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Designing Alex Boye’s “Warrior Song” DP West Webb

By Matt Workman

We both have never utilized a tool like this before, so we weren’t entirely sure if it would translate on the day. That fear changed immediately when the setup time was diminished at least by half, and the execution of the look was almost exact.

Cinematography Database: How did the Warrior Song project come together and what was the initial visual concept?
West Webb: The artist wanted to bring a little bit of Marvel’s Black Panther into the piece, so we tried to achieve a visual piece that didn’t necessarily mimc anything we had seen in the trailers.

We wanted to create something that granted a powerful feeling that would attribute to Alex Boye’s voice and movements. This was my first time working with Justin Key, former creative director at Big Machine Records. The initial project was a contest held by Hard Rock Cafe. Alex Boye’s “Warrior Song” won the competition, thus giving him a music video.

CD: What was the pre production process like with Cine Designer?
WW: I had been watching your tutorials for a few months off and on, dreaming of what it would be like to pre visualize a project. I always feared C4D for some reason, but when I finally decided to make the jump I found that it was far easier than I could have ever expected. I went back to the beginning of the tutorials and just followed along.

CD: → continue…

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