Director Chris Milk follows the success of The Wilderness Downtown with a new interactive music video for the concept album Rome—a collaboration between Danger Mouse and composer Daniele Luppi inspired by the music from old spaghetti westerns.
The video is broken into three different dreams. The first, a first-person dreamy video (similar to Milk’s Last Day Dream)—the second, a ride through an ever-shifting landscape—and the final dream, a soaring flight through sky structures. The interactive part is being able to control your path through these environments. But I must say, I was a little underwhelmed with the amount of control—it felt closer to QuickTime VR than Grand Theft Auto.
Milk steps up both the visuals and the technology with a video built mostly with WebGL—an HTML5 technology capable of rendering realtime 3D inside a browser. It’s powerful technology that can truly change how filmmakers tomorrow may tell their stories. What do you think?
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