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Meet Vincent Morisset – Director for Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós

Meet Vincent Morisset-Director for Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós
Vincent Morisset discusses his interactive music videos and films for bands like Arcade Fire and Sigur Rós and talks about what it means to be a filmmaker in the digital age.

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Watch Vincent’s latest film for Arcade Fire, “Just A Reflektor

Check Out “The Reflektors” from Arcade Fire

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inkscapes

Interactive drawing performance designed for the 120 by 11 feet video wall at the InterActive Corps (IAC) building in New York, created in collaboration with DI Shin.

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The content of the installation is dynamic and different every time it runs: three artists create it live, by drawing on an iPad that scales their sketches to the unexpected magnitude of the giant screen. The narrative is guided through the dialog between performers and the system itself, which evolves and transforms the drawings over time.

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Know more about the installation here.

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Rome “3 Dreams of Black” Interactive film

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“3 Dreams of Black” is an interactive film by Chris Milk and some friends at Google that showcases the creative potential of WebGL. WebGL is a context of the HTML5 canvas element that enables hardware-accelerated 3D graphics in the web browser without a plug-in. In other words, it enables your browser to show some really beautiful visuals. On this page, you’ll find a WebGL model viewer featuring several of the “3 Dreams of Black” creatures. You’ll also find 8 demos created by our development team, a link to the code base, and some links to resources on the web that will be useful for getting started in WebGL programming.

View the film

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Bad Trip: Navigate My Mind

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Bad Trip: Navigate My Mind from KwanAlan on Vimeo.

Bad Trip is the creative project of Alan Kwan. He decided in November 2011 to film every moment of his life with a camera mounted on his glasses then embedded in a program he designed and structured. For an immersive experience between memory and dreams, the video is to be discovered in the future.

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Firewall an Interactive media installation

A stretched sheet of spandex acts as a membrane interface sensitive to depth that people can push into and create fire-like visuals and expressively play music.

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Firewall from Aaron Sherwood on Vimeo.

The original concept stems from a performance piece I’m currently developing as Purring Tiger (with Kiori Kawai) titled Mizalu, which will premiere in June 2013. During one scene in the performance dancers will press into the spandex with the audience facing the opposite side. Mizalu is about death and experience of reality, so this membrane represents a plane that you can experience but never get through. As hard as you try to understand what’s in between life and death, you can never fully know.

The piece was made using Processing, Max/MSP, Arduino and a Kinect. The Kinect measures the average depth of the spandex from the frame it is mounted on. If the spandex is not being pressed into nothing happens. When someone presses into it the visuals react around where the person presses, and the music is triggered. An algorithm created with Max allows the music to speed up and slow down and get louder and softer, based on the depth. This provides a very expressive musical playing experience, even for people who have never played music before. A switch is built into the frame which toggles between two modes. The second mode is a little more aggressive than the first.

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Out of my window

Interactive views from the global Highrise
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Out of my window, a film unlike any you have seen before. Katerina Cizek, the director, put it together over the course of years, and the award-winning film uses its novel approach to explore life, as it goes on, within highrises – the most commonly built structures during the past century. Created with 360º video and high end web technology, Out My Window brings you to 13 different locations across the globe, moving from Chicago to São Paulo, to Bangalore and Johannesburg. And the story doesn’t unfold linearly. You choose where and when you want the stories (49 in total) to begin and end. The film is better experienced than described. So my recommendation: Watch the trailer, or just jump into the interactive documentary and see for yourself.

Check the documentary here.

via Openculture/Dan Colman

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Where music and technology come together

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The V Motion Project was a collaboration between a lot of clever creative people working together to create a machine that turns motion into music. read more…

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