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Premiere: Two Cartoons Share 360 Video 'Less People (Less Traffic)'

Premiere: Two Cartoons Share 360 Video 'Less People (Less Traffic)'

Wednesday 24th October, 2018 10:55AM

Auckland-via-Dunedin indie duo Two Cartoons aka Bradley Craig and Isaac McFarlane have released a dazzling 360 VR video for their catchy anti-gentrification anthem ‘Less People (Less Traffic)’. The infectious earworm was recorded and mixed by Edward Castelow of Dictaphone Blues and the clip was shot at Auckland's Lowtide with VR technology by director Benji Taylor (of production company Break The Fourth), who shared some insight into the inspiration behind the headset-enabled audio-visual experience...

"I’ve been working with Two Cartoons for a while now through Lowtide, and we wanted to try something a little different. I think the theme in the lyrics heavily dictated what we did with it, and I feel the comical nature of the song, and the guys, is reflected in the video. VR is a pretty interesting format to experiment with, you cant hide anything from the camera so we tried packing a bunch of easter eggs in there to make you look around a little more."

McFarlane lifted the lid on working within the futuristic realm of VR...

"I thought of VR tech being out of range for myself or the general public but Benji really smashed that assumption for me. Not only was using the technology super exciting but it blew me away seeing him control it and use it creatively right here in Auckland city for a little band like us! We knew the strength of the video would be the entertainment of the performance and a 360 shot really allowed us to follow the road rage of the song deep into the rabbit hole, knowing wherever we took it, the camera would pick us up. We also had to hide Suren Unka (Torch), who had to do the lights for us hidden behind a bar. 10/10 would film again."

Open up the clip below in YouTube for the full immersive 360 VR experience...

Links
facebook.com/twocartoons
facebook.com/breakfourth

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