David Knight - 14th June 2016

This wonderfully entertaining video for Haitian-Canadian producer/DJ Kaytranada, directed by Montreal-based director Martin C Pariseau is an object lesson in what can be achieved with motion capture now. And it also may help make us stop us worrying about the forthcoming age of the robots.

It starts with Louis Kevin Celestin, aka Kaytranada, putting the finishing touches on his own homemade robot - who turns out to be very quick on the uptake in learning the latest dances from Kay (who demonstrates some nifty moves himself). And then the little fella gets sad rather than bad when he finally meets his match.

It's all almost absurdly believeable, with crucial input from several top Quebec-based VFX artists and animators. And the MoCap dance routines are on a similarly awesome level to those gracing the new 2016 AICP Sponsor Reel.

Credits

DirectorMartin C. Pariseau
ProducerEvren Boisjoli
Production CompanyRoméo et Fils
Director of PhotographyJessica Lee Gagne
EditorXavier Lévesque
VFXVlad Akhtyrskiy
VFXNic Cabana
Lead AnimatorAuloLicinio
AnimatorSebastian Trujillo
AnimatorJean-Simon Chabot
AnimatorSergey Shutko
LabelXL Recordings

David Knight - 14th June 2016

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