It seems that the first lockdown was a surprisingly productive time for the Cyber crew. Less commuting, stay-at-home if possible, shop online to reduce the risk of catching & spreading Covid. It gave us a chance to learn new skills, make more music and spend more time with close family. After adding an additional 50+ tracks to our archives, we decided to diversify a little and spend some time learning Blender.
Inspired by the likes of YouTube creators such as Isaac Arthur, Ian Hubert, Sergio Hi-tech and VisualDon, we decided to see if we could use the time to add a little video creativity to our projects. We have now reached the point where we are releasing this to see what happens next. There is no ideal outcome. We don't expect to get rich from this and don't expect more than a handful of views throughout 2021. We do however have some insight into exactly how long it takes to create a 10 minute animated video (around 12 weeks with only limited prior knowledge of 3D cad/cam software).
SFIA has been interesting for us as Isaac also uses Soundcloud, but we soon realised we prefer to access his content via YouTube for the visuals. This became the driving force for us to 'have a go', but we don't have the resources to invest heavily in stock footage. So we decided to see what could be achieved in Blender. We are pleased with the result and hope you enjoy it too. If so, don't forget to subscribe and like (as they say). Who knows, if it goes viral and we get a million views then maybe we'll see if another 12-week video is viable. We already have enough tracks; but at some point the lockdown will end and time will once again become limited.