When I first heard the song "Arrival of the Birds" by The Cinematic Orchestra, I instantly fell in love with it because of its dynamic range in melody. I remember having it on repeat for quite some time and eventually pictured a scene to go along with the instrumentals.


This video was something I've been meaning to do for a while but never found the time to. The opportunity finally presented itself through a video project in my VFX class at BCIT.


We were to create a 1 minute music video with the freedom of choosing any theme we wanted. I started sketching up a storyboard and proceeded to drawing the elements in Photoshop which took the most time. 

I had the idea of drawing the birds in red to contrast with everything else in black and white.


The ending of the video really ties in my idea for the plot together and how I interpreted the song in relation to its title.