Video by Bobby Standridge
My name is Bobby Standridge and I'm a Rush-a-holic.
Seriously, the impetus for creating the YYZ video was twofold.
First, the song is simply astounding and deserved a video accompaniment.
Second, I needed an excuse to practice my newfound "skills"
in the wild and woolly world of computer animation. So, here I
am, and here it is. It has been such a thrill for me to share
my affection for the band with the fan community. What a devoted
On a technical note, the video was created with 3D Studio Max R3 and
hand keyframed using a video reference of me air-drumming along to the
song. Being an older version of the software, the inverse
kinematics tended to bog down after a few hundred frames, so I had
to break the video down into many (un)manageable pieces. Adobe's
Photoshop CS and Premiere Pro played key roles during the compositing
and authoring phases.
That's about it.
Congrats again, Neil, for a remarkable career (so far), and many, many
thanks to you, Geddy and Alex for expanding our lives!