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We're making a music video for the Japanese band 'SOUR' by using  actual CDs as a Phenakistoscope, to create the entire animation.
We're making a music video for the Japanese band 'SOUR' by using actual CDs as a Phenakistoscope, to create the entire animation.
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Our team is creating an experimental music video for SOUR's new song "Life is Music".

The song 'Life is Music' sings about the circle of life, and how music is its rhythm maker. We took this concept, and came up with an idea to use the spinning CD disc as a Phenakistoscope. We will create the entire animated music video on approximately 300 spinning CDs. After the video has been launched, these CDs used in the video will be sold as numbered limited edition art discs, so the fans can purchase a piece of the music video.

 Previous videos we created for SOUR, 'Hibi no Neiro' and 'Mirror' has been recognized in many international award ceremonies including Annecy Animation Film Festival, UK MVA, One Show Design, Cannes Lions, and has more than 4 million views in total on YouTube. For both videos with had $0 production budget to start with and yet, Kickstarter supported us to fund the projects. Once again, we would like to ask for your help!

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There aren't many critical risks in the project, but the challenge is in capturing the whole phenakistoscope animation in camera. We have done camera tests and are confident to make it work, however, getting the animations at the right position takes time and effort. With our current budget we must finish this in a one day shoot. In order to avoid not being able to film all the needed sequences, we plan to reduce the amount of takes, by renting a 4K camera so that we can take wide shots and zoom in rather than doing an extra set up. Also we are looking into our friend's studio to film any outstanding cuts.

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    Thank you for your support! You have our deepest gratitude and we'll work hard to make the best video possible!

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    Exclusive first view of the video prior to its release. + Mp3 of the song "Life is Music"

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    Exclusive first view of the video prior to its release. + Mp3 of the full album "Life as Music" (total 10 songs) + Have your name on the credit list as a "Supporter." + Limited edition "Phenakistoscope disc" which was actually used in the video, numbered & signed by the members of SOUR + You will be invited as a special guest to the SOUR exclusive concert in Tokyo @ PARTY Studio. (Note that this is for the entry only. We cannot pay for the flights to Japan. Dates is TBD. ) You will also be invited to a group dinner with SOUR after the show.

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    Exclusive first view of the video prior to its release. + Mp3 of the full album "Life as Music" (total 10 songs) + Have your name on the credit list as a "Supporter." + Limited edition "Phenakistoscope disc" which was actually used in the video, numbered & signed by the members of SOUR + You will be invited as a special guest to the SOUR exclusive concert in Tokyo @ PARTY Studio. (Note that this is for the entry only. We cannot pay for the flights to Japan. Dates is TBD. ) You will also be invited to a group dinner with SOUR after the show. + Annual passport to all the SOUR concerts. You can enter all SOUR concert for free throughout the year. [Dec 11,2013 - Dec 10,2014] + I will help concept your music video. Actual production is not included, but is up to discussion.

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