Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Switchfoot: new "Awakening" video

As you all no doubt know, my Official Favorite Band is Switchfoot.

Band member Tim Foreman dropped me an e-mail today and asked if I would be willing to post their new video here at the Burning Hearts Revolution.

"Of course, Tim," I replied.

I think you'll enjoy it.

Tim also said, "The most challenging and time-consuming portion of the video was the creating of the 'animated' television. To create this effect, we printed out each individual frame (24 frames per second -- that's a lot of frames!), and then hand-ripped each person from each frame, placing each frame sequentially after the other to re-create the action (think claymation with photos!). This technique has actually never been done before, and took a total of 8 days, with 10 to 20 people working around the clock."

So, without further ado:

P.S. Okay, okay, Tim didn't just write me. I happen to be in the fan club. Yes, it is true.

So if you want to see all of Tim's comments, or you want the code to imbed the video on your blog or MySpace, here's Tim's post.


  1. Thanks for sharing the video, Matt. I knew that Brandon was working hard on this video, but I hadn't seen it yet. Brandon, the director, is a friend of mine. His wife and I were room mates on STINT. Rock on!

  2. That's strange Tim, said the same things to me in an email

  3. Cheryl--

    Is it possible for you to be any cooler? No, really? Is it?

    Here I am *pretending* that someone in Switchfoot wrote me and you actually *know* the video's director.

    Meanwhile, Matt McComas is trying to sound like he's as tight with Switchfoot as I am. Well, is the video up on your blog, buster? WELL IS IT?

    I guess I better go check. :)