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    Official Version: Ólafur Arnalds / Ljósið vimeo.com/6284199

    You can listen to and buy the album at: foundsongs.erasedtapes.com/

    Ljósið composed by Ólafur Arnalds and edited through Erased Tapes Records All Rights Reserved.

    Esteban Diácono

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  2. 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/

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  3. This is a small animation i did as an exercise to experiment and explore all the graphical possibilities of representing the idea of the SPHERE, always thinking in searching Gestalt and form. Its all done in 3d, but i was more interested in the graphical interest, flatten the surfaces, and only two colors, why more.The most difficult was to achieve the transitions between the different type of representation of the sphere, the morphing and metamorphosing.

    For the description of the project, all these frames plus the frames from the scenes that weren't included, visit - behance.net/gallery/Spherikal/3565597

    It was all done in Cinema 4d R13, all with the Mograph module. Compositing and post in After Effects

    Sound : Brand X Music

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  4. Urban Abstract was created by Jopsu Ramu and Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) - creative team and founders of Musuta Ltd. Jopsu Ramu is a young female designer and Creative Director of Musuta Ltd. Timo Ramu is her creative partner and manager of Musuta Ltd.

    This digital art piece was commissioned by TV Nelonen / channel 4 Finland and it was shown as the November break bumpers on one of the biggest commercial TV channels in Finland: TV Nelonen.

    Urban Abstract has been highly awarded, it has won bronze / in book award in D&Ad awards in London, Bronze in European Design awards in Rotterdam and most recently it won a Gold Lion from design category in Cannes Lions.

    Urban Abstract -piece was born in Tokyo during 2009. It consists of 40 X five second clips or it can be viewed as a one 200 second journey.

    The website urban-abstract.com works as a part of the piece and creates an extra dimension for the clips shown on TV.

    URBAN ABSTRACT - About the concept:

    Urban Abstract is a journey across urban space that unfolds in forty, 5 second parts. The journey, in one, two and three dimensions, is a bit like abstract surfing in which the original destination is only reached after a number of seemingly random yet linked detours occur. Points , lines, planes and other abstract elements create a journey through an Urban Abstract.
    The space between things is as important as intended space, perhaps creating a fourth dimension. Meaningful shapes and purposes occur in this dimension's reality as well. The concept of negative space has meaning here.
    Nature plays a part as well. To be able to understand and differentiate what is urban one has understand what is nature.
    The style of the shorts is fluid and, though seemingly random, stream into a cohesive whole. Perhaps watching them in a different order would be more like seeing the same journey from another point of view. The sound world is also very important -- movement in space is sensed even if watching the shorts with eyes closed. Sounds overlap, fade, come and go.
    Architectural, abstract, someway minimalist and abstract with a touch of humanity.
    This feeling is reached through mixing techniques such as vectors , hand drawn lines and painting.
    Urban Abstract was realized in Tokyo by a team of artists, designers and animators from Finland and Japan. Urban Abstract was created by Jopsu Ramu from Musuta Ltd, a concept, art & design -studio based in Tokyo and Helsinki.

    About the creators:

    Jopsu Ramu (born 1982). She is a young Finnish designer and an art director who runs her own business Musuta Ltd. Ramu creates art, graphic design, space & design.

    Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) manager and creative partner of Musuta Ltd.

    Musuta Ltd.
    Musuta Ltd. is a Finnish creative studio operating in and between Helsinki & Tokyo. Musuta is a multidisciplinary design studio that makes art, space, design, graphics, concepts & branding.
    Musuta produces Ramu's personal art work as well as creates commercial work for different clients including: Iittala, Hartwall, Pepsi Co., Kawada Group, TV Nelonen etc.
    - musuta.com

    TV Nelonen
    Channel Four Finland – Nelonen Nationwide commercial tv-channel Offers second-highest reach and is the third-largest advertising medium in Finland
    nelonen.fi

    If you embed or publish the Urban Abstract -video on blogs etc. please keep in mind to mention and credit the creators. The video should not be altered or edited in any way without permission from the creators.

    Credits:
    Creative Director Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Art Director Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Design&Storyboard Jopsu Ramu MUSUTA
    Opening scene artwork Shun Kawakami artless Inc.
    Calligraphy Gen Miyamura
    Sound Chikao Maruyama
    Producer Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala) MUSUTA
    Animation&Production: Mitsutomo Maeda & Masaru Ikeda EDP graphic works
    Project management Tokyo Masaji Kinoshita / shirofuchi Inc.
    Executive Producer MUSUTA Ltd.
    Special thanks Taisuke Koyama, Brian Kaszonyi
    Created by MUSUTA Ltd. - Jopsu Ramu & Timo Ramu (ex. Huhtala)

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  5. This is my third short-film about the northern lights. This year some epic displays has been on the sky, and for the first time I have included real-time recordings.

    As usual, my main focus is on getting the auroras show as close as possible to real-time speed given the time available in a short video. Although in a few sequences I have accepted overdoing the speed to better enhance other elements, such as moving fog, faster pans, clouds, milky way etc.

    In the film I have tried to show the slower majestic dancing lights, as well as the more faster, dramatic and abstract shows, and finally the auroras in combination with city lights and urban elements.

    The video is shot using stills and assembled together for best possible resolution and dynamic range. In this video however, for the first time, I have also chosen to include some real-time video footage. This is to better show how furiously fast and beautiful the polar spirits can dance! The two sequences which are shot in real-time (in the middle of the video) could never have been recreated using still photos, regardless what camera you are using.

    To substantiate the feeling and sense of the different aurora shapes and speeds I did get a special musical soundtrack composed by composer Peter Nanasi. In my opinion the music is just fantastically beautiful and I recommend you watching the video on a large screen as well with proper audio gear connected. Peter is just fantastic talented, and very professional to work with. Thank you Peter for your hard work.

    The video has been shot with Canon DSLR’s and various lenses, as well as using rails and time-lapse gear from Dynamic Perception. (Stage One / Stage Zero) dynamicperception.com

    Most sequences have been shot in arctic northern Norway, close to the city of Tromsø. One sequence is from Finland and one from Sweden.The city sequences you see are shot in and over Tromsø, which in Norway often is referred to as “the northern lights city”.

    BTW! This year the coast of northern Norway was overwhelmed with humpback whales, which are absolutely magnificent and beautiful creatures. While watching the auroras and shooting the opening sequence of this video I could hear the whales breaching and blowing air in the fjord. It was an absolutely magic experience. Sadly the whales never came close enough to do a really good shot of the whales under the auroras, but If you watch closely on the opening sequence you can actually see the whales breaching a few times a bit out in the fjord.

    This video will be featuring in full HD on my upcoming Blu-Ray / DVD “The Magic Auroras”, in good company with LOT’S of more videos, soon to be released!!! ;) To ensure you get more information regarding this, please pay attention on my facebook page.

    More information about me and my photography work:
    Arctic Light Photo / Ole Salomonsen

    facebook.com/arcticlightphoto
    arcticlightphoto.no

    Music
    Peter Nanasi:
    peternanasi.com
    e-mail: nanasipeter@gmail.com

    I hope you like watching the video, and that you find the dance of the polar spirits just as fascinating as I do.

    Video is immediately available in 4K+ in various formats/codecs:
    4096 x 2304 24p/ 3840x2160 24p/ 1920x1080 24p.

    In addition to these sequences I have a large collection of sequences shot with all sky cams (360degrees fisheye) which are suitable for domes, and many more real-time sequences. I am considering putting out something more shot in these formats, at a later time.

    Also please have a look at my first two videos here: (currently under re-editing, new versions ready soon)
    vimeo.com/40555466 - Celestial Lights from (2011/2012)
    vimeo.com/21419634 - Land of The Northern Lights (2010/2011)

    Hardware info:
    Canon EOS 1D-X
    Canon EOS 5D Mark III
    Canon EOS 5D Mark II
    Canon EF 24mm 1.4 II
    Canon EF 14mm 2.8 II
    Canon EF 15mm 2.8
    Dynamic Perception Stage One / Stage Zero
    Jeep Grand Cherokee :)

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