VIDEO: Slow Untangled

January 31, 2012

I could look at this Matthew Donaldson video all day, it’s mesmeric and the sound design by Mutant Jukebox is part of the spell-binding appeal.

FILM: Sexy

July 14, 2011

Thanks to Forgotten Hopes for this fantastic video by Kim Holm. Effective simplicity with intricate skills in graphics and dead-on editing. Making it so darn sexy.

Matta – Release The Freq from Kim Holm on Vimeo.

MINE: Flutey

June 10, 2011

And here is my fluting effort, with a video of first footage shot using my lovely lovely gift, a Zoom Q3HD. Thank you generous gift-givers. You know who you are.

Untitled from eileen carpio on Vimeo.

MINE: Guitaring

June 9, 2011

I have acquired a guitar and a flute… on loan.  And I thought I would use them with my little rough looper. Not actually trained in either instrument the results are naive at best. So here is my guitar singy-thing I improvised today. I also decided to lash a quick video together in case it got aurally boring. I must have been feeling creepy…  Flute effort to follow.

Untitled from eileen carpio on Vimeo.

FILM: Romance

May 29, 2011

Danish Director Martin de Thurah creates a dreamy picture of Denmark in these EXPO 2010 films. And although the visuals are composed so beautifully and romantically, I think the humanity is not lost. He imbues the everyday with magical realism.

EXPO family city from martin de thurah on Vimeo.

I have to post Korb again as I find myself watching their videos several times. This one, for example, has a physical effect on me. I feel that I’m twisting, contorting and floating with the image. Associating it with something I might have seen some time and yet knowing that I have not seen anything like it with my own eyes. It’s human, it’s alien, it’s familiar and strange. The execution as always, is so professional and acutely precise. Every aspect is crafted with care and attention. I really appreciate that. Hurray for excellence.

The Balance from KORB on Vimeo.

I suppose recently and due to the fact that my fella works in 3D graphics, I have been watching quite a few clips, animations and films with computer generated images. And I associate advances in technology within the film industry as those involved in recreating reality. Something which I have always thought somewhat futile. I then watched this TED talk and realized that there are advances in technology which allow us to see our own world and capture it in unimaginable detail. Louie Schwartzberg’s footage is stunning, (his choice of music, questionable…) but if you take the time to watch from about 3:17 onwards, I hope you’ll rediscover that sense of wonder that can come from the smallest things that surround us. I am envious of the fact that he can see these tiny minute states of grace through his craft every day.

ILLUSTRATION: Tools

May 23, 2011

You don’t have to be an artist to understand the relationship you can develop with a pen or pencil. Lots of people I know have favourite pens. Sometimes you’ll borrow one, just to scribble something down and the minute it touches the paper you know you want to keep it. And you do that pseudo-klepto thing… surprised and embarrassed later, to find it in your bag or pocket. I think this promo for the Toronto Comic Arts FestivalPencil it In, tells that story very nicely.

Toronto Comic Arts Festival: Pencil it In from Toronto Comic Arts Festival on Vimeo.

ANIMATION: So slick

May 21, 2011

Another old favourite from Vimeo. In essence, so simple but it’s mesmerizing and let’s the music speak for itself whilst still dipping and rising with the inflections of the tune. Check out Korb’s commercial work, it will make you go OUGHfff!

I’ll be gone from KORB on Vimeo.

ANIMATION: glow sticks

May 11, 2011

I was going through some favourites in my Vimeo account and came across this simple but effective computer animation. And it has been animated to Alva Noto & Ryuichi Sakamoto so props there.

MOTOR / AMBIENT REEL from KU-SCHNEIDER on Vimeo.