An experimental short based on the work of musician and producer Norvis Jr from American filmmaker Terence Nance, who has made music videos for The Dig and Cody Chesnutt, and whose debut feature An Oversimplification of Her Beauty was executive produced by Jay Z. Read the feature on NOWNESS - http://bit.ly/1IUYqDM
Written & directed by Guillaume Panariello
Cinematography by Thomas Rames
Visual effect by Benoit Maffone (La Planète Rouge)
Produced by VLB Recordings & La Planete Rouge : http://www.laplaneterouge.fr
Music by siska : https://www.facebook.com/siskasoundofficial
This is a real video performance, a slow motion video, a sequence map with a traveling in front of 80 extras placed on 80 meters along a little road, lost in an industrial area. Filmed at 1000 frames/second with a Phantom flex 4k from a car driven at 50km/h, the shooting took 5 seconds for a 3'30 video: a living and dreamlike mural.
The SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES are a collection of works by Woody Vasulka & Brian O'Reilly.
The full work is of total approximate duration of 45 minutes, with sections of various lengths, textures, and dynamic qualities.
The project first started while Woody and I were working on different commissioned projects at the ZKM (Zentrum für Kunst und Medientechnologie, Karlsruhe Germany). He and Steina on the exhibition MINDFRAMES and Garth Knox and myself on the DVD and performance SPECTRAL STRANDS: FOR VIOLA AND VISUALS. Woody, Steina, Garth and I spent many nights screening works for moving images, playing music, and cooking, enveloped in the huge ghost town mood the ZKM's kitchen took on at night. During this time there were passionate discussions about video synthesizers (mainly my love for the Sandin Image Processor), and how Steina's VIOLIN POWER had a huge influence on Garth's and my new series of works.
The source materials were generated by Woody using a Rutt-Etra Scan Processor in the 1970's and sat on a shelf for years, having been recently digitized. Woody came into my studio one day and asked me if I would be interested in using them to work on a collaboration, and the project began from there...
The works use sources excavated directly from the output of the Scan Processor, as well as further manipulations using Tom Demeyer's ImX software, developed with input from Steina. Extensive editing and layering and additional augmentations were done using Phil Mortons IP. The Sound was generated (mostly) by custom software developed by Chandrasekhar Ramakrishnan and myself called NETHER GENERATOR, which sets up a number of complex real time feedback networks filtered and processed by various means.
SCAN PROCESSOR STUDIES was first exhibited as an installation in the ZKM's MINDFRAMES exhibition.
The source materials from Woody's original experiments with the Scan Processor have also been used in conjunction with further processing on my part to create the base materials for other works, including a three screen version of Woody's piece GRAZING and the work LEVEL & DEGREE OF DARK.
"I was thinking about all this cool stuff we could do: slow-mo shots, what outfit I could wear, maybe an explosion, and who could be in my crew. But real life is exciting enough. You just don’t see it when you’re in it." - Gold Panda
Produced by Agile films for City Slang
Director - Rob Brandon
Producer - Kat Cattaneo
Cinematography - Rina Yang
Production Assistant - Ria Hanish-Oaks
Focus Pulller - Andres Claridge
Editor - Rob Brandon
Colorist - Toby Tomkins
Thanks - Lakhi & Chelmsford City Museums
dir Hiro Murai
prod Kimberly Stuckwisch
dp Larkin Seiple
choreographer: Ryan Heffington
AD: Jamar Hawkins
gaffer: Matt Ardine
prod design: Maxwell Orgell
PM: Sara Eric Lacombe
wardrobe: Elise Velasco and Chris Velasco
color: Ricky @ MPC
ep Danielle Hinde @ Doomsday Ent