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“The Ancestor” – Vancouver Film School Student Animation

Sadly I do not have anything seasonal to show today, but here is
A heartwarming animation depicting the idea of death and rebirth, done by Paola Cordova Casilla with visual media provided by Timothy Hahn.

Happy Holidays though to everyone and anyone watching this, and my this day be a joyful one 🙂

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Dead Man’s Trip by Liam Key

Short film based on real experiences of increased resolution in mental imagery.

Dreams, the imagination and stored visual imagery in memory play an important role in all our daily lives. They are the basis of invention and use cognitive processes which are not well understood by even the leading neuroscientists. This short film is a testament to the brains ability to see things with the mind’s eye clearly and precisely as 3-dimensional visual imagery.

All 3D models, animation and musical score by Australian visual artist and researcher Liam Key.

Liam has a PhD work “Using 3D animation to visualise N, N-dimethyltryptamine (DMT) complex visual hallucinations”, which was unfortunately rejected due to major errors in terms of the scientific method. I still recommend to check it out as he worked directly with Rick Strassman M.D, developing 12 x 3D animated scenes of complex visual hallucinations recorded in the most recent human DMT study done in the past 40 years.

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Inspire Them

I’ve enjoyed a variety of profound privileges in my life, and I’m thankful. I’m very proud to have written for The Daily Psychedelic Video. There was a period a few years ago when I came to develop a wider appreciation for art. A handful of psychedelic videos were key in this, and they led me to make a hobby of “collecting” videos and showing them to friends. Many of them I found on this website.

Lately I haven’t had as much time as I would like to put together quality posts though. I don’t get to research the artists as much as I want to, and in turn have less to say about the videos I share. I missed my deadline on a couple occasions. And I’m sorry for all of that.

So, with this post marking the end of a full year of posting for the DPV, I’m stepping down from my weekly spot. Not without sharing a few more favorites though. I’ve wanted to share them with you for a long time.

The music is by a Chinese post rock band called Wang Wen, and they are quite possibly my current favorite musicians. The video is footage of a family’s trip to Thailand a few decades ago. This music video helped me realize that there was much that I needed to see Asia. I wish I could share the memories that this music and these visuals bring to mind for me and the feelings they stir. I come from small towns in the American Midwest, and I’ve fallen in love with another side of this world.

I’ve said before on this blog and frequently enough in conversation among friends that I have a deep love for motion. Cars, motorcycles, planes, roller coasters, snowboards, and now skateboards. This video showed me something about what it was like to ride one that I had somehow never understood before. I’ve taken up this hobby, and I can tell you that I have difficulty stopping and coming inside for the night. I just want to keep feeling the ride.

I always tell people I think this video is about the weekend, starting with Friday afternoon and working it’s way through to Sunday night. Some of my favorite nights with friends looked an awful lot like the parties seen here. Again, I wish I could share these memories for you, but I suppose this video will hopefully call your own memories to mind. So maybe that’s even better.

And for these last two, I’ll let their messages speak for themselves.

Thank you, Jared, for showing me this one.

Now here’s why I’ve selected all these videos. I’m afraid that I must admit that I can’t really call any of them truly psychedelic, which is what has prevented me from posting them thus far. But psychedelia is a twist of our reality. Often beautiful, sometimes terrifying. Many times enlightening.

And the theme of my weekly contributions was “What You Should Be, MTV.” These videos and the feelings I’ve described are what I would want MTV to be. Imagine that videos inspired our teenagers to want to see another part of the world. To be find passion for a hobby. To enjoy the company of friends and strangers. To love oneself. To embrace endings and live joyfully. That is the MTV of another reality, and what a beautiful twist it would be.

Thank you, Ido and co-contributors. Thank you, those who have shared videos with me.

Thank you, readers, fellow trippers of the Youtube galaxy.

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Ferenc Cakó: Ashes (1996)

Gloomy visions from the Hungarian sand animation master.
Quote from Cakó:

I try to reach a little deeper, down to more social aspects in a rather strong, almost political way, just like in Ash, which was darkened by my mother’s death.

He also has an interesting claim:

It is also remarkable that Eastern Europe brings much more exciting films than the Swiss or the Swedish. Because what excitement can there be in welfare and tranquility? On the other hand, the Russians and the Czechs make very good films which are exciting in form, for example, Svankmayer, who I love.

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Enter The Void

Watching Gaspar Noe’s new film is a death and re-birth experience. definitely the most psychedelic film I’ve ever seen, it’s like going into the mind of another person, and experiencing this conciseness change, from normal to a full-on DMT trip, to a near death experience an beyond. The photography and artistic design are absolutely incredible, I have no idea how most of the scenes were shot.