Check out how Bomper Studio created this psychedelic music video for Foo Fighters' track Chasing Birds.
Bomper Studio directed a stylized, music video for a legendary rock band, Foo Fighters, for the track Chasing Birds. After working on the music video for No Son of Mine, RCA approached Bomper Studio looking for a whimsical film for the dreamy and immersive track Chasing Birds. Described as “weird and mellow” by keyboardist Rami Jaffee, the initial brief was to explore motifs within the song by taking the band on a psychedelic, technicolor journey.
Taking Influence from the 1960’s psychedelic art movement, the film is an animated hybrid 2D/3D look film that follows Foo Fighters on a fantastical voyage through a colorful desert, filled with dreamy and surreal visuals. However, as the band explores this colorful utopia, things begin to take a dark turn as they fall through the earth into a hallucinatory hellscape, filled with increasingly bizarre distortions of wildlife.
Other than that, Bomper Studio has released some WiP videos and images and shared a lot of information regarding their workflow. They talked about environment and character creation, animation, and development in general. Bomper used Arnold for rendering as it was best suited for the key line approach. Cinema4D was used for all rigging, animation, modeling, and texturing; other than ZBrush which was used for the character sculpts.