Rapper, producer, and DJ MH The Verb released “Affirmations“, the new anthem for positive vibes, to all digital streaming platforms last week (12/6/2019). Today animator Stephen Sues brings the song to life in the official music video, premiered by Northern Transmissions, using shots of motion and silhouettes from sci-fi action movies such as Tron and Black Panther.
“I started out by digging around some sci-fi action movies for shots with interesting motion and silhouettes, especially ones that evoked ‘Space Ninja’, so I could trace them frame by frame in Photoshop. Once I traced all the layers I wanted from the shot, I was playing around on After Effects just trying to find something cool I could do with these shapes in motion, that I just isolated from the rest of the original shot. Whenever possible, I look for a way to take the clip and make it into something that loops and feels seamless.” – Stephen Sues