I’ve made extensive use of free animated video backs on this. There’s a ton of royalty-free (non-commercial use) stuff out there.
I also found a whole lot of free ‘war’ stuff last year - blue screened explosions, bombs, tanks, dismembered bodies etc - can’t for the life of me remember where now. It was all standard def stuff though but I still had to use an explosion from that collection just for fun!
That nearly happened. I did a TV commercial for my wife’s boss last year for use on the local Chinese/Taiwanese TV. It was very well-received at the time. I equipped myself with a few resouces, including a green screen which covers the wall of a spare bedroom. I also made some DIY spot lights from some domestic halogen lamps mounted on mic stands. All in the hope that I might get more work. But it never happened. There’s a whole bunch more stuff I’d like to buy from these guys too,
http://www.videocopilot.net/ - but hard to justfy the expense when it’s just a hobby.
…so if you see me post a video that has that same scene I hope you don’t think I copied you. you added some cool little stuff to it though.
I would have liked to see someone playing at some points, it seemed like it was all footage, but it was cool for the most part, nice job.
I’d happily replace the dancer silhouettes in this with musicians but organising Steve who lives on the other side of the planet could be a major issue! Actually I haven’t heard back from one of the dance clip owners (maybe it was filmed illegally??): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZkLrFpo0lHA
Those snippets were converted to high-contrasted B&W and chroma-keyed over the backgrounds as in fact were many of the other elements.
I was looking for material and I found some footage of fractals, and learned that you can make that yourself. Is that something you are familiar with?
I know what they are but I have never messed around with them. I guess you could make your own backgrounds. Actually I did one make my own animated backdrop from from a screensaver…can’t for the life of me remember how I did it now?? It was one of those screensavers with lots of swirly animated colours - some how I captured it and made it into a video clip.
So if you are interested in guiding one of my tracks, or want to experiment. Maybe I can do something for you, or pay, but I am not rich
There was about 30-odd hours work in this one…