Fujiya & Miyagi: Sore Thumb Video

Posted by Scott

You may remember Fujiya & Miyagi’s phenomenal animated dice video for “Ankle Injuries” from last year (view it below). Well they’re back with more bodily harm in the form of the Wade Shotter directed “Sore Thumb” video. Can anyone remember what game they based this on? They had it in the arcade by my house, you looked through a periscope type thing and fought wireframe tanks. Anyways, very cool video, although not feeling this song quite as much as Ankle Injuries. I heard these guys spent almost the entire marketing budget for the Ankle Injuries album making the video (below) in the hopes that it would go viral and blow everything up. I wonder how that worked out.

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frank says:

December 8, 2008 at 11:47 am

Please tell me that dice video is done in 3D and not stop motion with real dice. I hope they didn’t spend too much money on it because it’s kind of hard to watch and just feels like an inferior ripoff of the White Stripes lego video.


Jason says:

December 8, 2008 at 11:58 am

definitely battlezone. one of my favorites because was true 3D wireframe gameplay. inspired me to get interested in 3D graphics. I’m now a professional 3D game artist


Scott says:

December 8, 2008 at 1:23 pm

nice, thanks…. looks like the one I was thinking of was battlezone but that they remade it for macintosh as “spectre”.


SHOo says:

December 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm

Hi Scott,
Re the Ankle Injuries Music Video, it was done mostly frame by frame in Photoshop and for the finer stuff, it was After Effects.All the animation was done at Yukfoo Animation Studios, in Auckland, NZ. The dice themselves are photographs. And about the whole marketing budget, I don’t know about that, but I hope they made more money than what the video cost.


highly says:

December 9, 2008 at 1:05 am

Great video. I started wondering how to develop a video application to produce same kind of video. The application would use any image (such as photo of a dice) as a “pixel” for video input. The result would be quite similar as in the video.

Would be an interesting but challenging project!