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.
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.
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.
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
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