1. Optimist


    from Brian Thomson / Added

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    This video was shot at the Sri Sri Radha Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah. Their annual Festival of Colors was a great opportunity to test the slow-mo capabilities of my Cannon 7D. After hearing Zoe Keating perform this song in Portland, OR I was inspired to edit this footage to her beautiful music. I hope that she and her son enjoy the video.

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    • Pearl and the Beard - Will Smith Medley


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      This is what we have to show after 9 cookies, 2.3 miles, and 5 hours on a warm day last month. Will Smith, feel free to send us your Pearl and the Beard Medley. Press Release - http://thefamilyrecords.com/pearl-and-the-beard-on-wnyc-tour/ Pearl and the Beard's website - www.pearlandthebeard.com

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      • A Song of Our Warming Planet


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        When faced with the challenge of sharing the latest climate change discoveries, scientists often rely on data graphics and technical illustrations. University of Minnesota undergrad Daniel Crawford came up with a completely different approach. He’s using his cello to communicate the latest climate science through music. Thermometer measurements show the average global temperature has risen about 1.4 °F (0.8 °C) since 1880. Typically, this warming is illustrated visually with line plots or maps showing year-by-year changes in annual temperatures. As an alternative, Crawford used an approach called data sonification to convert global temperature records into a series of musical notes. The final result, “A Song of Our Warming Planet,” came about following a conversation Crawford had with geography professor Scott St. George during an internship. St. George asked Crawford about the possibility of turning a set of data into music. “Data visualizations are effective for some people, but they aren’t the best way to reach everyone,” says St. George. “Instead of giving people something to look at, Dan’s performance gives them something they can feel.” Crawford based his composition on surface temperature data from NASA’s Goddard Institute of Space Studies. The temperature data were mapped over a range of three octaves, with the coldest year on record (–0.47 °C in 1909) set to the lowest note on the cello (open C). Each ascending halftone is equal to roughly 0.03°C of planetary warming. In Crawford’s composition, each note represents a year, ordered from 1880 to 2012. The pitch reflects the average temperature of the planet relative to the 1951–80 base line. Low notes represent relatively cool years, while high notes signify relatively warm ones. The result is a haunting sequence that traces the warming of our planet year by year since the late 19th century. During a run of cold years between the late 1800s and early 20th century, the cello is pushed towards the lower limit of its range. The piece moves into the mid-register to track the modest warming that occurred during the 1940s. As the sequence approaches the present, the cello reaches higher and higher notes, reflecting the string of warm years in the 1990s and 2000s. Crawford hopes other researchers and artists will use or adapt his composition to support science outreach, and has released the score and sound files under a Creative Commons license. “Climate scientists have a standard toolbox to communicate their data,” says Crawford. “We’re trying to add another tool to that toolbox, another way to communicate these ideas to people who might get more out of music than maps, graphs and numbers.” The video ends with a stark message: Scientists predict the planet will warm by another 1.8 degrees Celsius (3.2 degrees Fahrenheit) by the end of this century. This additional warming would produce a series of notes beyond the range of human hearing. ----- Support for this project was provided by the Institute on the Environment, the College of Liberal Arts, the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program and the School of Music at the University of Minnesota. Video production by Elizabeth Giorgi. Sound recording and engineering by Michael Duffy.

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        • The iPad Orchestra


          from Ilya Plavunov / Added

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          "Sweet Dream" performed live for audience on 20.08.2010 by "The iPad Orchestra" on 4 iPads. Composed by Ilya Plavunov. iPad Orchestra used Seline HD http://bit.ly/daDiCr for the performance

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          • Diego Stocco - Experibass


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            UPDATE 03/24/15: I released an album of 8 tracks I composed and played with the Experibass. http://gum.co/EXPRB and I also created a Producer's Edition with 100 rhythmic loops, that you can use to bring the rhythmic character of the Experibass into your own productions http://gum.co/EXPPE UPDATE 11/18/11: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Revelations: UPDATE 12/01/10: I got credited as Featured Solo Performer with my Experibass on Jesper Kyd score of Assassin's Creed Brotherhood: http://is.gd/i7tLj UPDATE 12/17/09: I played the Experibass on Hans Zimmer's score for Sherlock Holmes: http://bit.ly/81dfYX More info and pictures here: http://bit.ly/8J9ymg Few weeks ago I visited a luthier looking for instruments parts, I had an idea in mind for an instrument I wanted to build. My curiosity was to hear the sound of violin, viola and cello strings amplified through the body of a double bass. I came up with a quadruple-neck experimental "something" that I thought to call Experibass. To play it I used cello and double bass bows, a little device I built with fishing line and hose clamps, a paintbrush, a fork, spoons, a kick drum pedal and a drum stick. I hope you'll like it! Thanks to luthier John Wu for providing me the parts, even though I warned him that I was probably going to create a "monster" : ) At this link you can see some pictures with more detailed descriptions: http://www.behance.net/Gallery/Experibass/312989 UPDATE 10/24/09. If you'd like to connect on Twitter: twitter.com/DiegoStocco

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            • Johann Pachelbel Canon in D Original Instruments


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              Johann Pachelbel's beautiful interweaving of melody & harmony performed on original instruments by Voices of Music. Featuring Katherine Kyme, Carla Moore & Cynthia Freivogel, baroque violin; Tanya Tomkins, baroque cello, Hanneke van Proosdij, baroque organ; David Tayler, theorbo. Soundtrack at voicesofmusic.org and magnatune.com

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              • Evgeny Grinko - Серенада


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                1) Сольная, реже ансамблевая инструментальная пьеса, воспроизводящая черты вокальной 2) Циклическое ансамблевое инструментальное произведение, родственное кассации, дивертисменту и ноктюрну. Первоначально создавалось в честь какой-либо особы и предназначалось для исполнения на открытом воздухе; в конце 18 в. утратило прикладное значение. Оператор: Алексей Байков Аккордеон: Алиса Кудашева Альт: Никита Скиба Виолончель: Яна Чекина Скрипки: Влада Понятовская и Анна Афанасьева Спасибо Юрию Владимировичу за альтруизм и домашний южный коньяк и Даше Шестаковой за помощь в осуществлении.

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                • Spike Jonze Presents: Lil Buck and Yo-Yo Ma


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                  Interesting creative moment. Is this the future of ballet and dance in America?

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                  • Behind the Scenes - Caleb Jones Photo Shoot


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                    This is a behind the scenes look of a photo shoot with THE Strobist aka, David Hobby. I've had a few opportunities to assist David and one of the things that really stands out to me is his interaction with his subjects. I tired to capture his interaction with the man being photographed and highlight that in this video. He really enables people to forget they are being photographed and to just relax. The whole while he's making adjustments in his camera and light settings. Multi-tasking without having to think about it. Just intuitively making photos. It's really a sight to see. The shoot took place late in the day and with the lake, setting sun, photos, and music, it was a pretty cool scene. I was filming on my iPhone 3Gs so between that and the fading light the quality isn't so great. As an aside, the geese used this area of the lake as their own personal bathroom and David spared no expense getting low for the shots at the end. Major props for that! When we finished, it was too dark to see if there was any collateral damage. Dave Kile (Twitter @Dave6163) is the other assistant on this shoot. If you got anything out of this video, please leave a comment. Hopefully I will be able to provide more behind the scenes looks in the future.

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                    • Mason Jar Music Presents... Josh Garrels


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                      "Words Remain" Written and Performed by Josh Garrels Produced, Arranged, Recorded, Mixed, Filmed, and Edited by Mason Jar Music Recorded and filmed live in an old church late at night. Please listen with speakers or headphones. Produced and mixed by Dan Knobler & Jon Seale Arranged by Ian Davis & Kris Nolte Conducted by Kris Nolte Engineered by Dan Knobler, Alan Gordon, and Jacob Blumberg Video Directed and Edited by Andrew Ellis Filmed by Andrew Ellis and Sasha Aleksandra Arutyunova Color by Alan Gordon Mason Jar Music Logo by Sonya Dissin Musicians: Susan Mandel - Cello Rick Quantz - Viola Josh Henderson - Violin Patti Kilroy - Violin Pat Swoboda - Bass Meryl Zimmerman, Cassie Kirk, and Justin Ballard - Choir Heather Harz, Rose Rutledge - Flutes Mike McCoy - Alto Flute Matt Porter, Zack Rosen, John Bishop, David McTiernan, and Zubin Hensler - Bell Choir Special Thanks to Matt Veligdan For more info on Josh Garrels: http://www.JoshGarrels.com -------------------------------------------- "Mason Jar Music Presents" is a video concert series inspired by the peacefulness and tranquility of the old buildings that continue to dot New York City's 21st-century landscape. These productions provide a setting and space for fresh, unique music with compelling arrangements that breathe new life into each song. Each episode is dreamed up and brought to life wholly by the Mason Jar Music team. Songs are carefully selected from the artist’s repertoire and re-imagined with arrangements for strings, woodwinds and other assorted orchestral colors. Mason Jar Music is a collective of music makers trained in production, arranging, composition and recording. They all live and work together in a residential studio in Brooklyn, NY. In addition to producing, recording and/or mixing records for a variety of artists, Mason Jar Music specializes in film scores, original music for film and television, concert videos, and other audio/visual productions. http://www.MasonJarMusic.com

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