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The White Crow – new musicvideo for Eric Schlappi

By Film, Inhouse production, Tucson

Due to various circumstances like jobs, holiday, testing different software for greenscreen keying and also hanging around in the sun or dive bars, this new musicvideo took much longer to finish than expected. Eric Schlappi provides the opening track of his nice album “Kurald Emerlahn” – if you’re located at the US westcoast, go and see him performing at various spots in the Portland/Oregon area – his livesets with crazy modular synth equipment setups are great.

The premiere for this clip took place in Lobo/Texas during this year’s days of the Desert Dust Cinema.

The stage and surrounding for Sarah’s dance for the creatures is an almost exact replica of the Grosses Schauspielhaus -great theatre- in Berlin, a good example for German expressionist architecture in the times after the first world war (architect: Hans Poelzig). Of course it was described by the Nazis as “Entartete Kunst”, and so the famous stalactite cave looking decoration was removed in 1938. After WWII the city of Berlin took over the facility, and the building was renamed Friedrichstadt-Palast.

Software: Modeled in C4D, rendered with Vray.

Project progress

By Concert, Film, Inhouse production, Music, Tucson

A short update: as several circumstances got in the way, work on the new clip came to a standstill during the last couple of weeks. After all, today the final cut of the sequences was finished, and chances are good that the video will see the light of day at some point during this summer.

The audio track “The White Crow” is the opening song of Eric Schlappi’s upcoming album “Kurald Emerlahn”, to be released by Baby Tooth/Tucson. For everyone living in Arizona: the official album release party will take place at the Bar Passe Tucson (417 N. Forth Ave) on July 13 2017.

Greenscreen shooting

By Film, Inhouse production, Music, Tucson

Last weekend our back porch and part of the cacti garden were changed to a greenscreen setup for the next inhouse production – a musicvideo for Tucson’s electronic music maestro Eric Schlappi, starring Sarah Smith.

Again a combination of filmed footage and CGI, this video will be our most mysterious one… No title yet. More updates on this exciting project hopefully soon!