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I met a seer (Stephen Crane adaption)

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Submitted by NotAProghead | 9/21/2018

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I proudly present the first video for my electronic Metal-serial. Expect something dark and mysterious like the poem of Stephen Crane, which I have set to music here.

I met a seer.
He held in his hands
The book of wisdom.
Sir, I addressed him,
Let me read.
Child -- he began.
Sir, I said,
Think not that I am a child,
For already I know much
Of that which you hold.
Aye, much.

He smiled.
Then he opened the book
And held it before me. --
Strange that I should have grown so suddenly blind.
(Stephen Crane)

The first idea stroke me, when I found the plastic figure online and thought on a stopmotion-animation.
https://sugarandcotton.com/products/body-kun-models-for-artists
The most challenging idea was to bring myself into the video with the same scale as the little plastic man. I have filmed me and the figure in front of a green screen and set us both into the same environment. I shot several scenes and cut the movie with iMovie. The Laptop-scene with the scaled Pic-in-Pic was not possible to realize with iMovie. Therefore I had to change to Blender, a very sophisticated 3D-software, which also contains a very good video editor. I plan to write a longer blog-post about the production-process. It?s not Hollywood, but I am satisfied with the result and could polish my video-skills.

Chris: Lead vocals (courtesy of https://studiopros.com)
Dirk Radloff: Guitars, Programming
Instruments used: BC Rich Stealth, U-he Zebra, Teenage Engineering PO-12

Music: Dirk Radloff
Lyrics: Stephen Crane

Tags: Stopmotion, Animation, Stephen Crane, Figuarts, sugarandcotton, body, kun, poetry, setting, adaption, Metal, Progressive

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