By: admin                Categories: AnimationGeneralInspiration

This week, I find myself noticing the heavy use of animation in music videos.  These are music videos that were conceptually developed as animated projects from the start, not live action music videos that have animated techniques. From stop motion and timelapse techniques to 2D and 3D hybrid animation, these animated music videos feature a broad expanse of animated and musical talent, all developing musical drama.  Most are dynamic, innovative and interesting and all visually encapsulate expressive lyrics and muscial crescendos.   Below, check out some examples of really different videos in both animation style, technique and muscial genre.

Turn up the speakers, view full screen and enjoy a Friday full of dynamic animation and  great music.  If you weren’t already happy at the approaching weekend, I highly recommend watching the Chocolate music video. How can you be unhappy when faced with a cheerful song and an animated video featuring candy?

Secret Island – Monophon – Videoclip from daniel schmid on Vimeo.

Do I Have Power – Timber timbre (2011) from Carlos De Carvalho on Vimeo.

Jesse & Joy- “Chocolate” from Carlos Lopez Estrada on Vimeo.

As creatives, what song would you yourself make into an animated music video?  What elements or creative techniques would you use to represent the lyrics?  Feel free to share some of your favorite animated music videos with us as well!

 Posted by Katy, Associate Acquisitions Editor, Animation and 3D.  Interested in writing for Focal Press, reviewing a proposal or just chatting about all things animation?  Visit Katy’s Linked-In page.



  •    Juli said on October 7, 2011 at 4:25 pm

    My weekend starts with drawing a storyboard for one more animated music video 😀
    My favorite is http://vimeo.com/9335203, check it out, you’ll love it 😉

  •    admin said on October 10, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Thanks for sharing, Juli! What an interesting animated music video. Love the style. Are you a professional storyboard artist? Do you find yourself often working on boards for animated music videos? – Katy

  •    Lauren Mattos (@FocaLauren) said on October 11, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    Thanks for sharing Juli!

  •    Juli said on October 27, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    No, I am just a student so far, drawing storyboards just for myself :)

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