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Students Pay Animated Tribute to David Bowie

Music video to original song kicks off Animationsinstitut’s new ‘Project of the Month’ series.

Animation student Nadine Stardust in a music video for her David Bowie tribute song ‘I’m Coming Home.’

LUDWIGSBURG, GERMANY -- A music video for the David Bowie tribute song I’m Coming Home has debuted as the Animationsinstitut of Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg’s first student “Project of the Month.”

The video was created by animation student and musician Nadine Stardust and technical director student Mahmoud Woodmansey. The song was written and recorded by Stardust and in the corresponding music video, students and employees of Animationsinstitut take on the role of David Bowie. 

Woodmansey developed a face tracking software, which projected Bowie’s iconic make-up from the Ziggy Stardust era onto people's faces in real-time.

"The goal of this project is to connect David Bowie's spirit to Ludwigsburg, where Animationsinstitut is located," says producer Andy DeFries. "To achieve this goal, as many people as possible have to watch and share the video, so that David Bowie's spirit can keep living on."

Through the regular publishing of the Project of the Month, Animationsinstitut aims to create a public archive on the website as well as on Filmakademie’s YouTube channel that represents the wide, creative range of student projects realized at Animationsinstitut and allows people to get an insight look into the history and the development of the institute and its students.

Source: Filmakademie Baden-Wurttemberg

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