I am blown away by this music video that Becky Sloan and Joseph Pelling, a.k.a Becky & Joe, created for Tame Impala’s track Feels Like We Only Go Backwards. The video is a compilation of over 1000 separate plasticine collages, all individually made by hand.
“We had the idea to create an abstract journey set during the split second when two people’s eyes meet for the first time.”
There is a really great interview over at YCN that provides some insight to the minds of these crazy creative geniuses. Here are a couple of questions from the interview:
YCN: Where did the idea come from?
Becky Sloan: We decided to create something psychedelic to compliment Tame Impala’s music. We had the idea to create an abstract journey set during the split second when two people’s eyes meet for the first time. As we wanted it to be set inside someone’s head, we looked at a lot of MRI brain scans for inspiration, as well as looped animations by artists such as Al Jarnow.
YCN: What made you choose plasticine as a medium?
JP: We wanted to create something unique looking, and had never really worked with plasticine before. Our aim was to focus on using it in a new way, avoiding the obvious Wallace & Gromit approach. The good thing about plasticine is the fact you can smudge, mix and even melt it into certain shapes. This creates a very acid-y, psychedelic look without using loads of digital effects.
Just finished with a fun little project for Hari Mari that will be placed in the 2013 SXSW Interactive Guide. Hari Mari is a Texas-based flip flop company that donates $3 towards fighting pediatric cancer with every pair purchased. Cool group of people with a great mission. Check out their site to find out more about what they do: harimari.com
I’ve been getting lost in Soundcloud lately. I’m especially feeling the dreamlike, deep house mixes from Viperflo. Perfect headphone music to work to. This mix starts off slow, but every piece of it is amazing. Do yourself a favor…hit play, turn up the volume and just open a new tab in your browser. You won’t want to shut this one off. Enjoy.
Before moving to TX, I was fortunate enough to have been handed a 1979 Nikon EM as a gift from my grandmother. Until last weekend, it has just been collecting dust on a shelf, along with its original owner’s manual and a couple of other loose documents it came with. I brought it down from the shelf as if it were a piece of ancient machinery, not even knowing how to load or unload the thing. After watching a couple of videos and reading through the owner’s manual, Charmie and I planned a little photo shoot around the house. I bought her Neil Krug’s Pulp Art Book for Christmas so we have both been wanting to experiment with photography for several weeks now. I couldn’t be happier with the way these turned out. The results are something I’ve been trying to achieve with digital images for some time now. I love the darkness and natural graininess that film produces. It doesn’t hurt that I have a beautiful subject to focus on either. I’m looking forward to many more explorations with this camera in the future.
Wow…the amount of detail in this video is incredible. He has several more hand-drawn experimentations definitely worth checking out on his website, inkwood.net
Great visual work by Sabrina Ratté.
This amazing picture is probably more the reason I’m sharing this post. The music seems to fit the imagery well though and it’s some great headphone tunes nonetheless. It’d be great to see some motion graphics to go along with this mix. Maybe a hazy looping mix of scenes from classic 70s porn. Ha. Enjoy.
Just discovered a local Austin artist that goes by the name of Lazerhawk. He is one of the founding members of Rosso Corsa, a record label specializing in Outrun Electro, Dreamwave and Chillwave in dedication to the 1980s. If you’re into this style check out more of Rosso Corsa’s artists on their site, rossocorsarecords.com