Contact

All posts in Featured

 

20

Mar 2012

Modified Turntable Reads Tree-Rings as Music

A tree’s year rings are analysed for their strength, thickness and rate of growth. This data serves as basis for a generative process that outputs piano music. It is mapped to a scale which is again defined by the overall appearance of the wood (ranging from dark to light and from strong texture to light texture). The foundation for the music is certainly found in the defined ruleset of programming and hardware setup, but the data acquired from every tree interprets this ruleset very differently.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 2 Comments
  • Mar 20, 2012
  • Standard

09

Aug 2011

The Largest Star Ever Discovered

Our Sun — approximately 1 million miles in diameter — is generally considered by the Universe to be one of the smaller stars.

via Discovery Channel

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Aug 09, 2011
  • Standard

30

Jul 2011

Outliers, Vol. I: Iceland

Internationally renowned photographers Tim Navis + Kim Høltermand have started a new project with film collective Scenic Studio and composer Deru. They’ll set out on a journey to explore the remote and beautiful countryside of Iceland to document their experiences with the landscape, residents and traditions. The end result, a beautifully packaged box set of the film and companion soundtrack, will be released to backers of the project as a physical artifact of the unique and awe-inspiring experience.

Tim + Kim will film at various locations throughout the island, inspired by moments of discovery and chance occurrence.. Scenic will edit the series into short films, featuring an original score by Deru and a full-length soundtrack (the first single is available now) featuring contributions from select musicians and contemporary composers.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Jul 30, 2011
  • Standard

11

Jun 2011

Mark Ronson & The Business Intl.

I’ve been listening to this record on repeat for the last few months, so tight. Last night was the first time I really explored the iTunes LP of it that I got and watched the three music videos attached. JEALOUSY.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Jun 11, 2011
  • Standard

25

Feb 2011

Flames

And now for the best thing I’ve seen and heard all week, this trimmed, ripped and maximized blockbuster incarnation of Flames. This video, shot entirely macro is high energy and makes me want to dance and film and make art all day long. I might set this song as my alarm, this sounds like the perfect way to inspire a day.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Feb 25, 2011
  • Standard

17

Feb 2011

Artist: Irina Werning – Back to the Future

“Back to the Future”, an amazing series of photos by Irina Werning. People were invited to re-create their old photos. Very cool, matching colouring and lighting such as this would be incredibly time consuming, she has one marvelous eye.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 1 Comment
  • Feb 17, 2011
  • Standard

03

Feb 2011

The Thomas Beale Cipher

There’s a lot of striking moments in Andrew S. Allen‘s “The Thomas Beale Cipher“, a film based on a true legend of the famous unsolved code.

The film contains 16 hidden messages that hold clues to the characters’ secrets. Eight are fairly easy requiring only a close eye. Six are moderately difficult using various encryption methods. Two are extremely difficult requiring a genius mind to decrypt. Delicious textures—herringbone fabric and washed-out wood—mixed with grainy whisps of wrapping light, I get lost in the motion of the movie and at times drop out of the storyline. Don’t take that the wrong way, it’s not that the story doesn’t work for it, trying to undress the process is always something I let get in the way of a plot line, leaving me often lost and somewhat uncertain at the end of a lot of movies.

Presented by Short of the Week as part of their new “Short of the Week Presents” program, featuring short films that have never been online before and help to coordinate their digital launch.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 1 Comment
  • Feb 03, 2011
  • Standard

27

Jan 2011

Live the Language

Some really great typography and cinematography in these commercials for EF Language Schools directed by Gustav Johansson. The excellent examples of typography are thanks to Albin Holmqvist.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Jan 27, 2011
  • Standard

18

Jan 2011

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer

Based on the 1985 book by Patrick Süskind, Perfume: The Story of a Murderer was claimed to be unfilmable. The author reportedly thought that only Stanley Kubrick and Miloš Forman could do the book justice and refused to let anyone else make a film adaptation of it.

The story of Jean-Baptiste Grenouille, an olfactory genius on his homicidal quest for the perfect scent translates as a gorgeous movie that, despite many challenges and limitations—imagine trying to build an entire movie around the sense of smell—triumphs over nearly all of them. Using high-energy visuals and impeccable set design to convey every type of smell conceivable, the director Tom Tykwer (Run Lola Run) is no novice when it comes to quick cuts and expressive film-making. Tykwer said that to him Perfume “was much more a film about the importance of smell in our life than a film that tries to be smelly.”

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Jan 18, 2011
  • Standard

23

Dec 2010

Artist: Dan Mountford – Double Exposures

Some pretty fantastic double exposures from UK designer Dan Mountford. Mountford’s manipulations seem effortless and magical, he creates a visceral experience, inventing a whole world I’m completely sold on. I want to live here. See more on his Flickr.

 

  • by Brandon William Fletcher
  • 0 Comment
  • Dec 23, 2010
  • Standard