In August 2008 when I went to my brother's graduation, we heard this song while driving around and then I suddenly knew that I had to make a music video for it. If you watch the Episode of Flight of the Conchords that contains this song, you know that the music video they film has a very cheesy science fiction feel to it. I wanted to go for the same cheesy atmosphere and have boxy, non-futuristic robots - just like in the episode.
Software Used in the Making of "Robots"
3D modeling software used to create the computer animation.
Video editing software used to edit the final video film
Fedora 8 and 9
Operating system upon which all of the animation was begun.
The video portion of "Robots" is copyrighted (C)2008 to drop the bomb productions, Eric Mesa's studio. However, within his power of copyright, Eric Mesa licenses "Robots" under the Creative Commons ShareAlike-Attribute-NoCommercial License. This means you are free to copy and share this movie with as many people as you want. In fact, I encourage it - it will make me more famous. q:o)
However, this license does not put the work into the Public Domain, you must follow the terms of the license. ShareAlike means that if you make a derivative work based upon my movie (colloquially known as a mashup) you must also share that work under the same license. No taking advantage of my sharing and then not sharing yourself. Attribution means that you must always credit me as the creator of "Trick or Treat". If you change it, you are entitled to credit yourself, but you must credit me as the provider of the original footage. Finally, NoCommercial - it's pretty simple. You are not allowed to make money off of this short film. You may give it away for free, but you may not make money. If you wish to make money off the film, you may contact me and we can arrange proper terms.