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:
meatpacking plant
plants dying in time-lapse
strippers and dancers in slow motion
lab experiments

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:
Visuals Mixed by The Lord North:

My YouTube Channel:

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