Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
|Animusic - A Computer Animation Video Album |
Director: Wayne Lytle
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Animation
Watching Animusic is like being mesmerized by the world's most elaborate Rube Goldberg devices: You're so astonished by their ingenuity that you can't look away. This "computer animation video album" is the brainchild of W... more »
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Laura R. (HappyTales) from DOUGLASVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 9/6/2008...
really cool graphics, good music.
Paul Gray | Melbourne, Florida, USA | 05/06/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I was first made aware of this DVD from a video clip on PBS. It is an excellent program, at least on the same par as the "Mind's Eye" computer animation series, with the usual technical advances in the art since "Mind's Eye" was produced.
The quality is excellent, both visually and aurally. I always thought that computer animation and music could be successfully integrated in some way, and "Animusic" is the successful result. Unlike other computer animation subjects, where the music drives or complements the action, in "Animusic," the music IS the action.
The viewer is transported to a futuristic concert where the musician is a complex, sophisticated computer able to weave many intricate melodies and harmonies at once, playing instruments that are very futuristic -- laser-beam-controlled guitars, a four-handed drum kit, violins that seem to play themselves, string and metal harps played by flying balls, huge clockwork drum kits, high-voltage musical transformers, and other fantasic, out-of-this-world musical instruments of the sort that one might find only in a science fiction novel.
It is easy to see how one can be drawn into the different musical settings and be mesmerized by the music and the visual surroundings. In addition, this DVD has various "angles" available on each track that allow the viewer to watch a separate instrument as it is played or sits idle over the course of the selection.
This DVD is a very good starting point for those who have never before experienced computer animation firsthand. The producers have done a splendid job on "Animusic" by making the music literally come alive.
There are seven selections on this DVD:
1. Future Retro
2. Stick Figures
3. Aqua Harp
4. Drum Machine
5. Pipe Dream
6. Acoustic Curves
7. Harmonic Voltage
Each selection conveys a different mood, using unique instruments and realistic backgrounds. My personal favorites are 1, 5 and 7.
I am very impressed with "Animusic." I await, with great anticipation, the release of "Animusic 2" later this Fall.
Kudos to Wayne Lytle!
Novel and Captivating
Avid One | 11/17/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is very different and very cool! Really good, easy listening, slightly technopop music that appears to be played by fantastic music equipment sans human musicians. All seven vignettes are several minutes long and each one is completely unique from the others. There is something continously interesting for the eye. It's like studying an item from the Museum of Unworkable Devices. It's fascinating trying to decipher how it is so perfectly synchronized."
The music is gravitating
NaTe DoGG | Anaheim, CA USA | 01/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I work in retail and they have the Animusic DVD on demo and as soon as the customers see or hear the DVD they gravitate towards the musical display. By the way as soon as it was displayed on demo the DVD sales have been amazing. Just goes to show you as soon as someone hears it they have to buy it. I like the whole DVD but my favorites are the 1st and last tracks."