1. Chad VanGaalen has a contest for this video on his website for the month of May -
    check it out here! diaper-island.com/

    Chad VanGaalen on Sub Pop subpop.com/artists/chad_vangaalen

    "Peace On the Rise" from the 5/1711 Chad VanGaalen record Diaper Island
    subpop.com/releases/chad_vangaalen/full_lengths/diaper_island

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  2. Unofficial and non-profit video for Prurient's "Watch Silently" from the "Bermuda Drain" album.

    Footage from Virgil Widrich's short movie "Copy Shop" (2001).

    # vimeo.com/27408487 Uploaded 1,396 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. radiumreelfx.com

    Silver Telly - Highest Honor in TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Art Direction | 2012 Telly Awards

    Silver Telly - Highest Honor in Non-Broadcast Productions - Art Direction | 2012 Telly Awards

    Bronze Telly - Non-Broadcast Productions - Music/Concert | 2012 Telly Awards

    Bronze Telly - TV Programs, Segments, or Promotional Pieces - Music Video | 2012 Telly Awards

    Awarded Platinum Remi for Best Rock Music Video | 2011 Houston WorldFest

    Awarded Best Special FX & Animation in a Music Video | 2011 FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia

    Awarded Best Animation in a Music Video | 2011 DC World Music & Independent Film Festival

    Awarded Most Creative Music Video | 2011 DC World Music & Independent Film Festival

    Nominated in four categories at the DC World Music & Independent Film Festival: Best In Animation, Best Rock Music Video, Most Creative Video and Best Director.

    Featured on Motionographer, Stash 84, The Tripatorium, Awsome Robo
    motionographer.com/tag/nader-husseini/
    stashmedia.tv/archive/stash84.php
    thetripatorium.com/videos/detail/take_your_medicine
    awesome-robo.com/2011/08/take-your-medicine-by-transfer-is.html

    11th Annual AniFest in the Czech Republic
    4th Annual SIGGRAPH Asia; Electronic Theater
    38th Annual SIGGRAPH Computer Animation Fest
    The San Francisco International Festival of Short Films
    7th Annual HollyShorts Film Festival
    14th Annual FirstGlance Film Fest Philadelphia
    Chicago International Movies & Music Fest
    British Independent Film Festival
    5th Annual Dallas International Film Festival
    44th Annual International WorldFest Film Festival Houston
    2nd Annual World Music & Independent Film Festival, Washington D.C.

    “Take Your Medicine” is the second single off Transfer’s debut album,“Future Selves,” slated for a September 19th release on Cool Green Recordings/Mascot Label Group. The video is Directed by Nader Husseini and produced/edited by Amy Grieshaber. Radium/Reel FX turnkeyed the spot.

    The team used After Effects as the main compositing software. They combined the 2D drawings and paintings and 3D animation and digital effects into a single space in order to create a highly textured look. In addition to lighting and compositing the CG characters and props in Maya, the team used Maya Toon, Maya Hair and Maya nCloth, manipulating and merging techniques not typically used in the studio’s CG pipeline. Pre-compositing 3D components in Nuke ensured an efficient workflow. These files were also color-corrected and incorporated into the 2D environments in After Effects. Using Maya Paint FX in conjunction with cloth simulations and digital effects added to the video’s unique style.

    Order the Transfer, Future Selves album here:
    AMAZON UK: amzn.to/o2O5tc HMV: bit.ly/q3oqYP Play .com: bit.ly/pwr37L

    Director/
    Nader Husseini

    Producer, Editor/
    Amy Grieshaber

    Executive Creative Director/
    Dale Carman

    Concept Artists/
    Nader Husseini
    Yashar Tahtolkassai

    Motion Designers/
    Nader Husseini
    Byron Slaybaugh
    Christopher Vela

    Additional Design/
    Erin McGuire
    Dustin D'Arnault

    Production Coordinator/ Taylor Lee Williams
    Production Assistant/ Meghan A. Cole

    Technical Director, Rigging Supervisor, Cloth Artist/
    Kyle Wood

    Modeling/
    Nathan Smithson
    Brandon Stoker

    Additional Modeling/
    Seth Olson
    Alison Donato

    Texturing Supervisor, Lighting, Compositing Supervisor/
    Brandon Stoker

    Texturing, Lighting/
    Brandon Stoker, Lauren Davis, Seth Olson,
    Chris Browne, Connon Carey, Julie Terrell, Hollan Holmes

    Particle Effects, Layout/
    Joseph P. Johnston, Mark Thielen

    Animation Supervisor/
    Ernesto Bottger

    Animators/
    Jeff Weidner, Randy Hayes, Trevor Young, Eric Drobile,
    Ray Chase, Drew Winey, Jimm Pegan, Matt Kummer, Monica Aston

    Compositors/
    Dag Ivarsoy, Jared Brower

    Sound Designers/
    Frank Pittenger, TJ Callaway, Matt Pittman

    Layout Supervisor/
    Mark Thielen

    Live Action Producer/
    Laura Wallgren

    Live Action Assistant Director/
    James Boisvenue

    Live Action DP/
    Julio Quintana

    Special Thanks To/
    Jay Galvan, Jolyn Janis and Danny Delpurgatorio for consultation on live action story and integration.

    # vimeo.com/27748544 Uploaded 96.6K Plays / / 61 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Almost a full year after the release of Matthew Dear's monochromatic opus, Black City, the album's swansong single, "Slowdance," gets a video.

    San Diego filmaker Charles Bergquist was tasked with transforming the undulating piece of goth romanticism into a video. He received, basically, creative autonomy, and set about trying to decipher a track that is, in his words, "about the disruption of memory, at it’s visual core." The result is a fluid, heady, almost voyeuristic collage of urban landscapes, visual effects, and unsubtle shots of a certain ingenue. "In the song’s build and layering of memories of her," he says, "She, the environment shared, and the unknown becomes blended, fractured and infinitely heaped together." It does look like thinking backwards feels—uncertain, romantic, bizarre."

    "The lyrics drove the photography and the sound drove the texture and slices," Bergquist says. "For most of the edit and post-production work, I let the track dictate the visuals."

    That means slightly regimented cuts—timed to beats sometimes, but not always—a complete lack of color, aqueous imagery, and a microscopic attention to detail. And with that, the final piece of the Black City puzzle has fallen into place.

    Director : Charles Bergquist
    Produced : Charles Bergquist

    _________

    Director Of Photograhy : Charles Bergquist & Mark Shonka
    Starring : Nicole Lively
    _________

    Hair and Make Up : Chantall Northrop
    Stylist / Wardrobe : Katrina Adair
    Production Assistants :
    Andrew Martin
    Tommy McAdams
    _________

    matthewdear.com/
    ghostly.com/releases/slowdance-ep
    ghostly.com/releases/black-city

    # vimeo.com/26485313 Uploaded 98.5K Plays / / 39 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. Artist: HEALTH
    Song: DIE SLOW
    Director: HEALTH
    Album: GET COLOR
    Label: Lovepump United

    # vimeo.com/6407654 Uploaded 76.5K Plays / / 23 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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