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Night Stroll

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Geometric light projections animated in the Tokyo night by Tao Tajima

Here is a really cool short from Tao Tajima featuring footage from the streets around his Tokyo home. In Night Stroll, discovered on Colossal, we see geometric shapes made of light interspersed throughout the darkened streets of suburban Tokyo. The animated shapes were created (we think) by tracking the footage with 3D computer graphics software before adding CG shapes and reflection.......read more

Takagi Masakatsu, "Girls"

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Stunning multimedia work from Japanese artist

The word "multimedia" gets thrown around a lot when describing art that combines more than one mode of creation. It's also usually a good way to make us not care about the art being described. Takagi Masakatsu is an exception to the rule. The Kyoto-based musician/painter shoots everyday banal scenes then slows then down and smears them with digital colors and scores them with delicate,......read more

Video Painting by Sweatshoppe

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Custom software and a projector used to "paint" city walls around Europe

High-tech art outfit Sweatshoppe (aka artist-programmers Blake Shaw and Bruno Levy) are taking video art into new territory with their brand of "video painting," seen here in action in cities around Europe. Armed with a projector, a roller, and some homemade software, the duo hit the night streets to paste up short-lived video collages on city walls.  But what......read more

Pjusk, "Sus"

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Ethereal digital art by Till Nowak

Norwegian electronica project Pjusk enlisted German digital artist Till Nowak to create this brain-melting video for "Sus." Using some aerial footage as a base, Nowak's mesmerizing visuals distort and ooze across the screen. Says the artistd: "The video shows earth and nature, but in a dreamlike, manipulated version, playing with the sense of scale by creating a confusion between immense and......read more

Transits

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Ursula Damm's trippy generative video of commuters in Basel, Switzerland

With this tripped-out video, artist Ursula Damm has managed to take one of life's most mundane activites -- commuting -- and turn it into a mind-bending work of art. For the "Transits" video, Damm recorded trolleys and other traffic cruising around the streets of downtown Basel, Switzerland. She then ran the footage through custom software made by collaborator Martin Schneider, creating a......read more

Light Echoes

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Laser light photography by Aaron Koblin and Ben Tricklebank

Data visualization artist Aaron Koblin teamed with director Ben Tricklebank to produce a piece for Doug Aitken's Station to Station public art project, currently traveling across the country by train. “Doug reached out to me a while back and said, ‘I’m working on this train-based art extravaganza, what could you do in that context?’” Koblin told Wired.......read more

Ruby Suns "Desert of Pop"

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Director Samuel Kristofski eschews digital software in favor of physical craft

In a filmmaking environment where directors can do pretty much anything with digital tools, we always welcome videos that steer clear of software in favor of classic, handmade craftsmanship. This lo-fi clip for The Ruby Suns' "Desert of Pop," from NZ director Samuel Kristofski, does just that. Combining live action with ink-and-watercolor animation, the video is entirely handmade, with......read more

Dance Movements Become Digital Sculptures

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CCTV idents use 3D graphics to turn body motion into artistic patterns

This transfixing series of short clips for China's CCTV Documentary Channel makes other TV station identifications (idents) seem, well, crappy. A collaborative effort between Taiwan studio JL Design and Lithuanian digital production studio Korb, the idents show people creating seemingly 3D structures as they move. Dubbed "motion sculptures," the works are based on four themes and represent four......read more

Dirt Farmer "She Shakes"

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Stop-motion and digital collage combine in this excellent video for an upbeat Aussie rock jam

Stuck in the mid-week doldrums? Let this lovingly-crafted, good times music video brighten up your day. "She Shakes," an upbeat number from Melbourne pop-rock outfit Dirt Farmer, gets laced with fantastic visuals courtesy of fellow Aussies Jai Kenway and Donna Yeatman, who painstakingly handcrafted the clip using stop-motion animation and digital collage. It was produced by Oh Yeah Wow, a......read more

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