Kill the Noise
A friend shared with me this amazing new video just released for the Kill Kill Kill EP by Kill The Noise. The video, which is directed by Mike “Diva” Dahlquist, shows just how much payoff can come from having a five-month production schedule. Diva employs a variety of different techniques to achieve his vision of a zombie-ridden apocalyptic future.
Zombies are blown apart and run over using green screens while fires and other forms of digital carnage are likely introduced using effects packages like Riot Gear or Action Essentials 2 from visual effect companies like Video Copilot. Shaky cam effects, visual debris, deliberate quick cuts, and filters help create a jumpy-retro film quality. The epic final zombie boss fight was created with the help of some top-notch 3D animation.
These simply-pimp graphics aren’t just a throw back to retro films like Dawn of the Dead and Zombie. Diva draws inspiration from his love for video games as well. Each shotgun blast and explosion is expertly timed to the deep bass of the music.