1. Tino shows us how records are made. Filmed at rainbow records in Santa Monica and at Mission Control.

    Music and Video by Ben Stokes

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  2. Artist: Azeem
    Track: Latin Revenge
    Video Director: Ben Stokes
    Label: Oaklyn Records

    This video takes place in the Mission District of San Francisco. Azeem gains popularity as he peruses the streets. Meanwhile a host of local neighborhood characters take notice. The police are enablers and cheerleaders.

    While physically growing in size, Azeem starts becoming a menace.

    This video was created by shooting thousands of still photographs. It was animated in After effects.

    Animation. Ben Stokes
    Additional Animation. Patrick Siemer.

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  3. Dimensional Holofonic Sound

    This short music video is a romanticized look at the medium of film. Back in the day I used film (35MM and 16mm) for all my visual works and I loved the process. However, times have changed, and I will never shoot film again. I am 100% digital. This was shot with a Nikon Coolpix digital camera, frame by frame stop motion. The subsequent frames were animated in After effects. Pieces of film were scanned on a canon scanner and clips of found footage superimposed into the frames. Music was created in Abelton Live and Pro Tools.

    Music and picture by Ben Stokes.

    # vimeo.com/3081777 Uploaded 1,017 Plays 4 Comments
  4. DJ Shadow 2006 World Tour-visuals. Designed, animated, directed and edited by Ben Stokes at Mission Control. This is a shortened montage of what was an hour and a half long show. The visuals, custom screen setup, and lighting design were all coordinated to create an immersive show experience for DJ Shadow's performance.

    Stokes also had to work with DJ Shadow on what the "Delivery System" would be: in other words, after creating visuals that go to specific parts of the music (right down to the frame) how does this all playback in sync with what DJ Shadow is doing live.

    Additional animation by Charlie Canfield, and Treanor Bros.

    # vimeo.com/3229199 Uploaded 1,232 Plays 1 Comment
  5. This instructional film was made as an introduction to "The Hard Sell", a live DJ set by Cut Chemist and DJ Shadow.

    The show toured around the world in 2007-2008. The first show was at the Hollywood Bowl in front of 15,000 people.

    Animation, sound design, music all by Ben Stokes. Written by DJ Shadow & Ben Stokes.

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