Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Zero/Hero

So here you are, hand-drawn fans. The behind-the-scenes deal as directed by Ron and John.



John Musker: We were emulating MTV in its heyday and this number was always meant to be this big music video. When we were trying to visualize this I was on a plane, and I was listening to the track and I was watching an NBA highlight reel and hearing the song in my headset and thought, ‘oh we should really do a video where we intercut the great sports exploits of Hercules intercut with a dance number.’ The other really big music video at the time that this was influenced by was C+C Music Factory’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm.” I had watched that video and broken down how they did it shot by shot, and it was really cool. ...

What makes this different than the usual live-action reference/rotoscope thingie is the music video/NBA mashup.

The directors conceived this music sequence, and then pre-planned and choreographed it. As Mr. Clements says, somewhat similar to the Marge Champion [Belcher] dancing in the rotoscope for Snow White, but considerably more complex (or as Ron says, a "crazier scale")

1 comments:

MichaelK said...

Wow! It's pretty sad that even Disney has to alter their own audio on their own video about their own movie, otherwise the video will get taken down!

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