If you haven’t yet seen “Touch” by indie rocker Battleme, you are missing out my friend. Enjoy the catchy falsetto vocals, darkly funny visuals and the killer pimped-out ride. Be sure to watch for our big moment starting around 2:25! Check out the video here, and the writeup on MTV Buzzworthy.
[divider]So, How Did We Do It?[/divider]
Director Adam Kurland provided us with still photos of the ill-fated feet. After a somewhat nauseating photoshoot involving a pound of raw meat, we were ready for a little digital surgery.
Legs were chopped at the ankles, meat slapped on top, and computer-generated tubes carefully placed on the ground. All that was missing was a little “Photoshop magic”. Actually, it is not really magic at all, but a lot of hard work! We call this step digital painting – where fine details are painstakingly drawn in by hand. By drawing in tiny edges and shadows, we added the final touch of realism to the piece.
Finally, the retouched image was submitted to the Lead CG/Technical Director Sam Sparks, who added moving elements like blood vessels and cells to finish off the little guys.
We are proud to say we’ve played with a rocker’s tootsies and had a bloody good time doing it too! (Come now, DIGITALLY of course!)
I guess that puts us halfway to groupie status already, right?