1. When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation.
    The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece.
    I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City.

    Directed, Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum
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    Music: Bassnectar
    Track: Bassnectar – Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page)
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    (All clips are available in the original and mirrored format) For licensing & inquires please contact at
    Shainblumphoto@gmail.com

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  2. Jon Perez, Phase Space
    (2012), installation,
    4-channel projected high definition video,
    4-channel audio,
    Continuous loop
    12'H x 26'W x 26'D

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  3. SAQ with Florian Licht

    bbass is a minimalist and enchanting installation which combines projected light with graphic animation, architecture and sound. This installation takes shape through light and sound. It tries to turn the main auditorium into an abstract space: the artwork plays with the audience and questions the visitors’ relationship with the space.

    credits:
    Florian Licht - artistic direction, animation direction/production
    SAQ - artistic direction, scenography
    Douglas Greed - sound arrangement
    MXWendler - controlling
    XLVideo - projection equipment

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  4. Dutch Embassy, New Delhi, 2005

    The installation projects images of monuments enlisted on the Unesco World Heritage List for India. Four identical projections are projected on the ceiling of the Dutch Embassy, overlapping the centre of the ceiling.

    The images form a symmetric ornament of information,in the middle of the ceiling, symbolizing ‘the east’. A square grid with the images is visible at the sides of the ceiling symbolizing ‘the west’.

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