1. Client: Self-Initiated
    Role: Art Direction, Design, Animation, Compositing
    Date: February 2010
    Format: Short Film 1024*576 Widescreen Pal
    Sound: ECHOLAB Gavin Little

    Nokta . (Dot .) is an abstract short film project which is an improvisation of organic pieces and themes like power, control and luck. Using low-budget equipment and with the combination of actual camera shooting, 2d and 3d animation techniques, the film alters the reality and physics of the real world with the help of the liquid and dynamic simulations’ impact.

    Even though the film is not produced according to the base of Amos Funkenstein’s text on harmony, but the text is a convenient statement for the stylistic and representational behaviour of the film.

    'I see some correspondence between the foundation of universal harmony on elliptical orbit and the predilection for the elliptic forms in Baroque architecture. In both cases harmony is still defined as unity within multiplicity, but it ceased to be static, namely, harmony expressed in one ideal geometrical form, and became so to speak dynamic. What was previously regarded as the deviation from the ideal form, was comprehended for the first time as an integral part of the form, or form of forms, which are capable of endless transitions one into another. ' [Amos Funkenstein, The Dialectical Preparation of Scientific Revolutions. On the Role of Hypothetical Reasoning in the Emergence of Copernican Astronomy and Galilean Mechanics.]

    # vimeo.com/9856705 Uploaded 925K Plays 354 Comments
  2. Client: Vgroup, 00
    Role: Art Direction, Design, Animation, Compositing
    Date: June 2010
    Format: Short Film 1280x720 HD
    Sound: Combustion

    TRIANGLE is a video work done for the book 'Black Material' which showcases Robert Knoke's artwork.
    Curator Jens Karlson asked me to make a short animation and get Robert Knoke's black and white artwork as base for video. I chosed to create tense harmony between geometrical forms and organic movements. Combustion helped me to expand possibilites of Black material with his strong music and sound design.

    Thanks to Renascent, Combustion, Jens Karlson, Ipek Torun, Mert Kizilay, Omer Kasımoglu, Firat Parlak, also who has voted for this video for Vimeo Awards.

    # vimeo.com/13216490 Uploaded 803K Plays 318 Comments
  3. Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer

    produced by:
    http://www.onformative.com
    http://www.chopchop.cc

    Documentation:
    vimeo.com/38505448

    Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape"
    http://www.machinefabriek.nu/

    Text: Sandra Moskova

    The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating
    a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For
    our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by
    Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was
    recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the
    images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud),
    so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process.
    The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the
    digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts
    to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the
    performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the
    random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering
    a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality
    of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer,
    as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective.

    The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space
    already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self
    and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the
    otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it
    a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does
    not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body
    movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static,
    inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose
    simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes.

    Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the
    more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete
    the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we
    project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more
    tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems
    so real that it comes to life again.

    nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
    http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

    see video in full quallity:
    http://www.daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov

    HQ Stills
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/37752604@N05/sets/72157629203600952/

    # vimeo.com/38840688 Uploaded 715K Plays 197 Comments

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