1. unnamed soundsculpture

    04:56

    from onformative / Added

    101K Plays / / 45 Comments

    Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer project documentation : http://www.onformative.com/work/unnamed-soundsculpture/ produced by: www.onformative.com www.chopchop.cc Documentation: http://vimeo.com/38850289 Dancer: Laura Keil The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinefabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective. The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static, inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes. Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems so real that it comes to life again. nominated for the for the MuVi Award: kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html

    + More details
    • unnamed soundsculpture

      04:56

      from Daniel Franke / Added

      650K Plays / / 196 Comments

      Project by Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer produced by: www.onformative.com www.chopchop.cc Documentation: http://vimeo.com/38505448 Music: Machinefabriek "Kreukeltape" http://www.machinefabriek.nu/ Text: Sandra Moskova The basic idea of the project is built upon the consideration of creating a moving sculpture from the recorded motion data of a real person. For our work we asked a dancer to visualize a musical piece (Kreukeltape by Machinenfabriek) as closely as possible by movements of her body. She was recorded by three depth cameras (Kinect), in which the intersection of the images was later put together to a three-dimensional volume (3d point cloud), so we were able to use the collected data throughout the further process. The three-dimensional image allowed us a completely free handling of the digital camera, without limitations of the perspective. The camera also reacts to the sound and supports the physical imitation of the musical piece by the performer. She moves to a noise field, where a simple modification of the random seed can consistently create new versions of the video, each offering a different composition of the recorded performance. The multi-dimensionality of the sound sculpture is already contained in every movement of the dancer, as the camera footage allows any imaginable perspective. The body – constant and indefinite at the same time – “bursts” the space already with its mere physicality, creating a first distinction between the self and its environment. Only the body movements create a reference to the otherwise invisible space, much like the dots bounce on the ground to give it a physical dimension. Thus, the sound-dance constellation in the video does not only simulate a purely virtual space. The complex dynamics of the body movements is also strongly self-referential. With the complex quasi-static, inconsistent forms the body is “painting”, a new reality space emerges whose simulated aesthetics goes far beyond numerical codes. Similar to painting, a single point appears to be still very abstract, but the more points are connected to each other, the more complex and concrete the image seems. The more perfect and complex the “alternative worlds” we project (Vilém Flusser) and the closer together their point elements, the more tangible they become. A digital body, consisting of 22 000 points, thus seems so real that it comes to life again. nominated for the for the MuVi Award: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/en/competitions/muvi-award/selection.html see video in full quallity: www.daniel-franke.com/unnamed_soundsculpture.mov HQ Stills http://www.flickr.com/photos/37752604@N05/sets/72157629203600952/

      + More details
      • SOUND SCULPTURES

        04:48

        from Daniel Franke / Added

        16.8K Plays / / 18 Comments

        Visualization based on Expressions in AFX. music: alva noto . u_09-1-2 taken from 'alva noto . unitxt' © 2008 raster-noton www.wearechopchop.com www.daniel-franke.com

        + More details
        • Thomas Azier - Angelene (official video)

          04:14

          from sander houtkruijer / Added

          102K Plays / / 27 Comments

          Directed by Sander Houtkruijer Cinematography by Lauro Cress Produced by www.chopchop.cc Producer - Daniel Franke 1AD - Imri Kahn AC - Carlos Andres Lopez Grip - Max Preiss Gaffer - Norwin Hatschbach Electrician - Christopher Reiners Set design - Ben Roth, Steffi Bühlmaier Styling - Laura Renard Make-up artist - Theo Schnürer Make-up assistant - Kerrie Ann Murphy Production Assistant - Claas Ebeling 3D artist - Andreas Nicolas Fischer Compositing - Burkhard Kalytta Color Grading - Johannes Hubrich Featuring: Xenia and Thomas Azier With: Robin Hunt, Daniel Franke, Kai Kreuzmueller, Kirsten Burger, Martin Deckert, Kiril Bikov Dancers: Nicola Mascia, Helga Wretman, Shiran Eliaserov, Pauliina Aladin, Asaf Aharonson, Amit Elan Thanks to: Bastian Christ, Storz & Escherich, Voin de Voin, Lucinda Dayhew and all the extras www.facebook.com/wearechopchop The track 'Angelene' is written and produced by Thomas Azier www.thomasazier.com www.facebook.com/thomasazier

          + More details
          • Tolose - Designing Chimneys

            04:12

            from Daniel Franke / Added

            3,725 Plays / / 3 Comments

            Official selection of the Backup-Festival in Weimar: http://www.backup-festival.de/en The basic idea for the Designing Chimneys video we owe to a Ramadan-ridden Syrian cab-driver who let us buy the exquisite oriental beats mix-tape he played for us during our ride through Damascus; it was decorated with the great 80ies hot-air-balloon prints we let the band ride in through the multitude of comicy, fairytalish, dystopian or intoxicated sceneries that accompany the soundscape of the song. The collaged imagery derives from all sources we could get our thievish hands on; old postcards, posters & papers, friends face-book-foto-albums, random peoples Flickr accounts and of course I-Stock stock (the neat watermarks are all included). We had our fun drawing additional visuals from the Best Of gallery of our useless art-school education and other popular culture trash baskets and so the worlds second most annoying fish Nemo gets eaten by Hirst’s poetic formaldehyde-shark and general MacArthur exchanges his victorious cigar with Magritte’s non-existent pipe; we have Koons poppy dine on cat-food in the disco while his rabbit step dances with fair Bavarian Bier-Mädchen. The tiling of the disco sequence has been generously provided by Warhol, Mondrian & Dali. Bush & other favourite Russian dictators all take their fall (into the ocean pit or otherwise) before the balloon disappears back into the ear channel of revived Financial crisis hero Marx. - When Simon asked us to do a video for Tolose the relative spatial distance between Copenhagen and Berlin formed a little bump on the road. Through modern day miracles like digicams & Email, along with the friendly intervention of Mr. Malmkvist & his blue box we were able to slip his stop motion sequences of the band members smoothly into our all-fake universe. Song: Simon Lambrecht Finne & TOLOSE Lyrics: Simon Lambrecht Finne Video: Mikala Hyldig Dal & Daniel Franke wearechopchop.com Stop Motion Photos: Jesper Malmkvist

            + More details
            • Marteria - Big Bang

              04:09

              from ChopChop / Added

              2,782 Plays / / 0 Comments

              Directed by Sander Houtkruijer and Daniel Franke Produced by www.chopchop.cc Producer - Daniel Franke DOP - Lauro Cress Set design - Ben Roth and Steffi Bühlmeier Choreography - Kiani del Valle Styling - Laura Renard Hair & Make up - Theo Schnürer (Blossom Management) Dancers: Daybee Dee, Dominique Rosales, Marita Pohle, Tatiana Mejia with: Tobias Schmidt, Anna Kærsgaard Gregersen, Sandra Buehler, Pablo Fernandez 1AD - Imri Kahn Production Assistant - Clas Ebeling Production Assistant - Sandra Bühler Styling Assistant - Stephanie Ballentine 1st AC- Albrecht von Grünhagen 2nd AC - Carl Evers Grip - Max Preiss Gaffer - Paul Rohlfs Electrician - Emma Simon Electrician - Jesse Mazuch Car grip - MCC Post production - Storz & Escherich Sound design -Jochen Jesuzek Catering - Laurin Hackney https://www.facebook.com/wearechopchop

              + More details
              • Marteria - Kids (2 Finger an den Kopf)

                03:50

                from ChopChop / Added

                15K Plays / / 1 Comment

                Directed by Sander Houtkruijer Produced by www.chopchop.cc Producer - Daniel Franke Producer - Christopher Kane With: Lorraine Nuzia and Linda Reimer DOP - Matthias Biber and Maximililan Dreusch 1AD - Imri Kahn 2AD and Choreography - Kiani del Valle 1AC - Christopher Haug Electrician - Markus Große Styling - Christina van Zon Styling Assistant - Federica Roncaldier Make up - Theo Schnürer Make up Assistant - Kerrie Ann Murphy Props - Friederike Gast Set runners - Jorge Becker and Lucian Knefeli Editing - Carl Seiffarth Color Grading - Johannnes Hilser Thanks to: Barmer, Superfit, Leap and all the extras!!!! https://www.facebook.com/wearechopchop

                + More details
                • MARTERIA feat. Peter Fox Sekundenschlaf

                  03:39

                  from Storz & Escherich / Added

                  31.8K Plays / / 11 Comments

                  Postproduction // CGI compositing of Marterias' musicvideo "Sekundenschlaf" featuring Peter Fox. Shot on a Canon 5d Mark II Concept: www.wearechopchop.com Post: www.storzescherich.de Director: Daniel Franke Stop Motion: Pascal Dorn, Markus Rückelt DOP: Maximilian Linus Dreusch Client: Four Music // Sony Music

                  + More details
                  • Kid Simius - The King of Rock 'n' Roll

                    03:37

                    from Kid Simius / Added

                    4,646 Plays / / 3 Comments

                    Directors - Daniel Franke + Sander Houtkruijer Cinematography - Carlos Andres Lopez Assistant camera - Catalina Fernandez produced by: www.wearechopchop.com http://www.facebook.com/kidsimius Order the new 8-Track-EP called 'El Clásico': http://www.merchstore.net/kidsimius

                    + More details
                    • Marteria "Zum Koenig Geboren"

                      03:36

                      from Daniel Franke / Added

                      15K Plays / / 15 Comments

                      Dir. Daniel Franke / Martin W. Maier www.wearechopchop.com & www.martin-w-maier.de 2009 Official selection of the MuVi-Preis at the Kurzfilmtage in Oberhausen: http://www.kurzfilmtage.de/ won the MuVi-Audience-Award red dot: best of the best (junior award) red dot award: communication design 2009 http://en.red-dot.org/3391+M5045bea3034.html Dok Fest Kassel - http://www.filmladen.de/dokfest/aktuelles/ Bolzano Shorfilm Festival - http://www.operenuove.it/ MUSEEK Festival - http://www.museekfestival.ru/en/ Oldenburger Kurzfilmtage - www.zwergwerk.net Making Of: http://vimeo.com/4391760

                      + More details

                      What are Tags?

                      Tags

                      Tags are keywords that describe videos. For example, a video of your Hawaiian vacation might be tagged with "Hawaii," "beach," "surfing," and "sunburn."