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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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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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Hello Tokyo

Hello Tokyo from Christoph Gelep on Vimeo.

This film was shot over a 5 day trip to Tokyo in January 2016.

It was my first time visiting Japan, a place I had always wanted to see. With a population of 35 million, Tokyo is the largest metropolitan area in the world. Due to this, I soon realised how lively and energetic this city really is.

I decided to take my camera and explore this fascinating city so rich in culture, tradition and innovation.

Equipment and Software used:

Canon 5D Mark III
Tamron 24-70 F/2.8 Di VC
Samyang 14mm T3.1
Edelkrone Slider & Action Module
Adobe After Effects
Twixtor
Lightroom
LR Timelapse

Music: Bonobo – Sapphire

Contact: c.gelep@hotmail.co.uk

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Hiérophante – Clichés (Official Music Video)

Hiérophante – Clichés (Official Music Video) from Hiérophante on Vimeo.

I took advantage of our tendency to be unoriginal on social media to make this animation. Everything from images search to editing is made “by hand” without any automated software.
Some people point out to me that some similar videos already exists so it seems that making a video about clichés is a cliché too…

Facebook: facebook.com/hierophante.music
Soundcloud: soundcloud.com/hierophante

Previous music video (-16) : vimeo.com/126918200

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Full Length / Live Face Projection Mapping with Kat Von D

Full Length / Live Face Projection Mapping with Kat Von D from Wildbytes on Vimeo.

First-ever real-time face tracking and projection mapping performed at a live event, on stage. ALL images recorded live, No post-production added.

A live / real-time face projection mapping event where 3D rendered images were projected over Kat Von D’s face, following accurately her movements. Custom software and a high-end tracking system were used to track her body movements and adapt the projection content in real-time to her torso, neck and face. Original music composition played live by a string quartet.

Watch the Making Of Teaser video here: vimeo.com/142858480

CREDITS

On Stage Performance
Kat Von D

Project Direction
Julio Obelleiro

Creative & Lead Art Direction
Casilda Sánchez

Art Direction
Guillem Castellvi

Production Designer
Daniel Torrico

3D and VFX artists
Manuel Cámara
Nachei Sánchez
Juanjo Bernabeu
Carlos Diéguez

Creative Coding
Nacho Cossío
Carles Gutierrez
Eduardo Jiménez

Production and Project Management
Andrés Moreno
Leticia Buenadicha
Jorge Torrico

Music Composition and Direction
Alicia Reyes

Musicians
Carlos Camara
Rafael Martínez
Rocío Lopez
Emilio Maravella

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Mechanical Techno Demonstration


Published on Nov 17, 2015

Mechanical Techno Demonstration by Graham Dunning
Video produced by Michael Forrest.

Made at Lime Wharf Machines Room as part of
Rhythm & Drone // Research & Development
residency, September 2015.
https://rhythmanddrone.wordpress.com/

Supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England

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