Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer
Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape"
Text: Sandra Moskova
The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.
The body â€“ constant and indefinite at the same time â€“ â€œburstsâ€ the space
already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
inconsistent forms the body is â€œpaintingâ€, a new reality space emerges whose
simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.
Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
the image seems. The more perfect and complex the â€œalternative worldsâ€ we
project (VilÃ©m Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
so real that it comes to life again.
nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
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Synchronize is a tribute to the powerful effect movies can have on our imagination. This short film takes the viewer through the dream of a videostore clerk whose vision is formed by the movies he sees and hears.
Synchronized is made for everybody who witnessed and loved the 80s and its awesome movies. But also a reminder to those who look down upon hollywood that even their imagination is most likely to be shaped by the "american" cliches of yesteryears.
Synchronize has struck a cord with many viewers who grew up in the 80's and is likely to touch even more people. The more movies you can recognize the more fun this short film gets.
Graduation project for ® HKU 2011
Based on Michael Pollan's talk "Food Rules" given at the RSA, this animation was created in the context of the RSA/Nominet Trust film competition. Using a mixture of stop-motion and compositing, our aim and challenge was to convey the topic in a visually interesting way using a variety of different food products. We made a little table top set up at home and worked on this a little over three weeks.
More information available at benoitdetalle.com/food-rules
Here are also some photos of Michael Pollan's Food Rules in the making
The second in a series of hand painted studies that aim to psychedelically capture the individual styles of influential skateboarders.
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New collaboration project with Canadian musician Egyptrixx "A/B til Infinity" is up
[the first videos both got Staff picked] vimeo.com/80789223
More info here: ab.anf.nu
please watch my RCA first year film:
new video by Ikix
Soundtrack - "OnFlow" by Solar Fields
thank you so much.
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