Ynon Lan is a director and animator living in New York City. In his work he enjoys combining photography, videography and different animation techniques in inventive ways. We featured several of his works in the past.
Today we feature the music video for Hit Radio Tune by The Academics. Ynon made the video using shots made with a Canon EOS 550D. Ynon shot the lead singer of the band performing the song and also made street shots in NYC. The footage was then rotoscoped frame by frame and animated based on the original shots. Everything was shot handheld, so the animation has a distinct notion of the camera movements from the original footage even though it’s drawn by hand. He also tracked the original shots in After Effects, and added the colorful geometric shapes you see in the background.
And here is the video.
What to say? If you have a creative mind you can do amazing things with an entry level camera (of several years ago).