Animaterra

  1. live simulation, infinite duration, 2014

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  2. A music video made out of random, procedurally generated worlds and landscapes created entirely from programming code. A collaboration, or perhaps, a collision - an accident waiting to happen between two unconventional artists Glenn Marshall (animator / programmer) and Hello Moth (singer / songwriter).

    Featured in The Creators Project with interviews and article
    thecreatorsproject.vice.com/blog/premiere-dive-into-the-clouds-in-this-code-generated-music-video

    This was a process of discovering, creating and exploring random worlds through code and numbers, tweaking, playing, running the program, to see what is created. It might reveal a world or a landscape that fits with a particular part of the song - with the lyrics, the pace etc, - a continual journey through the randomly generated and how it connects literally, metaphorically or emotionally to the song.

    The world generation algorithms mainly depend on 3D perlin noise - this is a basic cloud like random generator - but when mixed with other algorithms, complex and exciting results can happen.

    The visual rendering system is based on the 'Distance Estimation / Ray Marching' technique normally used to render 3D fractals, but here used to create cube and grid worlds. There are no wireframes or meshes involved - no timelines, keyframes or fancy user interfaces - everything is expressed as math and formula in lines of code, including all the animation and distortion effects (often synced to the music's BPM) and all the camera movement.

    The result is 'Clouds in Cloudless Skies' - Bladerunner meets Koyaanisqatsi meets Minecraft. An ambitious, passionate exploration of random infinite beauty through the art of computer programming.

    Made with the Processing programming language.

    Glenn Marshall
    butterfly.ie

    Hello Moth
    hellomoth.com

    (download the song here)
    Bandcamp: http://bit.ly/1uxnUVd
    iTunes: http://bit.ly/1k32GKv

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  3. In 1993, candid conversations between Charles Bukowski, his wife, and his producer took place in Bukowski’s home during the recording session for his classic Run With the Hunted.

    This is our animated re-imagining of that conversation.

    Produced by Quoted for HarperCollins.

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  4. Annecy Animation Festival Official Selection
    ASIFA Animation Festival Music Video 1st Place Winner
    Fantoche Film Festival
    Woodstock Film Festival
    Newport Beach Film Festival
    Chicago International Movies and Music Festival

    Motionographer Article: http://goo.gl/DmSB6u
    Stash Article: http://goo.gl/VWEKwV

    Directors:
    Kris Merc cargocollective.com/krismerc
    Benjy Brooke benjybrooke.com/
    Production Company: Ataboy ataboystudios.com/
    Creative Director: Vikkal Parikh
    Story: Kris Merc, Benjy Brooke, Vikkal Parikh
    Designers: Benjy Brooke, Ellen Su, Kris Merc
    Animators: Benjy Brooke, Ellen Su, Zeynep Aydogmus, Scott Wilkinson, Arthur Guttilla, Yana Pan, Monika Norcross, Christine Kim
    Compositor: Adam Van Dine
    Editor: Jeremy Baumann
    3D Artist: Emily Zurl
    Storyboards: Benjy Brooke, Takeia Dunlop
    Producer: James Howell
    Executive Producer: Karen Hennegan

    Song credits:
    Recorded at Mophonics Music + Sound in Venice, CA
    "Mojo Thunder" Produced, Recorded and Mixed by Josh Marcy
    Mastering by Kelly Hibbert
    ℗ and © Mophonics and the Peach Kings

    thepeachkings.com
    Buy the "Mojo Thunder" single and EP here: itunes.apple.com/us/album/mojo-thunder-ep-ep/id879192585
    facebook.com/peachkings
    soundcloud.com/thepeachkings

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  5. 2014 CalArts Winter Institute
    Directed by Seungah yoo
    Music: The Kilimanjaro Darkjazz Ensemble - I Forsee The Dark Ahead, If I Stay
    (youtube.com/watch?v=pnVaaKT9tg4)

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