1. Upon releasing the Music Video for Tycho’s track ‘See’ on Ghostly International, we decided a special release of the Performance Cut was worthy of public consumption, ultimately editing a montage of the entire band performance using only Kinect-informed, infrared footage with practical selects dappled amongst the 5 minutes for visual reprieve.. The result is a journey into the band’s aural landscape, immersing the eyes in a sea of bokeh where the instruments and performers melt into a performance charged with circular aberrations of light and color..


    We started experimenting with infrared lighting and discovered that the IR emitter in the Microsoft Kinect projected a starfield-like dot pattern not unlike what a 3D render of point cloud data looks like.. Captured with our full spectrum camera it became photographic, where fields of bokeh and shimmering discs reveal multiple layers of shape and form.. In addition, some of the lens flares we were able to make with the Kinect are unlike anything we've ever seen before - creating super dense moire patterns and 3D-like caustic inversions of lens geometry.

    The set in which we shot the Performance was totally dark, aside from a red laser as our backdrop - we could not see anything except while looking through the cameras viewfinder. Operating a camera in this situation was like a real manifestation of virtual reality. The band also couldn’t see each other and couldn’t tell who or what the camera was looking at - which ultimately made the performance feel very raw and unhindered.. The visual results tie perfectly with the concept of ’See’ in which we always seem to reveal new worlds that are beyond our terrestrial abilities of sight..


    Tycho -- See ( Official Music Video ) - vimeo.com/95368144
    Tycho -- See ( Process Video ) - vimeo.com/94932979

    Read more about the piece at the Creator's Project:

    Tycho - See ( Performance ) Credit List

    Director: Bradley G Munkowitz
    Assistant Director: Ian Colon
    Executive / Line Producer: Andrew Devansky
    Director of Photography: Joe Picard
    Practical Effects Artists: Conor Grebel, Mike Williams
    Editor: Bradley G Munkowitz
    Colorist: Matt ‘Prince Wesley’ Hare
    1st Camera Assistants: Magaera Stephens
    2nd Camera Assistants: Dakota Wilder Smith
    Lighting: Tej Verde, Dakota Wilder Smith, Patrick Walsh
    Production Company: Ground Control UK
    Executive Producer: Michael Stanish
    Extra Special Thanks: Ground Control UK, Ghostly

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