The world of The Octopus Project is one where colour and fun always abound and the last project they got involved with, a 48-hour animation collaboration, resulted in a tremendous kaleidoscopic feast. Launched by the Austin Motion Artists Group, the project put together 14 teams of Austin based animation studios and freelancers to make an animated video for the Octopus Project song ‘MMKIT’, off last year’s excellent album Fever Forms.
Last Friday, and as the video release explains, “each team received a specific start keyframe, an end keyframe, an 11 second 4 bar phrase of a song from the latest The Octopus Project album and a guiding theme “The Ecstatic Energy of Geometry”. 48 hours later, they pieced the animations together to make one seamless 3-minute music video. Watch it now.
Fever Forms is out now via Peek-A-Boo Records.