SKUNK's Saman Kesh is looking to bring dance back to mankind in ‘Never Say Never’ for Basement Jaxx. The director both wrote and directed the uber-fun film.
"The Twerkbot is a bi-pedal wonder created to save mankind from losing touch with the art of dance. Using various sensory stimuli & JAXX patented buttocks technology, it can mimic any form of lower body movement at near flawless accuracy. The utilities of the bot range from the perfect dance partner to even a faithful instructor in countless real world applications, the Twerkbot will bring the art of dance back to mankind,” said Kesh.
He continued: “I wanted to make a creation that merged the Japanese obsession robotic/sex toys and the fact that the world's "dancing" population is starting to look less and less exciting as the music as become more "synthetic". So the irony of using a synthetic recreation to bring back such a human trait was kind of powerful to me. The awesome folks at Alterian Inc. (the same dudes that made Daft Punk's helmets, worked on many of their music videodo& do most of Spike Jonze's work) helped me bring my "dancing ass on metal sticks" to life."
Sound Design: Brent Kiser
Editor: Mandy Brown, Saman Kesh
Colourist: Derek Hansen @ MPC
VFX Supervisor: Justin Hantz
Director: Saman Kesh
DOP: Guillermo Garza
Executive Producer: Shelly Townsend & Matt Factor
Producer: Courtney Davies
Production Company: SKUNK
Production Designer: Greg Lang
Art Director: Coran Deloy Oberlin
Genres: Choreography, In-camera effects, Visual VFX
Categories: Music video, Short filmslbbonline.com, Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:38:56 GMT