An Interactive 3D / motion music video installation by James Lashmar

Throughout my time at University, I have continued to learn motion, animation and 3D design amongst other things. I also have a very keen interest in music and I love exploring the link between sound and visuals. When writing my dissertation, I explored the history of music video and discussed the idea of it becoming a ‘hot media’. I also explored the idea of holism within music. Holism is the theory that a whole, is greater than the sum of all its parts. Regarding Deleuze, contingent holism suggests multiple forms of holism.

Music contains multiple instances of holism in the form of genres, with each genre having different conditions around its own emergence and also possible sub genres. fourScreen is my final project which is an installation exploring holism with music using a visual interactive experience.

This project essentially builds on my dissertation, which can be found here : scribd.com/doc/91366611/James-Lashmar-The-Evolution-of-Music-Video . The interactive aspect of this allows the user to participate in the music video itself allowing the music video to become a 'hot' media. The way that the viewer is displayed live in the music video occurs at almost an atomic level, displaying the user in a system of squares, further expanding on the holistic concept.

Created using Processing, Cinema4d, Premiere, After Effects, Soundbooth, Mocha Pro and Ableton Live.
The project in total came in at just under 82,000 frames at 5120x720, that's 4x wider than 720p HD!
Usage rights to 'Circling' have been granted by Kieran Hebden, aka Four Tet for usage of the track in this project.

Visuals created by James Lashmar

Talent within the installation : Louise Fisher & Hattie Scanlan
Talent filmed with the installation : Danni Wright

Processing code written by James Lashmar and my tutor Spencer Roberts

Talent and install filmed myself using a Canon 5D MKII with a 50mm 1:4 lens and a Nikon D7000 with a 10-24mm 1:3.5-4.5 lens.

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