Behind the scenes:
Directed by: Filip Sterckx
DOP: Pierre Schreuder
3D animation / Editing: Filip Sterckx
Production: Pierre Schreuder, Filip Sterckx
Technical support: Aitor Biedma
Production assistant: Nils Goddeeris
Thanks to: Het Depot, Stake5, Cools multimedia, Tom Brewaeys, Birgit Sterckx, Antoon Verbeeck, Pieter-Jan Boghe
Realização: Daniel Franke & Cedric Kiefer
“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 â€“ constant and indefinite at the same time â€“ â€œburstsâ€ 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 â€œpaintingâ€, 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 â€œalternative worldsâ€ we
project (VilÃ©m 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.
text: Sandra Moskova”
nominated for the for the MuVi Award:
see video in full quallity:
Final Cut Pro
Music: “Tom Petty” by lehtmojoe
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Some people dream of sitting on a beach in Tahiti or sailing around the world.
Benjamin’s travel dream was to hitchhike around the USA for a year.
He wanted to meet people from all walks of life and learn about the world through a simple adventure.
The video took 3 months to shoot and 2 years to create (although Benjamin’s a hitchhiker and wasn’t slaving away for 12 hours a day or anything :).
This video is just the start of his adventures to live an exciting, wise life and you can find free lessons to help you start traveling at adventuresauce.com/2012/03/vimeo/.
Check the long version (relatively): vimeo.com/adventuresauce/hitchlong ”
SyncBody CINEMA4D R13 project file
Video: Daihei Shibata
Artwork: Hiroshi Sato(Semitransparent Design/aloye)
Realizado por: Andrew Thomas Huang (bio. “Andrew Huang is a commercial and music video director living in Los Angeles.” +)
WINNER at SLAMDANCE 2012 of the Special Jury Prize for Experimental Short
Cast Featuring: Mary Elise Hayden, Marissa Merrill & Dustin Edward
Executive Producers: David Lyons & Andrew Huang
Producers: Laura Merians & Stephanie Marshall
Cinematographer: Laura Merians
Production Designer: Hugh Zeigler
Costume Designer: Lindsey Mortensen
Hair & Makeup Designer: Jennifer Cunningham
Sound Design & Original Score: Andrew Huang
A Moo Studios & Future You Production
Copyright 2012 Andrew Huang All Rights Reserved.