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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What We Once Were // Emmit Fenn

What We Once Were // Emmit Fenn from Patrick JEAN on Vimeo.

WWOW is a collaboration with artist Emmit Fenn.
Most of it was short with a Kinect camera and processed with homemade tools.

Directed, post-produced and edited by P. Jean

The guy: Emmit Fenn
The girl: Emilia Pattinson
DPs : Jorge Valdès Iga, Steeven Petiteville
Drone operator: Morgan Gross
Thanks to Alec Udell

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Quadcopter

Quadcopter from Paul Parker on Vimeo.

Editor/VFX: Paul Parker
Original drone footage courtesy of Alban Roinard
Music: Zorch, Oroboros

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WoodSwimmer

WoodSwimmer from bfophoto on Vimeo.

A music video made entirely from wood for a song by bedtimes.xxx/music, WoodSwimmer is based on a concept I developed while designing a new stop-motion universe where wood is the primary element. The sequences are cross-sectional photographic scans of pieces of hardwood, burls and branches. It is a straightforward technique but one which is brutally tedious to complete.

Thank you to colossal for the premiere! thisiscolossal.com/2017/06/woodswimmer-stop-motion-film/

More about the film at bfophoto.com/

More tunes at soundcloud.com/bedtimes

Photo prints of the images below are available at: bfophoto.com/#woodswimmer-section

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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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The Inclusive Being

Published on Nov 17, 2016

seeing so much egocentric thinking these days i wanted to create a visual spark to promote the power of a more inclusive position
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my Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MatthiasMVideos
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song: Doves by We Are All Astronauts

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Planet Earth II: Official Extended Trailer – BBC Earth


10 years ago Planet Earth changed our view of the world. Now we take you closer than ever before. This is life in all its wonder. This is Planet Earth II.

A decade ago, the landmark television series Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Planet Earth II, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, will reveal our planet from a completely new perspective, using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world.

And if you are not excited enough already it features an original score by legendary composer Hans Zimmer.

Coming soon!

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BADLANDS 8K

BADLANDS 8K from More Than Just Parks on Vimeo.

BADLANDS 8K is the culmination of several weeks spent filming in the rugged Badlands of South Dakota. Situated in the heart of the Northern Great Plains, Badlands National Park spans 244,000 acres of spectacular landscapes, diverse wildlife, and the largest undisturbed mixed grass prairie in the United States. Journey with More Than Just Parks to discover the land where bison still roam and towers rise from the prairie in dazzling formations. This is the Badlands. Filmed primarily in 8K.

To see more National Park films or learn more about More Than Just Parks, visit our website: morethanjustparks.com/

Licensing: morethanjustparks.com/licensing
Prints: morethanjustparks.smugmug.com/MoreThanJustParks/

Social: FB facebook.com/morethanjustparks, Twitter: twitter.com/MTJParks, Insta: instagram.com/morethanjustparks, Email: morethanjustparks@gmail.com

Sony a7R II
Canon 5D Mark III
Blackmagic Production Camera 4K

Timelapse Gear:
Radian & Michron by Alpine Labs
alpinelaboratories.com/bl

Music: Tony Anderson “Grace”

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**The shot at 2:47 did not incorporate the use of a drone as we abide by and concur with the NPS “No-Drone” policy. Drones should not be used in the parks and will never be used in the parks for this project. This shot was taken from a moving car using a stabilizer rig.

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