grandbrothers – ezra was right
grandbrothers — ezra was right
Directed and animated by Thomas Charier.

Taken from Grandbrothers debut album 'Dilation'
Out Now.

Listen to the album on Spotify: hyperurl.co/99jqvj

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A note is spreading on the surface of the water. The name of the duo and the title appear diegetically with the spread of notes on the piano. The rain begins to fall gradually revealing the maritime scenery and its different aspects. The rain is waking up the ocean. A bell falls into the abyss until it hits the ground. The impact produces a shock wave on the surface and enchants the waves.

Water holes are formed and gradually bring back various debris from a shipwreck. A boat wreck, made of wood, is rebuilt by a succession of notes on the piano. The various elements of the boat, floats, anchor, rope, steering wheel, and wooden planks, come alive with a magical process. The boat is rebuilt.
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This project mixes traditional animation with 3D imaging techniques. The use of 3D scenes allows to play and superimpose 2D animations in space. High details like reflections, foam, and bubbles are done after 3D rendering.  
My workflow solution consist to create 3D scenes, then place custom 2D ripple animations on water with camera projections.
When all of them are timed with the song and composed in space I render each ripple from their respective camera.
I rework them to create collisions with the environment and themself.
Finally I replace the new hand animated waves in the 3D space and make a final render from my scene camera.
The main concept of Ezra Was Right is to reduce a graphic style to its purest and simplest form, while keeping the viewer's attention. Forcing him to interpret negative spaces and break them with several graphical ruptures.
credit
Creative Direction & Animation – Thomas Charier
Music – Grandbrothers : Lukas Vogel and Erol Sarp
grandbrothers – ezra was right
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grandbrothers – ezra was right

Music video created for german duo Grandbrothers - Erol Sarp and Lukas Vogel - based in Düsseldorf.
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