Wednesday, July 22, 2009
This is the first of 3 music videos I made for my friends in Polyphasic. It will be released on a DVD compilation with various other visual artist's interpretations of their experimental music, by Magnanimous Records. I'll keep you posted as the release date nears.
The video is a transcription of my internal hallucinations when I closed my eyes and listened to the track. I found it hypnotic and unsettling, with a paranoid undertone. I grabbed a piece of paper and wrote down the different visions it produced in me:
plants dying in time-lapse
strippers and dancers in slow motion
Then I set about scouring my libraries of clips for footage that matched these descriptions. I put it all together in After Effects utilizing strobe effects, time echo effects, colorama and blend modes. From concept to completion this one was completed relatively quickly - a couple days of preplanning and a couple days of actual production. I wanted it to flow organically so I pieced it together from beginning to end, each visual suggesting what the next transition would be.
Directions: Watch it full screen at maximum volume in a darkened room for disorienting effects. Don't watch if you are prone to seizures.
Music by Polyphasic: http://www.myspace.com/polyphasicmusic
Visuals Mixed by The Lord North: http://www.lord-north.com
My YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/TheLordNorth