Search - Animusic - A Computer Animation Video Album (Special Edition) on DVD


Animusic - A Computer Animation Video Album (Special Edition)
Animusic - A Computer Animation Video Album
Special Edition
Director: Wayne Lytle
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Animation
NR     2004     1hr 15min

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 »

     

Larger Image

Movie Details

Director: Wayne Lytle
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Animation
Sub-Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Educational, Documentary, Animation
Studio: Animusic
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen - Animated,Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/27/2004
Original Release Date: 01/01/2001
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2001
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 15min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 7
Edition: Special Edition
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

Similar Movies

Blast
1
   NR   2004   1hr 55min
Stomp Out Loud
Directors: Luke Cresswell, Steve McNicholas
   UR   2004   0hr 50min

Similarly Requested DVDs

Bedtime Stories
   PG   2009   1hr 39min
   
National Treasure 2 - Book of Secrets
Widescreen
Director: Jon Turtletaub
   PG   2008   2hr 4min
   
Monster House
Widescreen Edition
Director: Gil Kenan
   PG   2006   1hr 31min
   
Robots
Widescreen Edition
   PG   2005   1hr 31min
   
X-Men
Widescreen Edition
Director: Bryan Singer
   PG-13   2006   1hr 44min
   
Iron Man
Single-Disc Edition
   PG-13   2008   2hr 6min
   
Secondhand Lions
New Line Platinum Series
Director: Tim McCanlies
   PG   2004   1hr 49min
   
Jeff Dunham Spark of Insanity
Director: Michael Simon
   NR   2007   1hr 20min
   
Spy Kids
Director: Robert Rodriguez
   PG   2001   1hr 28min
   
The Notebook
   PG-13   2005   2hr 3min
   
 

Member Movie Reviews

Laura R. (HappyTales) from DOUGLASVILLE, GA
Reviewed on 9/6/2008...
really cool graphics, good music.

Movie Reviews

Animusical Nirvana
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."