MTV2 Video Mods

Project Details:

Video Mods was a project to develop animated shorts that would play on MTV2.  The premise was to take characters from video games and create music videos where they are the actors.  The artistic, planning and modelling work was done by a local company, IBC Digital.  CCR's role was to do data cleanup, merge the scenes together and then provide final rendering services.  By leveraging the supercomputing capacity at CCR we were able to deploy hundreds of CPUs at a time on an individual 4 minute clip.  We were able to provide the final versions of each clip to IBC in several hours, much faster than if they were to try to do this on their own.  This allowed IBC to design more intricate and complex scenes, knowing that they would be rendered at CCR in a short time span.  We helped IBC meet their demanding production schedule.

Video Mods Schedule

Episode #1 - June 24, 2005:

Band: My Chemical Romance
Song: I'm not okay (I promise)
Game: Death Jr.

Band: Franz Ferdinand
Song: Take Me Out
Game: Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith

Band: Good Charlotte
Song: Predictable
Game: Darkwatch

Band: Sum 41
Song: Pieces
Game: Destroy All Humans

Episode #2 - July 29, 2005:

Band: Yellowcard
Song: Only One
Game: Medal of Honor:European Assault

Band: Beastie Boys
Song: Oh Word
Game: NBA Street V3

Band: Blink 182
Song: All the Small Things
Game: Spongebob Squarepants

Episode #3 - August 26, 2005:

Band: The Used
Song: Take It Away
Game: SWAT 4

Band: Taking Back Sunday
Song: This Photograph is Proof
Game: Silent Hill 3

Band: The Killers
Song: Mr. Brightside
Game: Lineage 2

Band: Queens of the Stone Age
Song: Little Sister
Game: Indigo Prophecy

Episode #4 - September 30, 2005:

Band: Unwritten Law
Song: Save Me
Game: X-Men Legends 2 - Rise of the Apocalypse

Band: Ciara
Song: 1,2 Step
Game: Dance, Dance Revolution

Band: Hoobastank
Song: The Reason
Game: Dungeon Lords

Band: Jimmie Eat World
Song: Pain
Game: Juiced

Episode #5 - October 28, 2005:

Band: Foo Fighters
Song: DOA
Game: Star Wars: Battlefront 2

Band: All American Reject
Song: Dirty Little Secret
Game: Sid Mier's Pirates

Band: Jane's Addiction
Song: Mountain Song
Game: Getting Up

Band: Twista
Song: Hit the Floor
Game: LA Rush

Episode #6 - November 21, 2005:

Band: Avenged Sevenfold
Song: Bat Country
Game: Everquest II

Band: Weezer
Song: Beverly Hills
Game: The Sims: Nightlife

Band: TI
Song: Do Your Thang
Game: Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Band: Sum 41
Song: Fat Lip
Game: Guitar Hero

Band: Nelly/Fat Joe
Song: Get it Poppin'
Game: True Crime: New York City