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David Knight - 13th Jan 2009

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen...

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

"Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me.

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

"So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up."

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

So here's his video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation (his second video for the band). It was something of a solo job - and he was inspired by the fact two of the group are identical twins. The result is a distinctive take on photocopier-video micro-genre. It's not often the lipsync is created from a face pressed up against the copier screen... <em><strong>Lorcan Finnegan on making the video for Sickboy's Silence In Conversation</strong></em> "Two of the band members, Colm and Brian are identical twin brothers - like carbon copies of each other, which got me interested in the idea of copying and reproduction of images. I was also interested in the aesthetic of the fliers and self promotional material being produced by unsigned bands...also the idea of animating 'silent' photocopies (of a face smushed up against the glass of a photocopier) to make it appear as though the photocopies are singing appealed to me. "So I copied Colm's face in a photocopier and moved it around as the light from the copier passed by to create distortions - we made hundreds of photocopies with all the main mouth/facial shapes needed for lip sync. Then I shot them playing on whitescreen, photocopied the frames etc - put the mouth shapes in order, photographed them, composited it all together in AE and synced it up." <p/> Demonstrating his versatility, Lorcan's video for Orba Squara's Gravel is a big production-value pop video with a twist - a one-shot of a girl in stupendous countryside with a cartoon head - involving 3D tracking and modelling and matte painting. And incidentally, shot by Steadicam legend Fiachra Judge.

David Knight - 13th Jan 2009

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Director
Lorcan Finnegan
Producer
Brunella Cocchiglia
Production Company
Lovely Productions

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