Deep Green Sea's 'The Art of Making' Puts a New Spin on 'How It's Made' Videos
Videos that give insight into how something is made or constructed are absolutely fascinating to me, and I've spent countless hours pouring through many that would probably put the average person to sleep. That's why when I came across Deep Green Sea's The Art of Making -- which details professionals who work with their hands -- I couldn't help but be impressed by the skill involved. Click through to check out the three videos they've made so far in the series.
Here is a description from the creators:
The ‘Art of Making’ series aspires to display and highlight certain people, which go against the spirit of today’s pessimism and desperation. They dare to dream and create with zeal and imagination. Armed with passion for knowledge and emotion, they attempt to combine the precision of science with the elegance and resourcefulness of art. We thank them wholeheartedly for their contribution.
That video was shot with available light on the Canon 5D and 7D, edited in Final Cut Pro X, tracked with PFTrack, and composited in After Effects. Check out two more from their series below.
I've seen so many of these about a wide range of topics, and it's not very often that I come across ones that are made this well. Since the camera is moving in most of the shots -- whether it's on a slider/dolly or handheld -- all of the text must be tracked so that it stays in place and moves with the objects in the videos. This can be very time-consuming to get right if you've ever done it, but it's executed perfectly seamlessly here. While PFTrack is rather expensive software (as is After Effects depending on how you're buying it), the rest was done with pretty cheap equipment. You could actually achieve a similar result in many different programs, but there is no doubt they used Pixel Farm's software because it's one of the best.
What do you guys think? Have you ever made any videos like this or seen any others like it before?