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Because of you – Music Video
August 14, 2009, 8:16 am
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Yep, its done and uploaded! The new Skunk Anansie music video, that is.
With the very kind help from Will and Dom at Fractured Films, Shotopop directed “Because of you”, the first single from the new album, “Smashes & Trashes”. The video tells the tragic love-story of ‘n bird, and, erm…. a balloon. Its true… Footage from the shoot was edited and spliced together with the animated story-line to make the final film.

Lots of thanks to everyone who helped on this – Paul, Pieter, Stu, Dom & Will, Andy & Emily – we owe you!
Anywho – here are some images from the shoot…


That last one is Dom – but dont worry, he’s all soft and loveable on the inside…


Skunk Anansie Site goes live
August 7, 2009, 2:23 pm
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Shotopop have teamed up with the talented David Terranova to help Skunk Anansie unpack their boxes, blow away the dust and cobwebs and pack out their toys into neat little piles of goodies for you to have a play with HERE. There are still some trinkets up their sleeves which will be released shortly so keep an eye on the site for new updates.


Tutorial 3! Motion Tracking
August 7, 2009, 2:23 pm
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Motion tracking is a bit like choreographing a dance routine and getting all the ballerinas to move in the right direction, at the right time without tripping over one another or kicking each other in the teeth. It’s the unsung instructor standing in the wings who often brings it all together even though he doesn’t get the applause at the end. Without him tapping out the timing back stage things would very likely fall apart…  More in Issue 165 of Computer Arts!