Transfer over, AMVs–The Sims music movies are what’s sizzling proper now and Orange County ska band Half Previous Two is out to show it. Earlier immediately, the ska ensemble launched their music video for “Curtain Name,” which was shot completely in The Sims 3.

The music video kicks off with a sim model of the band’s lead singer, Tara Hahn, using her bicycle earlier than kicking into the upbeat, pop-punk monitor. What ensues is a complete lot of Sim-ly hijinks involving trampolines, bull-riding, and the sport’s notorious Dance Sphere.

Very like another music video, this endeavor featured a director: Rae Mystic. Whereas Mystic has shot loads of music movies utilizing extra conventional strategies (together with a few of Half Previous Two’s earlier movies), filming one completely in The Sims 3 was a brand new and thrilling problem for them.

“I’ve been enjoying The Sims for the reason that first technology of it and I’ve all the time needed to make a Sims music video, since I used to be a child,” Mystic mentioned in a press launch. “I posted on Twitter expressing my want and Half Previous Two was the primary band to leap on.”

“When Rae threw out the concept of making a whole music video in The Sims, I DMed them again instantly to allow them to know we had been in,” guitarist Max Beckman added. “I utterly belief Rae’s creative imaginative and prescient and knew they might ship a inventive, entertaining video, regardless of by no means having labored within the medium beforehand. I additionally received to breathe a sigh of aid not having to plan a video shoot round eight members for as soon as!”

Nonetheless, without having to coordinate eight individuals might need been a welcome change of tempo, Mystic added that there have been nonetheless quite a lot of processes involved–and getting the members’ corresponding sims to do precisely what they needed wasn’t all the time easy. Finally, the undertaking took Mystic about 13 hours to finish.

“I shot the music video like another: I constructed a set in-game, personalized the lighting, and, in fact, made certain that I made avatars for everybody within the band. Creating and ‘filming’ took about 13 hours, not together with the enhancing. It was difficult to pressure Sims to do what I needed them to do with the free story board I had written down. Tara using the bike at first was deliberate, Mark using the bull was not deliberate however appeared enjoyable to throw in!”

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