[cluster_B] Workshop: Behind the scenes…

Thought you might be interested in how we’ve managed to pull this off…

Last Sunday, Dec. 5th we premiered our latest video [cluster_B]. As per usual this was a long-overdue, for some reason it always takes ages to do something exciting. The track itself was written almost two years ago and went through countless alterations before I even considered it good enough to share it with Lucas. It all started with a basic idea, we knew one thing, it needed to be worthy of a Track. We’ve always wanted to work with Lucas, and when the right opportunity came along, we immediately decided that [stop-motion] will be the best platform. Having previous #little experience with [stop-motion] and knowing the limitations of that method we’ve started writing.

Here’s the first video we made using stop-motion.

I’m not saying it was easy, scripts are always challenging, plus the reality and availability of various products required to simply do the job are not something easy to deal with. I think it is fair to say that we’ve started pre-production somewhere around April 2021. We had a basic script with a list of shots we’d like to make, however, we tend to leave room for improvisation which plays a huge part in our creating process especially for me when it comes to writing the music. This time wasn’t any different. We knew that in order to take this production to the next level we need to combine various methods of filming. Obviously wanting is one thing…

So, long story short we’ve decided that we’ll shoot [cluster_B] on green screen, and like this wouldn’t be enough we’ll try to amalgam it with the traditional way of making a video with stop-motion techniques.

We’ve split the ideas in half and took on the building of the model. I never tend to keep a record of what I do, I get so immersed into the creation process, I instantly forget about surroundings and the fact it would be cool to show later how the stuff was made. Luckily Przemek aka “J-sick” Trzaskowski keeps a record of some of the scenes and builds he makes. Below I’ve gathered a few time-lapses from the build we’d like to share with you. I hope you’ll find this equally exciting and inspiring.

Thanks for being here with us and feel free to share this story, if you have any comments or questions you know you can always write to us, we may not answer straight away but we definitely will asap.

and here’s the final product in case you haven’t seen it yet…

in case you wondering when this will hit streaming platforms or will it ever make it to CD, then the answer is “possibly”, “that’s the plan”, “maybe”

sorry, I can’t give you any concrete details, we simply don’t know it yet. The plan is always the same, look for a publisher – when failed, publish it yourself heheh, anyway be patient with us and enjoy the new stuff!

Thanks for the support [4672] / SickStudio