Introductions

Björk: The Gate

Björk: The Gate – NOWNESS from NOWNESS on Vimeo.

For the first release from her forthcoming new album, co-produced by Arca, Björk has teamed up with a super-troupe of contributors to create a hallucinogenic new video. Artist Andrew Thomas Huang lends his tech-savvy hand to envision a kaleidoscopic world inhabited by the singer-songwriter, who is clad in an iridescent otherworldly garment designed by Gucci’s Alessandro Michele. Read more no NOWNESS – http://bit.ly/2f2N1LQ

More of Björk’s The Gate here – bjork.lnk.to/the-gateYT

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Box

An old video but worth sharing again.

Box explores the synthesis of real and digital space through projection-mapping on moving surfaces. The short film documents a live performance, captured entirely in camera.

Bot & Dolly produced this work to serve as both an artistic statement and technical demonstration. It is the culmination of multiple technologies, including large scale robotics, projection mapping, and software engineering. We believe this methodology has tremendous potential to radically transform theatrical presentations, and define new genres of expression.

Find out exactly how “Box” was created in our exclusive behind the scenes video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL6…

http://www.botndolly.com/box

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Abstract Reaction

Abstract Reaction from Mehdi Hadi on Vimeo.

experimental project called Abstract Reaction. It’s about style and exploration of different representations of a spherical form. By using different methods and textures (Particles,liquid,smoke etc) I tried to make every representation unique with its own dynamic and animation in an abstract way, without losing a round shape. My goal was to see how far I could go with a simple concept and I came up with 50? but for ediTing purposes and in order to stay dynamic, I preferred to show only 21 ( however I will showt the others in a breadown or a tutorial) Thank you and I hope that you’ll enjoy it
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Direction / Animation/ Design by Mehdi Hadi
Soundtrack: “Minimalism” by Fugu vibes
3D: Cinema 4D, Realflow, TurbulenceFD
Renderer: Octane Render,
Compositing: After Effects,
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Contact:
Mehdi, Hadi
Instagram: instagram.com/mehdi4d/
Mail: mehdi.hadi@free.fr

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Howler Monkey by Meier & Erdmann

Howler Monkey by Meier & Erdmann from Víctor Doval on Vimeo.

Official videoclip for the track Howler Monkey by Meier & Erdmann Released on the Moniker Eggplant Label (monikereggplant.net). Video created by Victor Doval (produccionesluminosas.com).

The video shows a landscape created synchronously with the music. The generation of the visuals is based on the sound spectrum. The diverse frequency bands have been used to algorithmically define the visual parameters such as geometries, materials and lightings.
Through this sonic analysis and spectral decomposition each element and texture of the track has been visually processed.
The whole sequence has been created in a procedural way where the definition of every part has been based on mathematical integrations.
To manage all this data flow I worked with Processing and Blender. The Blender add-on Sverchok has been the cornerstone in the creation and transformation of the geometry.

The initial idea came from the understanding of music as a temporal journey, a changing landscape that is perceived via the ears. The track Howler Monkey written and performed by Meier & Erdmann invites the listener to travel through the subjective/individual and the abstract.
The harmonic evolution of the track is associated with a 24 hour time lapse experienced in 290 seconds. From sunrise to sunrise the video offers a dreamy trip that opens doors for contemplation and to emotions the track might evoke.

Check Meier & Erdmann’s album – The ‘Howler Monkey’ LP: monikereggplant.bandcamp.com/album/howler-monkey

Check my other procedural works and gif experiments: blog.lightprocesses.com/

Check Meier & Erdmann on soundcloud: soundcloud.com/meierunderdmann

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Mike “Beeple” Winklemann just wrapped up 10 Years of everydays 0.0

Beeple is Mike Winkelmann.
A graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA. His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, Zedd, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, and Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.

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Symmetry- Max Cooper & Tom Hodge

Max Cooper & Tom Hodge – Symmetry from Kevin McGloughlin on Vimeo.

Max Cooper

Symmetry is one of the most fundamental principles of nature, and also forms the basis of music. So this music video is an important early chapter in the Emergence audio-visual project, which starts with visualisations of the basic building blocks of nature, setting the stage for the physical universe to come into being, and later planets, life, civilisation, and technology (the whole story and project is explained at: emergence.maxcooper.net).

Symmetry is the idea that one aspect of a system can change while another remains constant. The idea of natural laws themselves, rely on the forms of symmetry that mean the same forces will apply to you as they do to me, independently of our position in space or time. And scientists searches for natures symmetries lie at the heart of much of our best models of reality (see Noether’s Theorem or more recent uses of symmetries in things like the ‘amplituhedron’!).

The principle is also responsible for music, in that our enjoyment of tonality, melody, harmony and rhythm comes from our subconscious appreciation of different types of patterns (i.e. symmetries) in sound waves.

The idea of Symmetry was explored in the video by Kevin McGloughlin, using simple symmetrical forms (primarily the circle), and symmetrical operations applied to them – rotations, translations and reflections. The animation demonstrates the beauty of this simple concept when applied in an iterative journey towards ever increasing complexity, both visually and musically.

The audio track originally came from preparations for a live piano and electronics show with Tom Hodge. I had some chords and glitches we were playing with in combination with a simple piano motif. We decided to try some live Fender Rhodes with it during practice and it all came to life.

Luckily we recorded the whole session so I had a load of stock content to play with when it came to turning the project into the album intro. My reasoning was that the intro should be about symmetry because of it’s basic role in nature, and the development and form of the track, going so glitchy from a simple melodic motif starting point, should work with applications of ever more complex symmetrical manipulation – emergence from symmetry, just as Kevin delivered.

Amazingly, Kevin didn’t use automated sync points from the stems of the audio project – or to put it another way, Kevin painstakingly set up all of those edits by hand, hats off to him for his perseverance on that!

Thanks for having a read, watch and a listen! – max
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When I first heard Symmetry I was blown away by its impact and it really struck a chord with me… On hearing the concept for the track, this feeling was empowered tenfold. After much discussion with Max, we arrived at a conclusive concept for the visual.

I represented conservation laws by the use of a simple circle repetition. This circle form took on many new characteristics and evolved in complexity throughout the course of it’s journey, though every new form is an evolution / adaptation of the initial circle. I used a variety of techniques in an attempt to convey the idea of this ever evolving complexity within symmetry.

Starting with minimal moire patterns, moving into 3d depth and finally ending up with massive distortions and adaptations using a technique I developed ‘Digi-Cut’, displaying various moments in time offset by tiny fractions. This was an effort to demonstrate pre-universe ideas and the introduction of organic matter in relation to symmetry.

It was an absolute honour to work on this project with Max, in particular on ‘Symmetry’, which is my personal favourite piece on Emergence.

Kevin McGloughlin

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REACTION

REACTION from dfmn on Vimeo.

VISUALS: DFMN
AUDIO: CYPHERAUDIO

dfmn.work
cypher.audio

soundcloud.com/cypheraudio/breathe
behance.net/gallery/48608047/REACTION

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Featured Artist: Artificially Awake

Artificially Awake is the brand name for VJ content produced by Kaine Van Riel. A Visual Effects artist and event production designer based in London, England.

Over the years Artificially Awake’s visuals have gained great weight and notoriety within the music scene for being some of the most impactful and synchronous visuals on the market.

Originally educated in computer generated imagery for film, Kaine swiftly made his mark on the industry by transitioning into the world of musical visualization. Developing a new and yet unseen way of manipulating an audience’s perception of video.

He accomplished this by producing mind bending illusionary 3D animations into a format which could be perceived as being the correct perspective from any given angle. Thereby fulfilling the illusion of being within a digital environment imagined by the artist himself.

This notion propelled artificially awake to become a leader in illusionary content creation for festivals, stage performances, commercial applications, alongside the notorious Ibiza music scene where it all began!

Since founding Artificially Awake, Kaine has worked independently as well as among teams of talented production companies on what can only be described as one of the most impressive resume’s seen to date.

Follow his journey at www.artificiallyawake.co.uk

Check out his portfolio with 300+ high quality clips.

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VJLoops.com Presents “Night of the Living Loops” Featurings V.A. 2016

VJLoops.com presents "Night of the Living Loops" featuring V.A. from VJLoops.com on Vimeo.

***NSFW*** No Trick, All Treat. VJLoops.com presents our yearly Halloween promo featuring various artists from our arsenal of high quality royalty free stock footage and visuals. Enjoy.

Link to lightbox: https://www.vjloops.com/lightbox/halloween-mix-2016-588.html

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COTN

COTN from EQUILOUD. on Vimeo.

Personal Project // a symbosis of animation and sound.
Design and animation: Uwe Schweer-Lambers
Sound Design: Gerrit Elbrink
Visit: www.equiloud.de or www.humanworkshop.com
© 2016

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