Seems like we’ve got a Music Kinect theme going…

This awesome music video was made using a Microsoft Kinect sensor

Since its inception, Kinect has been doing quite a few things in the way of entertainment. Whether it’s being an integral part of a game or helping you navigate your Xbox through voice commands, the device has been an important part of entertainment history. As with all new technology in entertainment, however, it can be adapted in any number of ways so it can be useful to all sorts of people – in this particular instance, artists and musicians have been having a blast with it.

A new music video has been created by German animation studio Schnellebuntebilder for the music trio Sissi Rada, and beyond just being a beautiful video, it was made entirely using a Microsoft Kinect. The video is made to be incredibly trippy, moving between shots of pastel pink donuts to shots of the band members singing, all rendered in an odd, stylized way that only the Kinect could pull off.

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In this music video, Sissi Rada takes the listener on a journey through a multitude of images of a perfect Sunday: cycling, going for a walk in the woods, having a late breakfast, playing, laying in the sun. But those images are only instruments to maximize the impact of the inevitable: Monday.

Inspired by the musical interplay and the dreamlike mood of the track, we used Microsoft Kinect 2 not only as a powerful tracking-device but as an cinematic-narrative medium. Using more than 40 3D-recordings, we developed a fluid particle-aesthetic in VVVV. Millions of floating cubes morph from one object or scene to the next alongside Sissi Rada’s track.

Shot completely with the Microsoft Kinect 2, edited and programmed in VVVV, developed a pipeline between Cinema4D and VVVV and finalized everything in After Effects.

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