Tribocycle by Ben Ridgway

Tribocycle by Ben Ridgway - http://www.vjstv.com/tribocycle-ben-ridgway/

An infinite design. A moment in time. A moving meditation.
“Tribocycle” is designed as a looping movie for large scale projections and installations.
Sizes- 4k square, 4k, 1080p

Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival,
Digital Dome at the Institute of American Indian Arts | New Mexico | June 2014

Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014

Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014

Guest Artist Installation | Boomfest 2014

Tribocycle (c) 2013 by Ben Ridgway

Citius, Altius, Fortius by Felix Deimann

Citius, Altius, Fortius by Felix Deimann - http://www.vjstv.com/citius-altius-fortius-felix-deimann/

My thesis, the experimental animation „Citius, Altius, Fortius“ (Latin for „Faster, Higher, Stronger“- the Olympic motto) explores the interplay of abstract shapes and motions.
How can the substance of motion be visualized. What degree of abstraction allows a communication with the viewer.
Therefor movements of famous Olympians where digitalised into 3D through motion tracking and rotoscoping of original footage of Olympic competitions. Camera motions and playback speed of the footage were borrowed and the movements of the athletes were recreated frame by frame.
The specific character of each sport is reflected in the visual language and the illustration of its motions.

Music by Kreng (humanworkshop.com)

NODE13 - Forum for Digital Arts, Documentary

NODE13 - Forum for Digital Arts, Documentary - http://www.vjstv.com/node13-forum-digital-arts-documentary/

This is the official video documentation of
NODE13 – Forum for Digital Arts, February 2013, Frankfurter Kunstverein, Germany
node.vvvv.org

Paoloreste Gelfo and his team of ambitious videographers followed every stage of the festival and
have taken hours of video footage, to create a documentary about NODE13. NODE is a biannual reunion of vvvv developers, users, artists and activists. It is an international platform, with talks, workshops and an exhibition. A platform to share knowledge and to meet each other- also away from keyboard.

Direction: Paoloreste Gelfo paoloreste.tumblr.com/ and vimeo.com/user5329150
Editor/Colorist/Graphic: Antonio Labbro Francia vimeo.com/user3449801
Music: Edisonnoside soundcloud.com/edisonnoside

Production Coordination: Jeanne Charlotte Vogt
Camera: Constantin Urban, Paoloreste Gelfo, Markus Haertel, Yannic Bill

This video was made possible with the help of
meso.net
wirmachenbunt.de
m-box.de
vvvv.org

Commisioned by NODE Verein zur Förderung Digitaler Kultur. node.vvvv.org

Wild Beasts - Mecca

Wild Beasts - Mecca - http://www.vjstv.com/wild-beasts-mecca/

Animated music video for Wild Beasts ‘Mecca’ the third single to be taken from the band’s fourth album.

Full Credits:
Directed, Animated and Edited by Kate Moross
Commissioner: John Moule
Record Label: Domino Records
Art Direction: Kate Moross
Assistant Art Director: Guy Field
Producer: Harvey Ascott
Exec Producer: Jamie Clark
Production Company: My Accomplice
Post Production Company: Studio Moross
DoP: Matt Fox
Focus Puller: Mike Linforth
Camera Assistant: Daniella Kitchiner
Jib Operator: Dan Lobo Pires
Gaffer: Andrew McBrearty
Spark: Adam Bell
DIT: Sarah Peczec
Hair & Make Up: Natasha Lawes
Runner : Jamie Adams
Runner : Tom Coley
Background filming by Linus Kraemer & Chelsea White
Intern at Studio Moross: Chelsea White

OK Go - The Writing’s On the Wall

OK Go - The Writing’s On the Wall - http://www.vjstv.com/ok-go-writings-wall/

Optical illusions and in camera tricks fill this new video for OK Go.

FACES ON FILM - THE RULE

FACES ON FILM - THE RULE - http://www.vjstv.com/faces-film-rule/

a tale of loss and redemption.

From the Album Elite Lines - smarturl.it/e1ixqe
Directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada
Animation and Effects: Cameron Clark
Produced by Sarah Lawson
Director of Photography: Todd Banhazl
EP for Doomsday Entertainment: Danielle Hinde
Edited by Carlos Lopez Estrada and Alan Michnoff
AC: Yoni Klein
PA: Aaron Trujillo

2014 Fenway Recordings
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Winter In Venice at The Venetian, Macau

Winter In Venice at The Venetian, Macau - http://www.vjstv.com/winter-venice-venetian-macau/

A Laservision Project
Content Design and Production – The Electric Canvas

City of Sydney - Chinese New Year 2012

City of Sydney - Chinese New Year 2012 - http://www.vjstv.com/city-sydney-chinese-new-year-2012/

Hosted by City of Sydney, the Chinese New Year festival celebrates the contribution of asian communities to Sydney and the central business district. A week of cultural celebrations and events culminates in a new twilight parade. The Electric Canvas produced the content and provided all technology and equipment for large scale building projection at the 2012 festival.

18F44 by Raven Kwok

18F44 by Raven Kwok - http://www.vjstv.com/18f44-raven-kwok/

18F44 is a further study based on EDF0 (vimeo.com/43752422), the recursive structure was first extended to three dimensional protrusion based on a regular hexagon as 18F44 demo (vimeo.com/52062612). In this version, the base regular hexagon is replaced by a group of six intersecting planes to provide more complexity. In addition, I create a more flexible controlling mechanism which allows me to separately play with each child on each level of the structure. You can see processes of “growth”, “mutation”,”protrusion” and “disintegration” in this movie clip demonstration.

The whole visual image is generated real-time in Processing.

My friend and collaborator, Wack Wang (wackwang.com), composed this amazing soundtrack for this piece of work.

1194D by Raven Kwok

1194D by Raven Kwok - http://www.vjstv.com/1194d-raven-kwok/

1194D is originally a tweak of 115C8 (vimeo.com/45569702), one of my “Algorithmic Creature” series based on recursive triangle subdivision. The idea and complexity of the work started to go beyond the initial expectation after I decided to experiment with multiple “creatures” co-existing within the environment. So I created this grid with regular tetrahedron as its unit cell, put these triangle-based “creatures” into this environment and tested their mutation and combination in various ways.

The entire work is programmed and generated in Processing, with a few scenes using some blur and blend modes in Premiere during composition stage.

The soundtrack is “mac os and windows (re:interpretation)” by + (freemusicarchive.org/music/_2810/FugaYK/mac_os_and_windows_reinterpretation).

Update Feb.05, 2014:
2nd Prize for Reykjavik Visual Music Punto y Raya Festival 2014

Mirage by Ralf Baecker

Mirage by Ralf Baecker - http://www.vjstv.com/mirage-ralf-baecker/

The installation “Mirage” uses principles from optics (astronomy/telescopes) and artificial neural network research to form a projection apparatus. Mirage generates a synthesised landscape based on its perception through a fluxgate magnetometer (Förster Sonde). A fluxgate magnetometer registers the magnetic field of the earth which is dependent on the suns activity and feeds it into a unsupervised learning algorithm for analyzation. At the same time the algorithm, that is based on the principle of a helmholz machine, “hallucinates” variations of the previously analyzed signal.
This variations are translated into a two dimensional matrix that physically transforms a thin mirror sheet by 48 muscle wire actors. The surface of the mirror sheet changes analog to the systems state. A thin laser line is directed on the mirror surface in a acute angle to generate a depth landscape like projection on the wall. Through the constant shifting signals the projection resembles a subliminal wandering through a landscape.
In 2013 Geoff Hinton, one of the leading researchers in the area of artificial neural networks and deep learning, joined Google to support them on various products that use AI and learning algorithms. He introduced back-propagation algorithms for training muli-layerd neural networks. One of his contributions to the field of unsupervised learing algorithms is the so called “Helmholtz Machine”, a machine which uses the principle of a wake-sleep-algorithm to consolidate its neural network. The alogrithm is trained during the wake phase by sensory input. In the sleep-phase it cuts-off its sensory input and feeds the network backwards with random patterns. On its input layer it generates versions of is previously perceived images of the world.
I am speculating that the computers in the enormous Google data-centers cut off their perception (search queries, user behaviour, speech regognition, image data) once a day and start to “sleep”. What do their “dreams” look like?

Ralf Baecker, 2014
rlfbckr.org/mirage

Produced by LEAP Gallery, Berlin
leapknecht.de

Cody Alan - Heart Like a Rabbit

Cody Alan - Heart Like a Rabbit - http://www.vjstv.com/cody-alan-heart-like-rabbit/

Music Video directed and animated by AFSchepperd. The song is by Cody Alan.

I’ll try to answer any questions you post.

KaapiN - Melusina (PART II)

KaapiN - Melusina (PART II) - http://www.vjstv.com/kaapin-melusina-part-ii/

PART II “Melusina” (2014)

Melusina is a collaborative music video project of KaapiN and Megan Palero -

Inspired by western legend of freshwaters, Melusina depicts the outline of social disorder in a state of normlessness.

Music by KaapiN
Michael Nuesca [Vocal Orchestra, Melodica]
Rotsanjani Mojica [Synths, Beats, Glitch, Noise]
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kaapin.bandcamp.com

Drawings & Animation by Megan Palero
bit.ly/1o599Q6.

Reviews on
radiorepublic.ph/melusina/

KaapiN - Taxi Taxi (PART I)

KaapiN - Taxi Taxi (PART I) - http://www.vjstv.com/kaapin-taxi-taxi-part/

PART I “Taxi Taxi”

Part 1 of KaapiN’s (PH) first animated music video series (2014) – “Taxi Taxi”.
The video depicts a bizarre experience in which are unlikely to be related to someone’s dream involving strange creatures and inspired by surreal world.
It interprets a phenomenon of seeing patterns in a random dream environment
-A ritual of “tribe” wherein they all programmed to be not in their own thoughts
and living as unconscious beings.

Music by KaapiN

Michael Nuesca [Vocal Orchestra, Melodica]

Rotsanjani Mojica [Synths, Beats, Glitch, Noise]

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Animation and Illustration by Megan Palero

Breakdown
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Music Video featured in
vandalsonthewall.com/kaapin-taxi-taxi-video/

Cosmic Flower Unfolding by Ben Ridgway

Cosmic Flower Unfolding by Ben Ridgway - http://www.vjstv.com/cosmic-flower-unfolding-ben-ridgway/

A film by Ben Ridgway
Cosmic Flower Unfolding is a constant flow of emerging and dissolving oceanic, futuristic, and mandala forms. It is a tribute to abstraction, it’s connection to the inner space we inhabit and how it can be externalized.

SPECIAL PRESENTATION – SIGGRAPH 2013 Dailies| Anaheim, CA | summer 2013

ROYAL REEL AWARD: Canada International Film Festival, Vancouver, BC, Canada | March 2014

SECOND PLACE AWARD: Independent Animation | ASIFA Second Annual ASIFA Spring Festival | 2013

Selected Screening/Installation: ANIMA MUNDI 2014 | Brazil | August 2014

Selected Screening: San Francisco International Film Festival | San Francisco, CA | April/May 2014

Selected Installation | Animafest 24th World Festival of Animated Film | Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia | 2014

Selected Screening/Installation: Currents 2014 New Media Festival, New Mexico | June 2014

Selected Screening: Fort McMurray International Film Festival | Alberta, Canada | Aug 2014

Selected Screening: San Francisco Frozen Film Fest | San Francisco, CA | July 2014

Selected Screening: Visionfest | Brooklyn, NY | May 2014

Selected Screening: Northwest Animation Festival | Portland, Oregon | May 2014

Selected Screening: Spirit Quest Film Festival | Edinboro, PA | April 2014

Selected Screening/Installation: Kansas City Film Festival, Kansas City, MO | April 2014

Selected Screening: Athens International Film + Video Festival | Athens, OH | April 2014

Selected Gallery Installation | Dreams and Divinities | San Cristobal, Chiapas, Mexico | March 2014

Selected Screening: Byron Bay International Film Festival | Feb/March 2014

Selected Screening: CINE TORO | Cali & Toro, Colombia | Sept 2013

Cosmic Flower Unfolding (c) copyright 2013 by Ben Ridgway