Sydney digital production company Animal Logic has created a stylized world for Australian band Telemetry Orchestra’s latest music video, ‘Under the Cherry Tree.’
The video clip is a four-minute allegory that explores the obstacles of love. Two characters travel on two different trains in parallel worlds; the boy from a dirty city, and the girl from a beautiful cherry tree orchard. They end up crossing into each other’s worlds and desperately try to stop their trains so they can be together, but end where the other began.
The concept for the video was conceived and directed by Animal Logic’s Dael Oates and involved a team of 3d and 2d artists at Animal Logic. Illustrator Matt Boug came on board to collaborate with Dael on the storyboard and design illustrations of the characters and environments.
The digital environments were constructed and lit as if it were a cardboard model. 2D camera moves were used to move through the spaces inhabited by the characters and to link the two worlds.
Various materials, including bits of vintage wallpaper and other surfaces, were applied to the digital models to achieve a ‘tactile look’, as if someone had touched each item and placed them where they appear in the scene. This placement of real world elements into the digital environments contributed to the unique look constructed for the music clip.
Client: Telemetry Orchestra / Undercover Music
Prod Co: Animal Logic
Producer: Victoria Taplin
Director: Dael Oates
Illustrator: Matt Boug
3D Lead: Feargal Stewart
Compositors AfterFx: Dael Oates, Peter Jeffs
Compositor Flame: Nick Ponzoni