Title: Why Not Hand Over a “Shelter” to Hermit Crabs? digest ver.
Artist: AKI INOMATA
Opening titles for Europe In 8 Bits documentary.
Direction, Design, Animation & Music: Device
EUROPE IN 8 BITS is a documentary directed by Javier Polo that explores the world of chip music, a new musical trend that is growing exponentially throughout Europe. The stars of this musical movement reveal to us how to reuse old videogames hardware like Nintendo’s GameBoy, NES, Atari ST, Amiga and the Commodore 64 to turn them into a tool capable of creating a new sound, a modern tempo and an innovative musical style. This is a new way of interpreting music performed by a great many artists who show their skills in turning these “limited” machines designed for leisure in the 80’s into surprising musical instruments and graphical tools. It will leave nobody indifferent.
Watch the documentary: vimeo.com/ondemand/europein8bits
First adventure with thinking particles and xpresso in cinema 4d.
1.5 mb // 138 frames // 16 colors
My references are various, from Chris Ware for his extraordinary layout and (sometimes abstract) images, Hans Richter, Len Lye, Stanley Kubrick or Godfrey Reggio (with his qatsi trilogy).
I must also quote the speech of JFK ( youtube.com/watch?v=6z1DidldxUo )
I would like to thank the people who support me, a BIG thank to Yann, Alexis, Florent, François, Stéphane & Sylvain.
I would like to thank Chez Eddy for their support : chezeddy.com
Directing/design/animation/composting : Céline Desrumaux
Additionnal character animation : Florent Remize
Music : “Granulard bastard” from Apprat.
OneDotZero, London 2011
BUG 27: The Evolution of Music Video BFI london
Columbia Film festival 2011
Zurich Film Festival, Switzerland 2011
Playgrounds Festival, Amsterdam and Tilburg 2011
San francisco internation art festival - SFIAF 2011
Expotoons 2011, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Screen Social, London/UK 2011
Festival national du film d’animation 2011, bruz, rennes
CINEASTIC GONDOLAS, Lech/AUSTRIA -2011
Cristal Festival, Crans-Montana/SUISSE, 2011 (shortlist)
ANIMA 2012 (Brussels, BELGIUM), Best of Shorts program
Cortoons Festival 2012 (Rome, ITALY)
The UK’s Festival of Music, Film & Digital
Cinéma Nova - OFFSCREEN festival 2012 (Bruxelles, belgium)
SXSW 2012 (Austin, Texas)
Pictoplasma 2012 (berlin, Germany)
Filmfest Dresden 2012 (Germany)
Stuttgart Festival of Animated Film 2012 (Germany)
Prix Ars Electronica 2011, AUSTRIA - Honorary Mention Computer Animation / Film / VFX
Brooklyn Film Festival 2012, (USA)
Vimeo Awards 2012, NY (USA)
Phoenix Comicon Film Festival 2012 (USA)
Toronto Animation Arts Festival International 2012 (Canada)
SUPERTOON - INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FESTIVAL 2012
Red Stick International Animation festival 2012 (Louisiana, USA) - BEST music video
LIAF 2012 (London, UK)
PICTOPLASMA NY 2012
Les Utopiales, Nantes (France) 2012
Experiment during free time :)
Font : fontfabric.com/cube-02-font/
Music : Lullatone (Growing Up)
© Matt Coats 2006
Seemingly ancient video now…
I shot our kitten playing with Mac Book Pro… at the time this was the just-released MacBook Pro. It made macnerds and the internet very upset.
She never played with her claws, and the screen was never in danger.
This video went viral via someone’s repost on YouTube.
This was the original posting of it.
While usually we completely ignore the sounds of a computer - like that of the hard disk or other smaller noises - this experiment is amplifying electromagnetic emissions, which are send out by the CPU or the motors and magnets of the hard disk. The two coils used are not microphones, which means they don’t amplify acoustic waves, but electro magnetic waves. These unwanted emissions are byproducts of the computational processes happening inside the computer.
Thanks to youkihirakawa.jp/ for helping me with the video. It was made at Akademie Schloss Solitude in Stuttgart, May 2012.
Tutors: Milo Keller, Marco Poloni, Natacha Lesueur, Laurence Bonvin, Nicolas Faure, Philippe Jarrigeon
ECAL / University of Art and Design, Lausanne Switzerland
ecal.ch + vimeo.com/channels/512131
My short film attempts to articulate the life of my cousin Sabrina between her native United States and Switzerland where she is studying. The film focuses on issues of beauty, fantasy and uprooting. Following Sabrina enabled me to construct a filmic tension between fiction and non-fiction, that emphasizes the game that Sabrina sometimes played with the camera. By establishing an intimate relationship withmy subject, I tried to recreate the transience, the waiting that impregnate her daily life. Sabrina’s own ideal construction, based on stereotypes of beauty and youth, and oscillating between control and drifting, fascinates me.