Marvelous City deals with the representation of various reality forms which
are influenced by our contemporary society.
Do we seriously question and work towards our dreamlike concepts and
expectations, or are we at risk to get lost within them, without ever ful filling
In this video we explore the inner connection of points in time
throughout our minds, physical space and the digital world, using 3D Scans of
the band WOMAN and VHS recordings of our city.
Our work tries to express the important moment in which we dare to
transform from our state, and start to embody our own concept of reality
beyond the temporary position and perception.
Dmitry Zakharov and Jake Harrison Meyer are a creative duo from Cologne.
In their work they are trying to make reality more visible, fluid and
Woman - Marvelous City is taken from "Happy Freedom" LP by Asmara Records out 12th of May.
music written an performed by Woman; produced by Zebo Adam.# vimeo.com/208293840 Uploaded 11.5K Plays 383 Likes 12 Comments
Symmetry, from the Emergence LP: maxcooper.lnk.to/Emergence
Symmetry is one of the most fundamental principles of nature, and also forms the basis of music. So this music video is an important early chapter in the Emergence audio-visual project, which starts with visualisations of the basic building blocks of nature, setting the stage for the physical universe to come into being, and later planets, life, civilisation, and technology (the whole story and project is explained at: emergence.maxcooper.net).
Symmetry is the idea that one aspect of a system can change while another remains constant. The idea of natural laws themselves, rely on the forms of symmetry that mean the same forces will apply to you as they do to me, independently of our position in space or time. And scientists searches for natures symmetries lie at the heart of much of our best models of reality (see Noether's Theorem or more recent uses of symmetries in things like the 'amplituhedron'!).
The principle is also responsible for music, in that our enjoyment of tonality, melody, harmony and rhythm comes from our subconscious appreciation of different types of patterns (i.e. symmetries) in sound waves.
The idea of Symmetry was explored in the video by Kevin McGloughlin, using simple symmetrical forms (primarily the circle), and symmetrical operations applied to them - rotations, translations and reflections. The animation demonstrates the beauty of this simple concept when applied in an iterative journey towards ever increasing complexity, both visually and musically.
The audio track originally came from preparations for a live piano and electronics show with Tom Hodge. I had some chords and glitches we were playing with in combination with a simple piano motif. We decided to try some live Fender Rhodes with it during practice and it all came to life.
Luckily we recorded the whole session so I had a load of stock content to play with when it came to turning the project into the album intro. My reasoning was that the intro should be about symmetry because of it's basic role in nature, and the development and form of the track, going so glitchy from a simple melodic motif starting point, should work with applications of ever more complex symmetrical manipulation - emergence from symmetry, just as Kevin delivered.
Amazingly, Kevin didn't use automated sync points from the stems of the audio project - or to put it another way, Kevin painstakingly set up all of those edits by hand, hats off to him for his perseverance on that!
Thanks for having a read, watch and a listen! - max
When I first heard Symmetry I was blown away by its impact and it really struck a chord with me... On hearing the concept for the track, this feeling was empowered tenfold. After much discussion with Max, we arrived at a conclusive concept for the visual.
I represented conservation laws by the use of a simple circle repetition. This circle form took on many new characteristics and evolved in complexity throughout the course of it's journey, though every new form is an evolution / adaptation of the initial circle. I used a variety of techniques in an attempt to convey the idea of this ever evolving complexity within symmetry.
Starting with minimal moire patterns, moving into 3d depth and finally ending up with massive distortions and adaptations using a technique I developed 'Digi-Cut', displaying various moments in time offset by tiny fractions. This was an effort to demonstrate pre-universe ideas and the introduction of organic matter in relation to symmetry.
It was an absolute honour to work on this project with Max, in particular on 'Symmetry', which is my personal favourite piece on Emergence.
(brand new insta) instagram.com/kevinmcgloughlin_gram/# vimeo.com/204736859 Uploaded 233K Plays 2,529 Likes 102 Comments
A 'music film' by Kristof Brandl and shot by Christophe Collette that questions our perception of reality and memory, with vfx by Shed. Ghostly and compelling images draw the viewer into a conflict that repeats itself. After losing everything, material possessions, love, and perhaps even sanity, a robot injects the male character with a futuristic drug that lets him re-live precious moments that once made him feel alive. Traveling back to memories frozen in time, our character wishes to make the past his future.
Director - Kristof Brandl
Starring - Jasmina Parent and Ryon Everett
Cinematographer - Christophe Collette
Camera Assistant - Jacques Bernier
Electro - Hugo Roy
Gripping - Cody Larocque and Dustan Mcbain
Stunt Coordination - Alex Cadieux and Martin Williams
Production Assistant - Stephane Petrisor
Visual Effects / Animation - SHED (shedmtl.com)
VFX Superviser - Sylvain Lebeau
Colour Correction - Charles-Étienne Pascal
Sound Design - Mathieu Morin / La Majeur (lamajeure.com)
Video Producer - Vlad Cojocaru
Executive Producer - Sach Baylin-Stern
Production Company - Antler Inc.
Label - Bonsound (bonsound.com)# vimeo.com/127758642 Uploaded 140K Plays 4,634 Likes 91 Comments
Una producción de O
Dirigido por María Sosa Betancor
Con Ariadna Montfort & Sascha Kozeltsov
Productores Ejecutivos Emilia Fort & Rafa Montilla
Producido por Fiona Vidal-Quadras
Director de Fotografía Fran Ríos
Diseño VFX Conrado López
Directora de Arte Alexandra Jordana
Estilismo Aina Giró
Maquillaje y Peluquería Natalia Albert
Composición VFX Conrado López, Alejandro Gázquez & Marisol Simó
Color Lluís Velamazán
3D Artist Toni Ponix
Títulos de crédito Affaire
Coordinador de Postproducción Yukio Montilla
Ayudante Dirección Laura Ruiz
Jefa de Producción Ana Hernández
Ayudantes de Producción Luna Callís & Héctor García
Ayudante de cámara Alex Ríos
Auxiliar de cámara Miquel Rubís
Asistente de Arte Sara Oliva
Atrezzo Anna Palomar
Director de Casting Edu Pérez
Jefe de Eléctricos Yago Ruiz
Eléctricos Pablo Miralles, Alex Simó, Pere Estupinyà, Hector Julian & Dani Simón
Dobles de cuerpo
Olga de la Iglesia & Robbie Whitehead
Muchas gracias a Amor y Lujo Studio, Luís Cerveró, Grip Support, Banzai Studio, Pastisseria Comas, Jessica Boston.# vimeo.com/195287320 Uploaded 19.3K Plays 223 Likes 3 Comments
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