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  1. Visions of America: Amériques
    Led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen, performed by Los Angeles Philharmonic
    Duration: 25 Minutes
    Rehearsal documentation from 6th of November, 2014
    Walt Disney Concert Hall, Los Angeles
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    'The Los Angeles Philharmonic’s multimedia presentation of Edgard Varèse’s Amériques launched the new in/SIGHT series at Walt Disney Concert Hall. The presentation of Amériques was led by conductor laureate Esa-pekka Salonen and accompanied by Refik Anadol's site-specific architectural video installation, which was developed to illuminate and enhance the Varèse's composition and to activate the architecture of Walt Disney Concert Hall. The dynamic visual program created by Anadol uses custom-built algorithmic sound analysis to listen and respond to the music in real time, using architecture as a canvas and light as a material. Additionally, the movements of Salonen, as he conducts, will be captured by next generation Microsoft Kinect hardware and 3-D depth camera analysis to inform the visuals displayed. The result was a powerful and immersive experience for the audience that engaged their visual and auditory senses.'

    Launching in/SIGHT – the LA Phil's groundbreaking series of concerts with video – this program embodies the vision of the New World as a place of unlimited artistic freedom. Amériques was the first musical piece that Varèse composed upon coming to New York and this project is fittingly the first site-specific audio-visual performance that I produce in the U.S. I approached this collaboration from the standpoint of a non-linear and ephemeral interaction between Salonen, Varèse, and me, and hope that I will be able to transform Varèse’s timeless musical fiction into an immersive visual medium through which a new kind of storytelling will occur. Rather than approaching this medium as a means of escape into some disembodied techno-utopian fantasy, this project sees itself as a means of return. It aims to facilitate a temporary release from our habitual perceptions and culturally biased assumptions about being in the world, and to enable us, however momentarily, to perceive our own stories and the stories around us freshly.

    In a recent interview with the Huffington Post, Anadol stated regarding this work, “ By highly inspiring from visual music and expanded cinema research, instead of creating a media screen, there will be a story inside the space. What happens if you add a video layer that speaks to the audience in a whole new experience? We're exploring the boundaries of what is real, what is physical, what is virtual…”

    Finally, I would like to sincerely thank everyone who made this project possible. This project would never have been possible without the tremendous and generous support of Los Angeles Philharmonic, President and CEO Deborah Borda; Vice President of Artistic Planning Chad Smith; Artistic Administrator Meghan Martineau and Concert Operations Manager Taylor Saleeby. I would also like to thank for their open-handed support the University California, Los Angeles, Department of Media Arts’ faculty members, Microsoft Research, and Lili Cheng, Finally and specially I would like to thank Frank Gehry for his dreamful canvas and Esa-Pekka Salonen for his open-minded collaboration with me to discover “New Worlds”.

    For more information;
    refikanadol.com/works/visions-of-america-ameriques/
    laphil.com/insight

    CREDITS
    Video Artist: Refik Anadol
    Artistic Management: Dave Hunt
    Executive Producer: Efsun Erkilic
    Senior Generative Designers: Sebastian Neitsch & Woeishi Lean
    Senior 3D Designer: Raman K. Mustafa
    Senior Animator: Simon Russell
    Junior Animators: Bahadir Dagdelen, Michael Hsiu, Kian Khiaban, Toby Heinemann, Laurence Menor.
    Research Assistant: Jarad Solomon
    Video Documentation: Walter Diaz

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  2. A short movie by Pierre Clenet, Alejandro Diaz, Romain Mazevet and Stéphane Paccolat, made in Supinfocom Arles during our last year in 2013. Original music by Valentin Lafort.

    // Synopsis //

    This is the story of a house which escapes from its suburban foundations and sets off on an epic journey.

    // Festival Awards and Selections //

    - Best Computer Animated Short Film Award at Siggraph 2014
    - 3rd Place Award Panam Anim 2013
    - Special Mention from the jury Cut Out Festival Mexico 2014
    - Festvial ASIFA Golden Award

    - Cannes’s Cinéfondation 2014
    - Siggraph 2014
    - Siggraph Asia 2014
    - 15th Animation Show of Shows
    - Shelley Page's Eye Candy Show 2013
    - International Festival of Animated Film Stuttgart 2014
    - Bristol Encounters Festival 2013
    - Panam-anim 2013
    - Paris Courts-Devant 2013
    - Villeurbanne 2013
    - Rencontres Henri Langlois Poitiers 2013
    - CutOut Festival 2013
    - 5ème Festival Ciné-court animé de Roanne 2013
    - Festival MONSTRA's 2014
    - Festival Effets Stars
    - Festival HAFF
    - Festival FILMETS
    - Future Film Festival

    // Contacts & Links //

    homesweethomethefilm.com
    facebook.com/HomeSweetHomeTheFilm
    homesweethomethefilm.blogspot.fr
    twitter.com/0homesweethome0

    // Pierre Clenet
    pierre.clenet@gmail.com
    pierreclenet.blogspot.fr

    // Alejandro Diaz
    adiaz.cgi@gmail.com
    alejodiaz.com

    // Romain Mazevet
    romainmazevet@gmail.com
    romainmazevet.blogspot.fr

    // Stéphane Paccolat
    stephane.paccolat@gmail.com
    stephanepaccolat.blogspot.fr

    // Valentin Lafort
    valentin.lafort@gmail.com
    valentinlafort.net/

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  3. Prix Ars Electronica 2014, Honorary Mention. Awarded at Multivision 2014 for "The Best Music Interpretation".
    Official Selection at Siggraph Asia 2014, Clermont-Ferrand, Anima Mundi, Encounters, Giffoni Experience, OIAF / LAIKA's salon des refusés, Animatou, Message to Man, Tous Courts / Motion +, Giraf, Future Shorts, Videoformes, ArtFutura...

    Light Motif is conceived as a synaesthetic experience based on a visual transposition of Music for 18 Musicians – Section II, by the American composer Steve Reich. The ambition of the film is to cinematically capture the extraordinary life force that animates this essential work of contemporary music by offering a truly hypnotic experience where music can be “seen”.
    The inspiration for the project stems from the relationship between music and the visual arts, illustrated by artists such as Wassily Kandinsky, Oskar Fischinger, Norman McLaren or John Whitney. These works try to establish precise connections between sounds, shapes, colors and movements, to visually translate the concepts of rhythm, melody, harmony, pitch, timbre and intensity. Light Motif proposes applying the construction principles of Steve Reich’s compositions to visual language.
    Rigorously architected, his compositions are based on the repetition of short melodic patterns subjected to the gradual processes of dephasing, lengthening pattern, rhythmic saturation and tonal changes. The result of these subtle variations in the repetitions is a sound texture in constant transformation. The listener passes progressively from a polyphonic perception to a global perception, from the perception of a discontinuous sound phenomenon to a continuous one. In Light Motif it is this perceptual phenomenon that is transcribed into images.
    Procedural generation techniques are used to transpose the motifs and compositional processes into a semi-abstract visual form made of colored lights and geometric shapes.
    Light Motif explores the possibilities of synergy between music and image through a subjective experience that can speak directly to the subconscious of the viewer.

    Producer / Director / Editor / CG Supervisor: Frédéric Bonpapa
    Music: Steve Reich - Music for 18 Musicians, Section II. Performed by Steve Reich and Musicians. Used by permission of Boosey & Hawkes UK Ltd.
    Character Modeler: Eric Prebende
    Character TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
    Character Animators: Barthélémy Boirot, Frédéric Bonpapa, Mathilde Fabry, Romain Pamart
    FX Animators: Olivier Barré, Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte.
    Shading / Lighting TD: Frédéric Bonpapa
    Compositors: Frédéric Bonpapa, Jon Uriarte

    © 2014 Frédéric Bonpapa

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  4. Outtakes reel: vimeo.com/113384988
    Making of photos: 209mm.tumblr.com/

    Actor: Lucy Ridley

    Director: Craig Murray
    Producer: Charlie Mather
    DOP: Colin Elves
    2nd unit camera: Craig Murray
    Co Producers Danila Luppino / Craig Murray
    VFX / Compositor: Grzegorz Jonkajtys
    Editor: Craig Murray
    Phantom Operator: Will Schryver
    Casting / Stylist: Danila Luppino / Craig Murray
    Make up: Virginia Bertolani
    Hair: MJ Tollo
    Costume: Angela Rago
    Prosthetics: Hermes Pittakos / Craig Murray
    Mouldmaker: Adam Edwards
    Props / Miniatures: Jana Lohde / Craig Murray
    Art Department: Jana Lohde / Christiana Rowland / Craig Murray
    Practical effects: Craig Murray
    Production Assistants: Yod Yutamanop / Jana Lohde / Christiana Rowland / Danila Luppino
    Photographer: Jana Lohde
    Process: directorsnotes.com/2014/12/12/craig-murray-teenage-exorcists/

    Special thanks to Gordon Reid, Elisabeth Elektra, Stuart Braithwaite, Craig Hargrave, Mum and Dad, Danila Luppino, Kuni Mansa, Olwenn Martin, Keylight studios and Cafe Oto

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  5. touristilluminate.tumblr.com

    In 1992, a man receives love letters in Korean. Since Google Translate doesn't exist yet, he's left confused. What could this mean?

    Graphic aesthetic influenced by video games X (Gameboy) and Super World Runner (NES).

    Production Company: Nexus
    Direction and Design: Nicolas Ménard
    Executive Producer: Luke Youngman
    Producer: Beccy McCray
    Production Co-ordinator: Natalie Henry
    Editing: Nicolas Ménard

    Animation Crew:
    Nicolas Ménard
    Anne-Louise Erambert
    James Hatley
    Isaac Holland

    With thanks to:
    Lara Lee, for translation

    Track: Illuminate
    Artist: Tourist feat. Years and Years
    Label: Polydor
    Commissioner: Emily Tedrake & Jacob Robinson

    nicolasmenard.com
    nicolasmenard.tumblr.com
    nexusproductions.com
    soundcloud.com/touristmusic

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