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World?s Only ?Death Oompah? Band Gets Virtual Reality Music Video

An accordion-playing lead singer; a drummer who occasionally uses a doll instead of drumsticks; and a song based on the ?Rime of the Ancient Mariner.? Just another day on set with one of the most macabre bands in existence: the Tiger Lillies. By Art Adams

DP of the Living Hell video shoot, Art Adams, talks about how the shoot was arranged and shoot. The blog includes some very rough comps of the video with effects in place.

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An accordion-playing lead singer; a drummer who occasionally uses a doll instead of drumsticks; and a song based on the ?Rime of the Ancient Mariner.? Just another day on set with one of the most macabre bands in existence: the Tiger Lillies.

The email?s subject line read ?A Beg, Borrow or Steal Production.? One look at the sender?s email address guaranteed that the only suitable response was ?Sign me up.?

I?d worked with director Mark Holthusen once before, on a spot for San Francisco?s Commonwealth Club. Shot on RED in one day, the piece required numerous visual effects including crowd replication and rotoscoping messages onto walls and buildings. One look at Mark?s web site reveals that effects like these are no big deal: he regularly creates fantastical still images in Adobe Photoshop that are up to 400 layers deep. ?After Effects is Photoshop with a timeline,? he told me. ?It took me a day to learn it.?.....article continues

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