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Watch "Islands of Glass" the new music video for Leisure System artist Rob Clouth.

by Sami Emory
13 February 2015, 6:30pm
Rob Clouth 'Islands of Glass' from Polynoid on Vimeo.

Get your heart ready for Valentine's Day with "Islands of Glass," Polynoid’s new music video for Leisure System artist Rob Clouth. In it, blood red lasers shooting across a lab desk imitate the laser in a CD player going horribly awry. Ghostly LEDs pulse erratically and unpredictably, creating a visual minefield of piercing lights, computer generated broken glass, and even a beating heart.

Polynoid director Jan Blitzer explained to StashMedia that the process behind creating "Islands of Glass" was a fluid one: “While plowing through some 7,800 frames of animation with only a predefined table of mirrors and lasers, the characteristics of the final video developed throughout the process of creating it. Nothing was pre-planned, designed or thought-through in advance.” The footage itself was captured in a single, continuous shot using Softimage. The team then rendered the images with Solid Angle’s Arnold software and finally composited it in Nuke.

Below, some moments from Polynoid’s "Islands of Glass" video for Rob Clouth: 

Watch more of Polynoid’s videos on their website.

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