1. This interview with the late Douglas Adams was filmed in November 1997 at his home in London, on Betacam SP in 4×3 – state of the art at the time!

    I was making a video for CyberLife about the artificial-life (AL) technology being used in their Creatures series of computer games. Douglas was impressed with the evolutionary, bottom-up approach that CyberLife had used to evolve life-like digital entities that could learn and pass on characteristics from generation to generation. Douglas was a true geek, fascinated by evolutionary biology and computer science, and one of the first people in the UK to own an Apple Mac. Douglas’s ability to ‘riff’ on subjects that interested him was exceptional and in this interview he talks about the potential for AL, as it seemed at the time. CyberLife’s unique approach to developing artificial-life seemed then to have huge potential outside of Creatures, for example in industrial applications that could fundamentally change the way we interact with computers and software.

    Thirteen years later and we’re still waiting for the AL revolution to happen. Perhaps the world was not (and still isn’t) ready to hand over control to digital life forms, or perhaps the difficulties in applying AL to the real world were insurmountable. I’m not sure, but either way the company CyberLife no longer exists. However, Creatures continue to survive and thrive with many devoted fans breeding digital communities. Steve Grand, the chief architect of CyberLife’s technology, is still working on AL and may yet unleash his creations on an unsuspecting world.
    The two things I remember most about interviewing Douglas Adams, as well as how engaging he was, were firstly that he was very tall (at least 6’ 5”), and the furniture in his house was correspondingly huge. So although he looks perfectly in proportion sitting on his vast sofa, I felt rather small in comparison. And secondly he insisted on sitting next to a life-sized sculpture of a naked human figure which looks innocent enough in the wide shot but I had to try and frame it out in the close-ups as the thing’s groin appeared next to Douglas’s head and was extremely distracting!

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  2. Download the RADIO SOULWAX app for iphone / ipad / android or watch online at radiosoulwax.com

    Our homage to the man whose ability to change whilst remaining himself has been a massive influence on us. There are many legends in the music industry but for us, there is no greater than the mighty Dave. We've included all things Bowie, whether that is original songs, covers, backing vocals, production work or reworks we made, to attempt to give you the full scope of the man's genius.

    For the visual side to this mix our friend Wim Reygaert (who also made the amazing film for Into The Vortex) came up with the most ambitious film for RSWX, taking us on a fever dream time travel through the man's career starring the amazing Hannelore Knuts as Dave. We've got to extend a special thank you to the cast and crew and everyone involved for putting so much time and energy and heart and soul into this amazing film, it is a pure labour of love for the phenomenon that is Bowie.

    DAVE
    A film by WIM REYGAERT
    A RADIO SOULWAX PROJECT A CAVIAR PRODUCTION
    Featuring HANNELORE KNUTS
    Screenplay by WIM REYGAERT & STEFAN BRACKE
    Executive Producers KATO MAES & RUBEN GOOTS
    Executive Producer Radio Soulwax GLYN PEPPIATT
    Producers GEERT DE WACHTER TOM DE PELSENEER EVA VAN RIET
    Director of Photography MAXIMILIAAN DIERICKX
    Production Designer STEFAN BRACKE
    Editor KOEN TIMMERMAN
    Costume Designer VALERIE HELLEBAUT
    Post Production Supervisor CORENTIN DE SAEDELEER
    CAST:
    Dave - HANNELORE KNUTS
    William S. Burroughs - SAM LOUWYCK
    The Scary Monster - BENT VAN LOOY
    The Milkshake Girl & The Veiled Assistant - JOY THIELEMANS
    Iggy Pop - MAARTEN CLAEYSSENS
    Ziggy Stardust - JEF PEREMANS
    The Queen Bitch - SIMON TURNER
    Freddie Mercury - NICOLAS KARAKATSANIS
    Freddie Mercuryʼs Crew - THE HICKEY UNDERWORLD
    Detective N°1 - STEPHEN DEWAELE
    Detective N°2 - DAVID DEWAELE
    Detective N°3 - STEFAAN VAN LEUVEN
    Record Sleeve Fairies - ʻBINTIʼ, YASMIN HOLAIL, SHERIEN HOLAIL, RANA HOLAIL, HADIEL HOLAIL, FEDIA, HOLAIL, AMINA HOLAIL
    Lulu - DORIEN LEYERS
    Six Weird Men - MARIE-HELENE VAN QUICKENBORNE, FAYE BOGAERT, NORA MONSECOUR,
    PAULINE DEHEEGHER, ELYNN VANDAMME, LAURA BAETS
    Tony Visconti - CARL PLAISIER
    Big Smile Woman - EVELYNE VANOBOST
    Diamond Dog Girl N°1 - ANN-SOFIE CLAEYS
    Diamond Dog Girl N°2 - ELISABETH PUGLIA
    John Lennon - GEERT DE WACHTER
    Andy Kent - MICHIEL GELUYKENS
    Little Stephen - QUINTEN KASCH
    Little David - LENN DʼHONDT
    Production Managers - RIEN BEHAEGHE, VANESSA JACOB, THOMAS HOFMAN
    First Assistant Director - NINA KERREMANS
    Production Assistants - BERT DRAELANTS, RALPH URMEL, JAN ROGGEMAN, ALEX KNELL, JELLE KLOKMAN
    Production Office Manager - KRISTOF THUES
    Focus Pullers - SYLVAIN FREYENS, RUBEN APPELTANS
    2nd Camera Assistant - JURGEN WILLOCX
    Script / Continuity - KATE MAVEAU
    Gaffer - DRIES DE PAEPE
    Light Department - TOM VANDENABEELE, JOHANNA VANHAECKE, ANDREAS DE BRABANDERE,
    DRIES CLAEYS, AARON VEYS, MAXIM HONORE, JOOST HENDRICKX, BERT JONCKHEERE
    Key Grip - STIJN DE TROYER
    Grip Department - ANNECHIEN TIELENS, ZHOU TINGYAO, TOMAS VAN CAMP, GEERT VAN BEEK
    Art Directors - STEFAN BRACKE, TIM JANSEN, YVES VERSTRAETE, ROBBIE VAN NIEUWENHOVE,
    JACQUES VAN LOOCK
    Art Department - CARLITO BOUDALIA, SOFIE DESPEER, KATIA DE CAUWER, PIETER DE SCHEPPER, MICHIEL GELUYKENS, LAURA VAN HAECKE, BERT TIELEMANS, GREGORY EICHPERGER,
    KATRIEN DE JONGHE, KLAAS BULLYNCK, STEFAAN VAN PARYS, PIETER-JAN DEPREDOMME,
    WOUTER MOULART, LIESBETH FEYS, MARLIES DE CLERCK, REMCO REDANT, THOMAS VAN HEE,
    FILIP VAN LIERDE, PIETER MORTIER, ROBIN OTTE, PIETER DE WILDE, LOTTE HAERICK, DAVY & GILLES,
    AN DE JONGHE
    Styling - HANNE GEERTS
    Make-up - SANNE DE WOLF, BARBARA BIJELIC, VALERIE LELEU
    Hair Styling - NATASCHA MATHEUWEZEN
    Catering - TOM BALCAEN, NIKI MICHIELS, KATRIEN VERKERCKE, LEEN VERKERCKE, SOFIE VERGALLE, SARA BRUYNINCKX
    Accounting - VERONIQUE ANSELME,VERA KLINCKAERT, GREET LAMBERT, KATRIEN VERKE
    Head Of Post Production - PETER DEUSS
    Post Production Coordinator - KATRIEN VAN DEN BRANDE
    Assistant Editor - WARD GEERTS
    Colorist - MAXIMILIAAN DIERICKX
    Digital Compositors - DOMINIQUE FIORE
    3D Operator - FLORIAN CASEAU
    Foley - STEFAAN VAN LEUVEN
    Making Of - STIJN DE RYCK, NIELS PUTMAN
    Graphic Designers - LORE LAPORTE, AXELLE ZWARTJES
    Graphics Radio Soulwax - FERGADELIC
    App Design Radio Soulwax - DOTANK / JP ALTIER
    Press Radio Soulwax - CAROLIEN DE BIE
    Light Equipment - WATTS, SPOTS
    Grip Equipment - CINE QUA NON
    Camera Equipment - LITES
    Set Decoration - TANKER
    Post-production - CAVIAR POST
    DCP - XDC

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  3. Full Moon Silhouettes is a real time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. I captured the video from 2.1km away on the other side of the city. It's something that I've been wanting to photograph for a long time now, and a lot of planning and failed attempts had taken place. Finally, during moon rise on the 28th January 2013, everything fell into place and I got my footage.

    The video is as it came off the memory card and there has been no manipulation whatsoever. Technically it was quite a challenge to get the final result. I shot it on a Canon ID MkIV in video mode with a Canon EF 500mm f/4L and a Canon 2x extender II, giving me the equivalent focal length of 1300mm.

    Music - Tenderness by Dan Phillipson : premiumbeat.com/royalty_free_music/songs/tenderness

    theartofnight.com
    facebook.com/markgphoto
    markg.com.au/2013/01/full-moon-silhouettes/

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  4. Stanley Kubrick's July 26, 1928 – March 7, 1999

    Design & Animation: Hyejin June Hong
    Instructor: Ori Kleiner

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