Watch the teaser:
Mercur’s first digital EP will be released by the end of november 2013.
Listen to more songs on www.mercursound.net
The idea of this interactive video came up in december 2011, based on a very simple concept : let the user “draw the music”. Since then and until the public release of the video innovember 2013, there has been many steps:
- Creating the typographies: every single word in the song is hand drawn (using ink, brushes, or pen).
- Then we scanned the words, and animated them using After Effects, following the intonations of the voice and instruments.
- Last but not least, the programming. The animations are injected into the program, so that it reacts to the user’s actions.
More infos to come...
You just need to draw with your mouse...
Right-click : Erase
Save : Take a snapshot in the web gallery
Mouse move : Draw words
Mouse freeze : Don't draw words
Cmd+Shift+F : Fullscreen (Chrome)
A : Draw Animations
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If you still can’t get it to work, you can watch the non-interactive version of the video here.
The video does not work on tablets or smartphones for now.
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In competition at the CLIP THAT BEAT 2013 festival
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