OXXXY — Poems about the Unknown Soldier

Music video for rapper Oxxxymoron dedicated to Osip Mandelstam anniversary

We present you a music video made for the rapper OXXXYMIRON "Poems about the Unknown Soldier" by Osip Mandelstam. This was the final video work from the tribute "Save my Speech forever", dedicated to the 130th anniversary of the poet's birth. We are extremely proud to take part in this unusual format for us and would like to share some details of the process with you.

ClientRed Pepper Film
AwardsBehance – Featured in 3D Motion (2021)


It seemed nearly impossible to put the shooting of 60 shots in two-day shifts but still we made it!



Here are some moodboards conveying the atmosphere of the music video, with one of the main inspirations being the cult movie "300" by Zack Snyder. We tried to recreate the overall style of the film, emphasising the contrast of darkness and light in our video.

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3D models / Previs

As a result of a fruitful collaboration with Azamat Sayfullaev, we received a previs video, which we later used as a guidance for shooting.

Render / Matte Painting

We should admit that creating a four-minute CG graphics in less than 2 weeks has become a tough challenge for us, but our wonderful highly professional team managed to implement the desired result. We carried out a great deal of overpaint and matte paint to increase the overall atmosphere of gloom and impending suspense, which made the video look thorough and narrative.

Final Outcome

And after all the magic has been applied this is what it looks like in the end. Hope you like the result of our work!

Executive ProducerTimofey Penkov

Creative DirectorAlex Dimkov

Technical DirectorDmitry Dolgikh

Art-DirectorSergey Sverdlik

ProducersIra Vorobieva, Natasha Sorokina

LayoutMarina Pustovaya, Alexander Guryev

LightingAlexey Zhuravlev, Elena Rasokhina, Kirill Wygranenko

Matte PaintAlexey Smirnov, Dmitry Petishov, Daria Rubic, Tatiana Kazakova

ComposeAlexey Mustashenko, Alexey Nagibin, Andrey Savinsky

KeyAndrey Ryabtsev, Ilyas Safin, Robert Sayakhov

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