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NOTE : I do not own or claim the rights for the songs that I used for most of my music-based video works. I just took the liberty of using them and recreated them into visual works.

Suicide and Dance Music (2014)

Music Composed by Junghan Lee

This is very different from the style of video I used to create. I was really relaxed while doing this and tried to spend not too much energy, but the result is very satisfying.

Song itself is about suicide and pronouncing the words but my good friend Junghan Lee intended to write a song that’s eventually going to lead listeners(or directors) to a visual image. I’m just glad that he let me do this video.

— 1 month ago
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4th Wall : Naked Confession (2014)

— 5 months ago
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dialectic No.1 / 2

— 5 months ago
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Trial of Tears (2014)

Trial of Tears (2014)

— 5 months ago
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Dyers Eve (2014)

song : Metallica - Dyers Eve

— 5 months ago
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Scarred (2013)

song : Dream Theater - Scarred

Third and the last one. I was totally exhausted physically and mentally after finishing “Trial of Tears” with lots of things in life surrounding me. I just didn’t know what to do with the song and spent almost 2 weeks doing nothing. I couldn’t concentrate. So I decided to go back and do what I did before, and the style of “Tech Support” seemed good choice for this.

I think this song speaks a story about a man questioning god. I tried to follow the lyrics and visualize them as much as I can using lots of symbols and metaphors. After I finished designing the whole layout in photoshop, AE part didn’t take that much time.

Unlike “Trial of Tears”, this one was made out of image sources on the web. None of them were used as they are though - cut, distorted, blended, etc. And again, DT is using slightly different version, but I prefer this version much more.

— 7 months ago
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Trial of Tears EXTENDED VERSION (2013)

song : Dream Theater - Trial of Tears

My second one for DT’s “Along for the Ride” tour cinematic video. This one really expresses exactly how I felt when I was in my darkest days. It’s so lonely, melancholy, and blue. I don’t know exactly what their lyrics mean but I could feel what they’re trying to say and I think I found a point where my feeling and their lyrics meet.

Technically, this is pile of recorded scenes. Only 4 or 5 cuts were distorted by AE while the others were only being color-corrected or blended. Not much to say about tools.

The actual file they’re using for the tour is shorter version. I guess they want to use light effect only for the intro and outro of the song. I just put few more scenes for my satisfaction.

— 7 months ago
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Take the Time (2013)

song : Dream Theater - Take the Time

For the last few months, I worked for my all time favorite prog metal band “Dream Theater” to make three different videos for their 2014 world tour entitled “Along for the Ride”. This project really sucked energy out of me, since I had to create 30 minutes of music-based video in 3 months. But it was such an honor for me to work ‘officially’ for one of the greatest band ever and receive feedback from their camp. And here’s the first one for the song “Take the Time”.

For the first time, I used C4D for massive part of this video. Frankly, I’m not sure if it worked out well. I tried three different methods for creating scenes - shoot footage, 2d tool(AE), 3d tool(C4d) - and I’m not so confident I mixed them altogether pretty well. Also, this one took almost 6 weeks while others took 3 for each. So, I have to say this was the hardest one technically.

Have so many things to talk about this one, but I don’t want to write an essay here. Whoever you are, I want you to enjoy this.

— 7 months ago with 1 note
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