A Case of Fours

It’s taken several months to complete this as there were a lot of storyboard elements and a very definite sense of what happened in Andre Chikatilo’s life. I didn’t want to stray too far from the actual story of Chikatilo and his absolutely crazy story, so I used it as a basis for the flow of the video.

 

A Case of Fours is based on the prolific serial killer Andrei Chikatilo a Soviet serial killer, nicknamed the Butcher of Rostov, the Red Ripper, and the Rostov Ripper, who committed the sexual assault, murder, and mutilation of at least 52 women and children between 1978 and 1990 in the Russian SFSR, the Ukrainian SSR and the Uzbek SSR. Chikatilo confessed to a total of 56 murders and was tried for 53 of these killings in April 1992. He was convicted and sentenced to death for 52 of these murders in October 1992 and subsequently executed in February 1994.

Chikatilo was known by such titles as the Rostov Ripper and the Butcher of Rostov because the majority of his murders were committed in the Rostov Oblast of the Russian SFSR.

Made with After Effects, Vue, Daz studio and Red Giant plugins.

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Black Rose Entertainment

I just spent the last couple of months filming and putting together a series of videos for Showgirl Troupe, Black Rose Entertainment. These guys are lovely and exceptionally talented, so well worth your time.

I did want to go a little further with all this, but time was against us. I filmed some footage using the RGBD toolkit but didn’t manage to get any into the final edits. Possibly something to use for later?

The choreography was originally to different music, such as Rhianna and music from Moulin Rouge. Due to copyright reasons and wanting a sense of uniqueness I decided to write three new songs specifically for the videos. It was a slight challenge to make the choreography match to new music, in particular the final video which incorporates all four dances and some fire work from Alice.