X1FX, a leading visual effects design and production company specializing in FX for feature films, TV commercials and music videos, has completed dozens of unique visual effects for the just released music video entitled HONEY from singer Erykah Badu.
The video is viewable on YouTube.
The announcement was made Monday by X1FX co-founders Mark Larranaga, Visual Effects Supervisor, and Edy Enriquez, founder and Executive Producer
For the HONEY music video, X1FX worked directly with Badu as co-director with Chris Robinson and producer Megan Gutman, working in conjunction with Robot Films, for Motown Records. X1FX digitally recreated a number of classic music album covers, using the green-screen plate photography of Badu.
Larranaga said, "I have to hand it to Erykah and Chris Robinson, they really did a great job matching the subjects in the album covers. As we started to layer the images together, the wrinkles, the plastic, the weathering to give them a much more authentic look, [but] it was Erykah's performance of the character that really brought these images to life."
In the video, Badu goes shopping in a record album store and selects a number of albums to look at. The covers of each of the albums she picks out of the bins "come to life" and feature Badu in poses that re-create the original album artwork.
The album covers that are parodied include The Beatles' LET IT BE, The Ohio Players' HONEY, Diana Ross' THE BOSS, Olivia Newton-John's PHYSICAL, Grace Jones' NIGHTCLUBBING, Earth, Wind & Fire's SPIRIT, De La Soul's 3 FEET HIGH AND RISING, and John Lennon's famous final ROLLING STONE magazine cover.
X1FX's Visual Effects Team behind the HONEY music video included:
Mark Larranaga, Visual Effects SupervisorEdy Enriquez, VFX Executive ProducerChristi Lee Anderson, VFX ProducerMark Larranaga -- Flame artistJohnny Renzulli -- Flame ArtistAnita Razzano -- Flame ArtistAnton Gaskell -- Graphics Artist