Studio VJ mixes created to accompany "The Conduit E.P.," created by musical mastermind DJ Akasha and released on Vermin Street, Feb 2013.
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About this video: This is such a beautiful remix of such a highly revered and important historical Hindu mantra, I didn't want to make the video too layered or crazy, but rather just wanted to add seemingly fitting supplemental video. The main video used here is from a 2008 full length film (written, directed, produced and animated entirely by American artist Nina Paley) called "Sita Sings The Blues." It is available on archive.org, so it's use is protected under the creative commons license. I just think the video is really really beautiful, and its one that I go back to often in my live VJing. For this video, I took it into Final Cut Pro, and just edited it to the music, putting the visual parts in places where I thought they fit with the music. It was a huge challenge, because I chose to use a pre-standing three minute video clip to chop up and re-edit along with the music, trying to follow the flow of the (3:45) track as best I could, but without using any part more than once. Like doing a puzzle, almost. The initial intro sequence is the very beginning of an animated short that I created while in college called "IS," and it is about the importance of breath, the nature of being, and the dissolution of self (however the only part seen here is the culmination of consciousness).