The Future of Music video argument

This is a four-minute video that argues that there’s something wrong with the current state of the music industry and consumers should start demanding change. The video presents the argument as a back-and-forth conversation between a wise-man character and a few of his pupils.

Challenges

  • Use time-based multimedia to present and defend a modern argument.
  • Create a complete, friendly, and approachable visual style.
  • Grab and maintain the viewer's interest through a relatively lengthy Flash video.

Tools

  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Flash

The music is Eric Clapton’s “Signe” and Dethklok’s “Thunderhorse.”

The text is adopted from an argument titled “Of Lattimorists, Goddamn Hippies, and the (possible) Future of Copyright Law” by an anonymous writer at the now-defunct Jefitoblog site. Alas, the site is no longer up; however, here’s a cached version of the original argument.

The video

Click the play button below to watch. The video has music!! so watch those speakers or headphones!

See this video in higher definition on Vimeo.

Am I doing it wrong?

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