Holographic Elf selection for best of DPV 2013

31 Dec

Here is my selection for the best videos featured on DPV in 2013.

Dóra Keresztes & István Orosz – Wizards / Garabonciák (1985)

I love this type of folk art style. Some scenes remind me of the work of Finnish Kaarina Staudinger-Loppukaarre (1911-2013)

The following videos were released in 2013:

Simon Haiduk: Calling the Others

A surprisingly successful combination of static artwork and motion graphics. The motion graphics manage to make the details of the artwork come alive in a pleasant and subtle way. The Youtube uploader (vid in original post) has taken a lot of liberties in naming the video “DMT animation” when it is intended by the artists as a “meditation for soul ignition, third eye and heart activation, through metaphysical interpretation.” Artwork by Simon Haiduk with one additional piece by David Heskin, music by Dréa Drury.

Hand-Drawn Animation by Micah Buzan for “Look… The Sun Is Rising” by The Flaming Lips

Micah has a nice toony world and style with very fluid morphing and motion, which at times brings to mind Bruce Bickford.

Submergence 01
Final version:

Very hippie-friendly dangling light show with different modes of tripping. The “Ecstatic” mode is so strong you have to sit down.

Shugo Tokumaru: Katachi

Making of:

Works like this would have been quite work intensive in the old days. From the making of we can see how much modern software speeds up the process. Theoretically one might do a project like this with a shoestring budget as these days even some libraries have CNC machines for public use.

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