Olivia Rodrigo’s ‘brutal’ music video uses animated masks made on iPad

The power of iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate!



Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Olivia Rodrigo has just released the official music video for “brutal.” In the music video, Rodrigo navigates a dreamlike world, encountering various obstacles along the way.

Interestingly, Rodrigo wears a variety of animated masks throughout the video — which were all made on iPad using Apple Pencil and Procreate.

The music video was directed by artist Petra Collins. In a comment, Collins shared how integrating the masks into the video was the best part. “I think what most fun about this process was that we were able to bring the masks we were making on set and edit them in real-time. We could have our animators draw something and try it out on the spot,” said Collins.

iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate

Collins stated how she has always wanted to work with some type of integrative animation. And using the iPad and Procreate simultaneously were perfect since they fit right into the process.

“Procreate on iPad makes drawing and animating the perfect sensory experience, similar to how I feel shooting film. We shot this video on 16mm so it seemed natural to be using a process where our animators were able to draw stuff and try things out on set in real-time,” said Collins.

Indeed, the power of iPad, Apple Pencil, and Procreate combined were unrivaled when it comes to being creative. After all, the Apple Pencil sets the standard for how a drawing should feel — intuitive, precise, and magical.

This is inherently true, seeing how artists like Shyama Golden (and even GadgetMatch’s own collective of artists) blend traditional and digital art through the help of Apple Pencil and iPad.

Additionally, Procreate is undoubtedly one of the most powerful digital art apps available in the market. It’s perfect for creating sketches, paintings, illustrations, animations, and more. One of its unique features is FacePaint — a tool that lets you paint directly onto your face to create your own filters, masks, or make-up looks.

Learn more about how to use FacePaint via Procreate, and maybe make your own ‘brutal’ animated mask.


Apple Music launches ‘Rihanna’s Road to Halftime’

In anticipation of Super Bowl 2023



Apple Music Rihanna

After succeeding Pepsi as NFL’s official Super Bowl Halftime Show partner, Apple Music is pulling all the stops as it braces for its first ever show in the sports event, which features music icon Rihanna.

In anticipation of her upcoming Super Bowl LVII halftime performance in Glendale, Arizona on February 13, Apple Music has launched Rihanna’s Road to Halftime”, letting streamers experience the superstar’s music catalogue in deeply-enriched multidimensional sound.

Apple Music Radio will also be holding a Super Bowl LVII Halftime Show press conference on February 10, with Nadeska Alexis interviewing Rihanna herself ahead of her highly-awaited performance in United States’ annual sports spectacle.

An 8-episode “Rihanna Revisited Radio” will also keep fans engaged as the countdown to Super Bowl LVII continues ticking.

Even after the performance itself, Apple Music will have people covered with its Halftime Recap Radio” to wrap everything up.

Meanwhile, the new Apple Music Sing feature will also allow subscribers to take the mic and reenact Rhianna’s hits on compatible iPhone, iPad, and Apple TV 4K models.

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Netflix confirms One Piece adaptation coming this year

Plus a new poster



Netflix continues its huge gamble on anime adaptations. Over the past several years, the platform produced a couple of live-action versions of classic anime shows. To the company’s dismay, neither of the adaptations were received well. Still, the gamble continues to truck on. Netflix has confirmed that the upcoming One Piece adaptation is coming this year.

The live-action adaptation isn’t exactly new. Netflix first announced the title back in 2020 but offered only a few developments concerning the show’s production. Now, we have a release window and a poster.

To be fair, the new poster doesn’t show much except for Luffy’s back. A wider shot shows a bit more including the rears of all the Straw Hat Pirates and a shot of the Thousand Sunny in the distance.

Likewise, Netflix has not shared what the synopsis of the One Piece adaptation will be. Historically, the platform’s live-action adaptations start from the very beginning, taking viewers on a compressed tour through the original anime show’s plot.

That said, the company has a long uphill climb to legitimize its live-action anime adaptations. Despite featuring Willem Dafoe as Ryuk, Netflix’s previous Death Note adaptation quickly receded into a forgettable title. Additionally, Cowboy Bebop was canceled after only one season.

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Disney+: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever streams February 1

Relive the MCU Phase 4 ender



Wakanda Forever

Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, Marvel Studio’s MCU Phase 4-ending film, will be available to stream on Disney+ starting on February 1.

Receiving generally good ratings, Black Panther: Wakanda Forever captivated fans with the introduction of underwater kingdom Talokan in the Atlantic Ocean and its ruler, Namor.

The movie opened with the death of King T’Challa. It then focused on the events in Wakanda after, including how Shuri assumed the mantle of Black Panther.

The MCU’s 30th installment which sets up Phase 5 also highlighted the dynamic between the Wakandans and Talokanil. Both people were simply after protecting their respective nations from dangers as the film’s plot progressed.

A key art and a new TV spot are now available to download and share as well.

Coinciding with the movie’s availability on the streaming platform is the release of the Wakanda Forever: The Official Black Panther Podcast.

Episodes may be accessed via ProximityMedia.com starting on January 18.

SEE ALSO: Now Playing: Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

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