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?
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.