Visual Music - A Work in Progress

Here's a glimpse at a wonderful Visual Music and Acoustic Image collaboration between myself Vishal Shah and talented Musician, Eduardo Rodríguez who plays Double Bass.

Production team includes:


Vishal Shah, Director & Producer 
Eduardo Rodríguez, Music Double Bass
Lewin St Cyr, DOP & Lighting
Rob Rauchfuss, 3D & Compositor
Renata Kudlacek, Studio Camera

Participants:


Ray Domingo
Kanti De Biswas
Anthea Hamilton
Paulina Vassileva
Ksenia Maximova
María Alché
Steve Baker
Conrad Edwards

This list is going to keep growing so watch this space. 
More info to come...

Eduardo Rodríguez

Double Bass

Zbigniew Rybczynski

Yesterday I went to see the show Der Stand der Bilder an exhibition of works by Zbigniew Rybczynski and Gábor Bódy both specialising as media pioneer artists. The exhibition was held at the Akademie Der Künste, Berlin-Tiergarten. Beyond any doubt the work on show of Zbigniew Rybczynski  was thought provoking, memorable and inspiring for new media artists. Two works in particular struck a chord and both were videos; Tango and Imagine the latter being the famous music video for John Lennon's song Imagine released in 1986. The choreography and timing of Tango is pure cleverness with a touch of genius. In Tango no one person or subjects ever crosses the path of the other even when the room is rapidly populating. I now see how Zbigniew and his work is influential to the likes of contemporary directors namely Michel Gondry.

Zbigniew Rybczynski Imagine

Video still from 'Imagine' Dir. Zbigniew Rybczynski, 1986

Zbigniew Rybczynski Tango

Video still from 'Tango' Dir. Zbigniew Rybczynski, Winner of Oscar Award for Best Animated Short, 1983

'Visual simplicity of an idea or concept stems

from a complex and chartered understanding

of subject and self.'

V

ishal Shah, 2011.

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Few months ago I mentioned Pollen had been selected over 135 submissions worldwide :)
And now the time has come for the screening which will be held at the REDCAT - Roy And Edna Disney / Calarts Theater. Calart's Downtown Center For Innovative Visual, Performing And Media Arts.
This is just brilliant...

Programme Info:

Saturday, November 5, 2011

SCREAM Festival 2011: Sounding Images

Camet Notre
Video still from 'Camet Norte' (2009), by Elsa Justel.

Co-presented with the Southern California Resource for Electro-Acoustic Music and NewTown.
Electroacoustic music merges seamlessly with electronically generated or enhanced imagery in this screening of 11 international works—a program that attests to the ongoing maturation of an electronic “inter-arts” that transcends disciplines, genres and geographies. Whether created through collaborations between artists and technicians at major art centers, or by digitally savvy individual artmakers in faraway outposts, these composites of sound and image share in common aesthetic imagination and skillful technique.


Screening Includes:

Suspended Edges (2010), UK
 Monty Adkins, Music; Oliver Jones, Video

Sinus Aestum
(2009), UK 
Bret Battey, Music and Video

Apres Le Feu
(2010), France
 Arnaud Castagne, Music; Jacques Perconte, Video

Song Cycle for Haruki Murakami
(2007), USA
 Matthew Dotson, Music; Bart Woodstrup, Video

Sisyphe
(2008), France
 Francis Dhomont, Music; Ines Wickman, Video

Arlequi
(2009) , USA Brian Evans, Music and Video

Camet Norte
(2009), Argentina
 Elsa Justel, Music and Video

White Noise
(2009), USA 
Dennis Miller, Music and Video

Bloomy Girls
(2007), Brazil 
Joao Pedro Oliveira, Music; Takagi Masakatsu, Video

Mutations of Matter
(2008), Chile / Colombia 
Roque Rivas, Music; Carlos Franklin, Video

Pollen
(2009), UK
 Adam Stansbie, Music; Vishal Shah, Video


SCREAM Festival 2011 is a collaboration between NewTown and the Society for Electro-Acoustic Music in the United States (SEAMUS).
Funded in part by a grant from The Los Angeles County Arts Commission.

www.redcat.com

REDCAT







Meshes of the Afternoon by Maya Deren

A video art classic. 'Meshes of the Afternoon' directed by Maya Deren and her husband Alexander Hammid in 1943, is one of my all time favourite pieces of experimental video art. A truly beautiful, surreal, thought provoking, memory and imagination blurring, circular in narrative with weighted symbolism, black and white experimental film. Every time I watch this film it seems to have a profound affect on me, the film always relates to what ever my situation. Now that's a sign of a timeless film.

The editing and experimental camera work in 'Meshes of the Afternoon' is truly exquisite and defined with feeling, rigour and precision; an art form which many editors today should aim for and revisit throughout their practise. This particular work is influential and of great importance to film and contemporary cinema, think Chris Nolan's 'Inception' there are many references at work here... Stunning and gets me every time I watch it.

360/60 Video Motor - Moving Image Research & Development

360/60 Video Motor represents the foundations of capturing video both as still image and moving image. Still in the development phase, this system and engineering shows great opportunity for further experimentation and lends itself well to both still image and full scale motion as moving image. I'm interested in people who would like to collaborate to get involved with ideas, a project, experimentation or just to take it for a quick spin.

Video Motor




Video Motor




























Motor Tech Spec 

Rotation    1 x 360 = 60min

Height        32.5cm

Width         30cm

Depth         17cm



Weight including motor, 1x rechargeable 12v battery, mount, tripod head -  7.4kg





Additional items & weight


Motor                    7.4kg
Tripod                   2.6kg
SD/HD Camera   3.0 / 4.0kg
Battery Charger   1.0kg

Total                      15kg
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Test Shoot



For general enquiries or if you would like to get involved contact me