This film is to remind us to stand united and continue to strive for a better, more connected world where all are respected as equals. We might think or look differently but in the end we are all human beings. We hope this piece conjures up some inspiration to act with strength and compassion in all of our daily interactions. Let us stand together. Director and Composer - Michael Marantz Director of Photography - Tim Sessler Producers - Jake Paque and Tay McEvers Executive Producers - Noah Meisner and Michael Marantz Edit - Nicholas Davis Additional Edit by - Kim Pellnat Produced by Already Alive Spoken Word Written and Performed by - KAMAU This is not the dream. Divided and confused. We dreamt a dream dwindling, descending to where dreams die. Somewhere between doubt and its defense Lies a field of broken aspirations A sea of not seeing because seeing is believing And if we dare to truly believe, then we must commit. Wake up! We dreamt a dream a dream dwindling, an ember in the winter breeze, Simmering, Our precious fleeting freedom the present I, Present Now is not the time to wallow in the trenches of despair I said, wake up, wake up! Our presence defies hatred We must engage, we must build and protect self tenaciously, Regardless of its casing, regardless of its color of its gender, of its belief We must protect we are soft but not weak, We grow, learn, adapt, live Like grass through concrete, And Conquer Every fear of difference with study, understanding, and gratitude for The very breath that gives to any, gave to every Breath is Breath, and of Breath Love is… Good Morning. I said Good Morning! Our work has just begun. Production Coordinator - Ethan Lee Assistant Director - Luis Restrepo 2nd Assistant Director - Isabelle McKusick Marantz Assistant Camera - Filipp Penson 2nd Assistant Camera - Sandy SooHoo Gaffer - John Hayden Busch Best Boy - Vincent Davino Key Grip - Jake A. Kump Swings - Stefan Matwijec and Jose Bonilla Aerial Cinematography - Brooklyn Aerials Harlem School of the Arts Dance Team Movement Consultant - Aubrey Lynch II Dancers: Brittany Alvarez Eli Klotz Isabella Soto Nasrullah Abdur-Rahman Adam Hemenes Omarion Burke Aoi Furutate Post House - Joint Editorial VFX Artists - Robert Murdock and Noah Poole Audio Mixer - Natalie Huizenga Color by Apache Colorist - Taylor Black A Very Special Thanks to: Kaili Turner Harlem School of the Arts Dance Joint Editorial Apache Kori Darling Jennifer Soto Subha Ahmed Alasia Harris Cynthia Burke Midori Furutate
1月19日
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. I then played the sansula over this rain rhythm, and added lots of pads and saturation layers, finally with some vocal snippets from Kathrin deBoer to complete the track. Maxime Causeret selected this track to work with, under the brief to map the emergent rhythm to an exploration of emergence in living form. His video shows the raindrops initially, then going into simple cellular forms and then showing the important idea of cooperation between simple cells to form more robust colonies of life. This develops into a visualisation of the idea of endosymbiosis, where simpler smaller organisms can live inside larger cells, each providing a benefit to the other, and eventually forming parts of the same organism as they evolve to be entirely dependent on each other. The video also shows competition between organisms for resources, which spurs on their evolutionary development, as each species tries to keep up with the innovations of the others. He also visualises the emergent ideas of flocking behaviour, where groups of individuals form beautiful dancing-like patterns. Maxime also shows us a section of animated reaction-diffusion patterns, where simple chemical feedback mechanisms can yield complex flowing bands of colour - these forms of system were originally thought up by Alan Turing, and were part of the early seeds of the field of systems biology, which seeks to simulate life with computers, in order to better understand the systems producing the complexity we see in the living world. They were also the starting point of my main research area many years ago before I got lost in music! (where I began with the question of what patterns could be produced via reaction-diffusion forms of system as opposed to gene-regulatory network controlled patterning). So it's a rich visual treat from Maxime on many levels, I can see why so many people were asking about it after the first live show. Lots more amazing video content to come over the next few weeks. And you can listen to the full album here: MaxCooper.lnk.to/Emergence Subscribe for more here: MaxCooper.lnk.to/Subscribe And more stuff at: http://www.maxcooper.net facebook.com/maxcoopermax twitter.com/maxcoopermax soundcloud.com/max-cooper
2016年12月19日
Full screen with good speakers or headphone for best experience. A 4K version is available. Hand : " The terminal part of the human arm located below the forearm, used for grasping and holding and consisting of the wrist, palm, four fingers, and an opposable thumb ". My purpose was to not cover the entire subject of hands. I think that the possibilities are way too wide. I was motsly interested on how hands inspire me. This work could not have been possible without the help, the support and the participation of the following people. Thanks to all of you for your patience, your time and your precious hands . Keep them Safe ! Lorenzo Naccarato, Marion Verhellen, Nicolas Gruber, Camille Martin, Jérôme Cynéfro, Tomomi Hirano, Veks Van Hillik, Hélène Hiquily, Violaine Perrot, Sylvie Guilleminot, Luc Pétronille, Laetitia Sioen, Philippe Beau, Christine Grévin, Fabrizio Granier, Christophe Sovran, Audrey Le Mée, Emma Pétronille, Brice Coyere, Dominique Tobio, Marie-France Gélard, Alma, Marie-Hélène Martin, Marc Pétronille, Alice Buret, Marcel, Annick Gualino, Bernard Barrailh, Laurence Ichard-Maury, Marie Maillos, Leila Ernest, Iris Ernest, Ugo Bagnarosa, Gilles Larroze, Léa German, Sarah Violaine, Raphaël Pezet, Mélanie Daoulas, Julie Pouléna, , Noir Films, Nicolas Chantal, FabLab, Sébastien Ichard-Maury, Jacquie Marty, Serges Martin, Victor Trifilieff, Guilhem Machenaud, Tristan Barathe, Call Mar, Lucile Dandelot, Grégoire Coulombel, Thibaut Mesmin, Lauriane Marcelo, Christophe Durand, & John Coktez. Special Thanks to Léo & Ja Gualino. Music : various versions of "In the Hall of the Mountain King" composed by Edvard Grieg and re-edited for this work. First assistant director and Make up : Camille Martin. Directed, shot and edited by Gioacchino Petronicce. http://gioacchinopetronicce.com/ 4K, STEREO, 4:12. 2016
2016年11月22日