Morning Dew by Giangrande ... and Gianluca Maruotti
album: Beehives of Resistance
directed and animated by: Gianluca Maruotti
post/edit: Gianluca Maruotti
Max Cooper - Order from Chaos - Official Video by Maxime Causeret
"I'm really excited about this video project, after the first live show it was the part that everyone was asking about - It is a beautiful humanised exploration of life and emergence, by Maxime Causeret. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
The idea for this part of the story started on a day when there was really heavy rain hitting the roof window at my old flat. I got out my binaural mics and put my head right up by the window with the big raindrops hitting all around. They made nice individual percussive noises, with great spatial positioning, so I decided to use them to seed a piece of music.
This track is the most explicit representation of the idea of emergence in the album, because the rhythm of the track is created by the raindrops in an emergent manner - I took the audio samples, mapped the transients for the raindrop hits, and then forced the mapped points towards the nearest drumming grid positions. This meant that the random raindrops were pushed into a quantised grid, and the result was that a percussive rhythm emerged, one that I hadn't created myself, but was the closest rhythm to that particular section of rain.…"
Fruit by Gerhard Funk
"Rise into being, mature, perish – 'Fruit' tells a creation story.
As the animated short film unfolds, it brings forth a play of shapes illustrating the dialog between two mythological forces – the West and the East."
Music by Tobias Schneider
Character design by Paul Muresan & Gerhard Funk
Synchronicity by Michelle Brand
Music by Vincenzo Di Francesco
"People come, people go - Yet everyone is moving in the same direction. We all are sharing something that we are unaware of, creating one big picture we are unable to see.
The film explores the idea of how everyone is connected in a way we may not realise. By sharing time, space and movement, we overlap and create a bigger picture. We all are walking down our own line of time, believing we live in our own time line, however this line constantly overlaps with the line of others – or perhaps we all are moving on the same line – and all lines are connected through a constant process of change."
Any Instant Whatever by Michelle Brand
"A man in a room, in a film – it is the becoming of something and simultaneously becoming in itself. Nothing is as solid as we believe.
The film explores our perception of time, bodies and objects, and our inability to comprehend the full motion of things."
Director, Animator & Sound Design: Michelle Brand
Sound Mix and Additional Sound Design: Ed Rousseau
Colouring Assistants: Jiaqi Wang, Leo Metcalf, Agata Leniartek, Paige Anderson, Jordan Brunton, Megan Earls, Liang-Hsin Huang
TNGHT - GIMME SUMMN
Directed by Cole Kush ckush.com
Animated by Cole Kush, Christopher Rutledge, Denus Goo, & Laura Pumphrey
The Redness of Red by Emily DownePlus
"What does it mean to be conscious in a world that is becoming increasingly artificially intelligent? Can machines really see? Based on an interview with a professor in artificial intelligence, this short documentary uses analog techniques to explore the human tendency to anthropomorphise simple drawings, and how we might do the same to machines."
Mediterranea by Alix Bortoli