Archive by Author | john

AS PHYX I A

Asphyxia is an experimental film project by artist/musician Maria Takeuchi and designer/director Frederico Phillips that explores human movement through motion capture technology. The team used two Kinect sensors to capture the movements of dancer Shiho Tanaka and then processed the data in various ways before rendering the results.

The noisy, lo-fi data from the Kinects, combined with expressive choreography and some nice post-prod glitching gives this short film an organic, post-digital feel.

Cirque du Soleil, ETH Zurich & Verity Studios – Sparked

a lovely short film featuring finely choreographed flying robot lampshades. no wires, no CGI, just a bunch of drones in disguise working together with a human.

behind the scenes:

Glasser – Design

some nice understated choreography in this video by Glasser. Directed by Jonathan Turner.

notes on the video concept by Cameron Mesirew:

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the safety dance

the city of Lisbon recently hosted this great dance intervention, produced by Smart (the little cars) and created for ad agency BBDO by Lukas Liske, Daniel Schweinzer and Marten Persiel.

Universal Everything and Benjamin Millepied

Presence

a lovely dance film made by Matt Pyke, choreographed by Benjamin Millepied, sound by Simon Pyke, motion-captured dancers: Nathan Makolandra and Julia Eichten.

Cohen Van Balen: 75 Watt

Revital Cohen and Tuur Van Balen have created a project in collaboration with choreographer Alexander Whitley. 75 Watt is the documentation of a production line that is building a useless product. the product has been designed specifically so that its process of manufacture contains a variety of choreographic expressions. this is a great example of putting choreography into a place where it shouldn’t be.