BLKKK SKKKN HEAD / Animated Visuals

"Making its debut on SNL, Black Skinhead (stylized as BLKKK SKKKN HEAD in reference to the KKK) is a dark, rebellious and near-tribal record that threads between both Ye’s traditional braggadocio and anti-establishment, anti-racism themes."

genius.com/Kanye-west-black-skinhead-lyrics





This project was developed in 2016 by Rita Figueira and Vânia Oliveira within the subject Animation III of the course Multimedia Communication Technologies. The goal was to create an animation that could convey in a dynamic way the rhythm and message portrayed by a music or set of sounds of our own choice, through graphics, colour and movement - a visual representation of sound.


We chose to create animated visuals for the song BLKKK SKKKN HEAD by Kanye West (Yeezus, 2013), due to its strong sense of sonority and concept, which were highly suggestive visually. Our visual references consisted in the following keywords:

Klu Klux Klan . human . black . white . revolt . fight . escape . racism . pain . death . blood . red . deconstruction . rupture . oppression . angular . geometric . minimalism . glitch . harsh . contrast





Rita
Illustration of the dog and human;
Retrieving and VFX of the found footage;
Animation of the dog and human running cycle;
Animation of the glitch text and credits;
Animation of lines;
Animation of the sound waves;

Vânia
Sound edition;
Ilustration of KKK figures and lines;
Animation of KKK figures and human in fetal position;
VFX of the animated visuals;
Animation of lines;
Animation of the sound waves;


We do not own the music nor the video footage.

Music BLKKK SKKKN HEAD, Kanye West 
© 2013: Def Jam Recordings, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.

Found Footage Ku Klux Klan: Eine geheime Geschichte
(archive.org/details/Ku.Klux.Klan..Eine.geheime.Geschichte.XviD.for.saugstube.to)


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