AVICII/TRON Music Video

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I was hired to create a music video for Swedish DJ AVICII‘s remix of “So Amazing” from the motion picture Tron Legacy. It’s called “Derezzed” and it’s part of Disney’s DConstructed series. I was given enormous creative freedom to work in, which is rare and fantastic, but I was also given a very tight deadline within which to produce it.

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When faced with a big challenge, I always find it easier to create a story or outline to follow, so I drafted a short story which would serve as the backbone for the structure. The story is basically about the power of love to triumph adversity – realized in the video by a virus which attacks the otherwise healthy System, only to be driven back by the forces of good/love.

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The piece was ultimately a combination of 2D and 3D imagery created in Maya and After Effects.

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When producing this kind of video, you have to remember that it’s going to be seen mostly in clubs or in club-like venues, so it’s important to have a “lightshow” element to it, which can strobe and light up the room during the cut, so the story is intercut with breakdown eye-candy moments to do just that. The world of DJ’s and Remixers is full of both loyal fans and haters, all passionate about remixes and production, so this was both a fun and challenging video to produce. But it helps that I’m a huge Tron fan, since waaaay back.

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