Video" at the 2015 Austin Music Video Festival.
14 teams of Austin based studios and freelancers participated in a 48 hour animation challenge in the spirit of an Exquisite Corpse presented by the Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project.
On January 17th, 2014, each team received a specifically designed start frame, an end frame, an 11 second 4 bar phrase of the chosen Octopus Project song and a guiding theme "The Ecstatic Energy of Geometry."
2 days later, everybody converged on Moontower VFX to assemble their segments into a seamless 3 minute music video, drink beer, and revel in the bliss of their collaborative creation. There was also a pool table.
Presented by: Austin Motion Artists Group, Moontower VFX, Houndstooth Studio, and The Octopus Project
Produced by: Travis Benn and Ryan Padgett
Hosted by: Moontower VFX
Keyframe Design by: The Octopus Project and Houndstooth Studio
Written and Performed by The Octopus Project