Light and Sound in Norway

Light. Music. Norway.

In the middle of the night in Oslo, one is taken on a light journey in sync with the sounds of Norwegian band, Cold Mailman. The music video is creative and soothing, 3D projections of lighted rooms create sound bars, water drops and messages as the music moves throughout the city.

Mirrored Mountains & Mesmerizing Music

This hypnotizing video and it’s equally captivating music will have you moving your body and reveling in the beauty of nature… or at least a very trippy version if it. Mountain ranges, mirrored down the center of the screen, shift back and forth, changing hue in time to the musical styling’s of Ireland based electronic outfit, Moths. Directed by Brendan Canty of media collective Feel Good Lost.

Google Makes Interactive Music Video for the Web

Chris Milk’s new music video for the song 3 Dreams of Black is a unique and immersive new way to experience our music. Made in collaboration with some folks from Google (its a Chrome Experiments project), the video uses WebGL to render 2D and 3D imagery in your WebGL capable browser… and it even allows you to control elements of the vibrant action.

Visual Bits #50 > Embrace

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Opera On The Water

Bregenz, Austria holds a performing arts festival every year in July and August. They call it the “Bregenz Festival”. The performances on this unique floating stage are done over the waters of Lake Constance. Last year alone there was an estimated audience of 200,000. Images are from eight of the previous festivals. There is also one image of the current stage under construction.

Infographics In Music Videos

Music videos have been an integral part of the music industry since they rose to prominence in the 80s, and the popularity of music videos on the internet continues to make them fashionable today. Some of the techniques filmmakers use include: live action, animation, documentary, and abstract film. The blending of these various styles have turned the music video into an art form — with infographics becoming another popular tool filmmakers can use to achieve their desired results.

Water Changes Everything

Charity Water reminds us in this motion graphic that a billion people live without clean drinking water. For most of us it takes only a few seconds to get water, but for some it takes a 3 hour walk in harsh conditions to get even marginally potable water. The daily struggle to obtain water keeps many people occupied during time that could be spent working, learning or interacting with family.

The Expressionist: A Philosophy of Design

Renowned designer Michael Wolff shares his wisdom of how he sees the world. One good reason to take note of this video: Wolff has over 50 years experience in his field, not a number to knock by any standard. He explains his design philosophy and how his obsession with curiosity, appreciation, and imagination have lead to his success.

A Dark and Epic Music Video Battle

This beautiful clip is the newest creation of the multi-talented director Yoann Lemoine. Besides proving himself with this dark, tense and captivating clip, he also composed the title track “Iron” under his sudonym Woodkid. Lemoine continues to put out high quality everything, making him something of a one-man-band of creativity.

Visual Bits #30 > Tower of Stitches

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