LIGHT CYCLES began as a dream, developed into a problem and spawned into a burning desire to create something that had never been done before. - "How can we create a Tron Light Bike effect, on a mountain bike?"
Before we began testing, we had no idea if what we wanted to achieve was physically possible with the resources at our disposal. By the time we'd conducted our initial tests, we were all blown away by the results that we went ahead and continued creating this film.
Riders - Neve Abraham, Felix Abraham, Ruben Guibert.
VFX - Thomas Wood
Producer - Mike Gamble
Music - Young Collective: Luxe Gold - courtesy of, TheMusicBed.com - http://www.zanecallister.com
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Shooting Pano LA has been the most ambitious, challenging, demanding, and rewarding project I have worked on to date. It was shot over a period of two years entirely in true panoramic form using two synced DSLR cameras side by side. The resulting panoramic timelapse footage comes in at a whopping 10K x 4K resolution when stitched. I did not shoot this film to achieve the extreme resolution. I shot it for the panoramic look, especially the compressed look you get when using long lenses.
Shooting panoramic timelapse was something I had always wanted to do. I love panoramic images and wanted to bring that look to timelapse, and I wanted to do it proper, not by faking it by just cropping the top and bottom of regular timelapse shots. I gave it a try many years ago but was never able to get the images from the two cameras to sync properly and get the images to stitched together correctly.
A couple years ago I was contacted by a client wanting some panoramic timelapse shots of LA. I told them I had tried it in the past and it did not work out to well, but that I am willing to give it another try. So I purchased some new gear and set out to my local testing locations in Malibu. The initial shots were successful so I continued shooting / testing for the next couple weeks. At that point I had acquired a few good test shots to show the client and sent them over to them. Long story short I never heard back from them about the project, but I kept shooting anyways. If it was not for that failed job/project I probably would have never got around to giving panoramic timelapse another try.
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Demo video from Motion Brushes, developed during Choreographic Coding Lab 2015 at UCLA. Motion tracking is performed on 50 points in the frame and used to drive a set of paintbrushes. The paintbrushes also paint a "motion painting" offscreen where color values (normalized 0-1) are used to represent directional (x/y) motion. This motion painting is used in a video feedback system as a distortion map. This is how the liquid-like flow of the brushstrokes is achieved.
This work is a shocking early face mapping work. A buzz of 5 million views was born in a week.
It became the roots of the face mapping series.
This work is the theme of Japanese identity.
While feeling that Japanese are losing confidence, where is Japan 's identity?
What is the universal value that Japan can transmit to the world?
Elements of Japan's identity such as Japanese traditional beauty, future technology, Japanism, etc. were pursued and integrated by members and collaboration members of kuwahara hiroto, Paul Lacroix, and Jin Hasegawa.
Finally, when Android face transforms, grotesque dark mask appears from inside.
It seems that it is a metaphor for a strange anxiety towards the future brought about by technology that continues to evolve at phenomenal speed.
nobumichi asai (planner / producer / director / technical director)
hiroto kuwahara(makeup artist)
paul lacroix(technical director)
jin hasegawa (cg designer - spade)
takashi ishibashi (cg designer - spade)
ayaka motoyoshi (production manager -p.i.c.s.)
aya kumakura (production manager)
kazuhiro nakamura (colorist - mcray)
kenji nakazono (photographer - creative studio works)
kimihiro morikawa (photographer - shooting & lighting)
rhea tor’s inc.
k.furumoto (hair - &´s management)
yuka sekimizu (model - satoru japan)
spice (optitrack motion capture sensor)
hideaki takahashi (music - mjuc)
hiroshi sato (projector instruments - amsa)
'Urbanologist' and media artist JT Singh has captured the vibrance and massive scale of Shanghai’s skyline, streets, and infrastructure through a series of experimental projects viewed by millions (This is Shanghai, Walk in Shanghai, etc); hence, contributing greatly to the city's growing global status. With this new film, he turns to the Shanghai of its residents, the lives that revolve not around the city’s 4000 skyscrapers, but around the simpler ways of living, the local charm, and the familiar corner.
Amid the chaos of millions of people living and working with one another, the rich textures and smells, the voices and faces young and old, and the signs of tradition and change dwell behind each door and around each corner. With JT's riveting visual storytelling, viewers experience a series of impressions around historic shikkumen neighbourhoods, which foster a network of real-life experiences, memories, and encounters with locals, which are the tender heart keeping the city alive and charming to live in. Shanghai’s iconic skyline is symbolic of its presence as a premier global city, but below the towers, the intimate, and human story that unfolds is what will always be part of the city’s core DNA.
Forward by Lane Rick, an architect based in NYC
About JT Singh
JT Singh is an interdisciplinary media artist, urban futurist and world explorer, specializing in city-scale, global projects that blur the lines between technology, urbanism and narratives. It springs from his lifelong adventures and interest in socio-economic and environmental problems within cities that have led him to explore hundreds of urban areas worldwide through walking, walking and more walking, with eyes wide open.
His work is constantly featured in countless major publications, including Time, National Geographic, BBC, Washington Post, CNN, Vice, Guardian, China Daily, Quartz, Telegraph, Mashable and many of others.
All media inquiries info[at]jtsingh.com
Director - JT Singh: jtsingh.com / Facebook: http://facebook.com/jtssingh / Twitter: http://twitter.com/jtssingh
Camera and edit - Mike Beech: mikebeechfilm.com / @miikebeech