Synthesis and Sound Design

Based on Richard Devine’s speech at Sónar+D

Client

Sónar

Year

2019

Categories

2D Animation
Illustration
Motion design
Sound Design
Infographics
Testimonials
Art
Entertainment
Music

Back in the 90s, the electronic artist and composer Richard Devine started using computer-based applications for music composition. We had the lucky chance to translate his analog synth-based work into an animated visual description.

Having in mind that Devine’s sounds were revolutionary at a time when electronic music was going digital, our biggest challenge was to simultaneously express both his nostalgic point of view and his prophetic role towards the next generation of music composers.

Styleframes
Styleframes

Technical approach

As an artistic summary of Devine’s Masterclass at Sonar+D 2019, we created this motion graphics synthetic story. We wanted it to illustrate the double-faced essence of Devine’s work, so we proposed an organic communication between the old and the new, both in the design and the animation of the video. We chose a minimal color gamut (grey, blue, black and white) with some orange strokes to give the modern industrial look a sense of warmness. The vintage point is conveyed by color gradients and noisy textures, and the animation style is in constant change: from recreating an old VHS mood using stop motion techniques to employing fast and fluid digital movements.

Rough Animation

Styleframes

“There are always new sonic universes to explore into this dimension. I encourage you to go inside.”

Credits

Directed by

Device

Client

Seat

Commissioned by

Sonar

Prod. Company

Vampiro

Executive Producer

Alex Julià

Production Company

Vampire Films

Director

Pol Solà

Illustration

Pol Solà

Animation

Erik Righetti & Pol Solà

Music & Sound Design

Raül Peix

Typeface

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