Updated demo reel
My updated demo reel in 2020. Music by M83.
1. Sigrid’s Never Mine Music Video
Employing stock footage from different sources (Dreamstime, Pond 5, Storyblocks and Videohive), I created a narrative-oriented music video for emerging Norwegian singer, Sigrid. Additionally, I color corrected and color graded the video to give it a more polished look. Read more at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2020/08/26/sigrids-never-mine-music-video/
2. Hey Violet’s Where Have You Been (All My Night) Music Video
With the use of stock footage on various sites (Story Blocks, Pond 5 and Youtube), I created a music video for this rising pop/ rock band, Hey Violet. I crafted a story which followed the lyrics of the song closely but added a global/ international element. I color corrected and color graded the material to give it a high end look. Read more at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2020/02/08/hey-violets-where-have-you-been-music-video/
3. MØ ‘s Mercy Music Video
Using stock footage shot by Cactus Video Production (Story Blocks) as well as additional footage from Video Hive, I created a compelling narrative for MØ’s song off her sophmore album. I also color corrected and color graded the piece. More info about this video can be read at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2019/10/30/mos-mercy-music-video/
4. Charli XCX’s Babygirl Lyric Video
For this lyric video, I edited and rearranged the background designs (found in Freepik) in Photoshop and Illustrator. All animation was performed by me in After Effects. Character design for primary character was drawn by Christian Orillo and secondary character was by Sarah Lowenbot. Both characters were animated and edited in various outfits by me. More info at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2018/04/02/charli-xcxs-babygirl-lyric-video/ .
5. Sky Ferreira’s 24 Hours Lyric Video
All animations in this section of the demo were performed by me as well as all the editing of the various animations as well as background designs. Title creation and animation were performed by me. Background designs for alarm clock originated from artist, Ghislaine. I edited and color enhanced it. The clock design was also created by Ghislaine but animated by me. Also, I color enhanced the background of text with clock hands, and text with swinging pendant. More info at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2016/07/12/sky-ferreiras-24-hours-lyric-video/ .
6. Allie X’s Tumor Lyric Video
Designs found in Freepik, editing of the designs and animations were handled by me. More info at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2017/04/26/allie-xs-tumor-lyric-video/.
7. Tove Lo’s Keep It Simple Lyric Video
Freepik background designs gleaned was animated by me along with the lyrics. My original background design is seen at 1:24. More info about this 80s-styled lyric video can be seen at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/tove-los-keep-it-simple-lyric-video/ .
8. Grimes’ Art Angels Lyric Video
Art work created by singer, Grimes. Animations created by me. More info at https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2016/12/25/grimes-art-angels-lyric-video/.
9. Kitten’s Cathedral Lyric Video
I embedded numerous live concert photographs of Kitten’s lead singer, Chloe Chaidez, in stained glass frames. The original stained glass frame was gleaned from Shutterstock and I edited the colors of the frame in Illustrator to use in various scenarios throughout the video. Some of the photos were black and white and I colored them in Photoshop e.g. the photo of Chloe in the title card. For the saxophone musical interlude, I utilised a 2.5 D parallax effect where the photos were converted to 3D and animated with a camera zooming in on them. All onscreen lyrics and animations were created in After Effects. More on this video at this link https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/kittens-cathedral-lyric-video/ .
10. Allie X’s Bitch Lyric Video
Undercutting sexism, I employed sexist vintage ads framed in Illustrator, to produce a lyric video for pop singer, Allie X. I blended Allie X’s face into the male and female figures and placed her signature glasses on some of them in the various ads using Photoshop. At the end of the video, I broke out of the employ of the vintage frame and colorful background and just enlarged the ads with the blended faces. The text was also enlarged and placed over these ads. Onscreen lyrics and transitions were composed in After Effects. More on this video at this link https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2016/01/14/allie-x-bitch-lyric-video/.
11. iamamiwhoami ‘s Fountain Music Video
I gathered nature themed stock videos, color corrected, color graded and edited them together in Adobe Premiere to explore the water cycle, the life that water sustains, intelligent design and the imagined paradise in the very beginning of the world. More on this video at this link https://aijalonfilms.wordpress.com/2015/03/25/video-art-project-iamamiwhoami-s-fountain/ .