"Black Hole" is a series of images, which shows paint modeled by the centripetal force. The setup is very simple: Various shades of acrylic paint are dripped onto a metallic rod, which is connected to a drill. When switched on, the paint starts to move away from the rod, creating these amazing looking structures.
The motion of the paint happens in a blink of an eye, the images you see are taken only millisecond after the drill was turned on. To capture the moment, where the paint forms that distinctive shape, I connected a sensor to the drill, which sends an impulse to the flashes. These specialized units are capable of creating flashes as short as a 1/40000 of a second, freezing the motion of the paint.
Innovative Icelandic phenomenon Sigur Rós brings a provocative concept to the making of music videos. The band's new album, Valtari, features the work of over 12 filmmakers and artists, each with an original concept and style, named "The Valtari Mystery Film Experiment". Starring Shia LaBeouf, and directed by Alma Har'el, VFX by The Mill L.A.
Close collaboration between director and The Mill turned an overwhelming 80 shots into a magic sequence of wind, water and electricity. "Alma [Har'el] didn't want the effects to overpower the performers, but rather enhance the mood of the film," share The Mill 2D Lead Artists Sarah Eim & Tara Demarco. "It was refreshing to work on such a beautiful art project."
Har'el and The Mill take the viewer on an unforgettable journey scored by haunting Sigur Rós melodies. It is the short story of a man and a woman locked in a never ending cycle of addiction and desire slowly losing their ability to separate themselves from each other.
Other artists and directors in the experiment include: Nick Abrahams, Arni & Kinski, Ramin Bahrani, Melika Bass, Inga & Lilja Birgisdottir, Sarah Hopper, Clare Langan, Henry Jun Wah Lee, Ryan McGinley, John Cameron Mitchell and Dash Shaw.