Vimeo's Top 12 Videos of 2012.
Shortlisted at the Vimeo Awards 2012.
Gold at El Ojo de Ibero America 2012
Tilt shift of the Carnaval party in Rio de Janeiro.
Soundtrack available here: http://tinyurl.com/6mrzndl
Made by Keith Loutit and Jarbas Agnelli.
Captured during Carnaval of 2011.
Music by Jarbas Agnelli.
Special thanks to Rede Globo, Liesa and Jodele Larcher.
Extra thanks to Aguinaldo Rocca (producer) and Nick Graham-Smith (recording engineer).
Thanks also to Guto Vaz, Marcio Avila and Duda M. for supporting us on the ground.
In the 1920s, a group of surrealists invented a parlour game. Writing a word on a sheet, folding it and passing it on to the next person was the rule. The group created the sentence "The exquisite corpse will drink the new wine."
We've evolved this concept for the new media age. Basement Arts collective got together some of Toronto's cutting edge artists, designers and video artists to work on a one minute piece of video starting off with only one frame from the previous person's output.
The goal is to have a seamless and unified piece that is also eclectic, absurd and disparate. It is a collaborative process taping into a collective narrative.
Here's a list of the artists who worked on this project in the order their pieces appear:
Azed Majeed (opening)
Marco Porsia (subway)
Daragh Sankey (yearbook slasher)
Pamela Bayne (death & the token)
Stacey Mantzaros (hand & wine)
Santosh and Pushpa Issac (lucha libre under glass)
Omar Majeed (the masked girl)
Ramone Charles (one is the loneliest number)
Lisa Schwartzman (zombie one-night-stand)
Tharanga Ramanyake (two girls, one room)
Azed Majeed (reprise)
Tales from the Heart is a collaboration between four artists, Afshin Vahabzadeh, Price Morgan, Saki Murotani and Tyler Jordan, collectively known as Drool. After agreeing their guiding theme for this piece would be the human heart and restricting themselves to a black, white and red colour scheme, Jordan, Morgan, Murotani and Vahabzadeh went off separately to create their own content. Employing a wide range of animation techniques and styles ranging from hand drawing to applying complex particle systems they each came up with surreal, often beautiful imagery. A week later the quartet reunited to mash it all up into a polished, psychedelic mix of sound and “chaotic eye candy” as they call it. In their words, Tales from the Heart is “a wild ride through the body, the gutter and the cosmos”.
— Ian Leung, Prairie Tales 12