June 17, 2016
Here’s some pics of Tangerine Dream playing live last week in Poland. A lot of my visuals and animation were used. The concert was a tribute to the late Edgar Froese. They are also planning a new tour and album, and I’m thrilled to be providing more of my work for their performances.
photos by Grant Wakefield and Andreas Fink
June 7, 2016
World Premiere, June 6, 2016
Directed by Debra Anderson, Produced by Hugh McGrory, A Datavized Production
January 22, 2016
Procedurally generated ancient ruins, in a single 360 panoramic tracking shot. Rendered entirely in a shader on a graphics card GPU.
I accidentally discovered a terrain generation algorithm (using ray marching) which seemed to closely resemble architectural structures in disrepair. They could easily pass for Greek, Roman, Hindu or Egyptian. You can see columns, pillars, archways and decorative carvings… generated purely from a few lines of code and math.
The animation was created using a single tracking shot, rendered in 4K equirectangular format. This allowed me to direct the camera in post production using stereographic projection – allowing fisheye and ‘little planet’ views, as well as conventional looking camera views.
Here’s one of the 4k equirectangular frames – you can load this into any 360 panoramic viewing software.
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Music – Philip Glass – String Quartet No. 3 “Mishima” , VI. Performed by the Carducci Quartet.
September 8, 2015
What began as a play on the visual connection between iconic statues, became an animation using anamorphosis (the optical illusion effect used in 3d street art), but then took on a deeper layered meaning in the wake of the current migrant / refugee crisis. Much like how the initial visual idea spontaneously occurred to me, the associated words of the statues themselves suddenly hit me… “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free..” and “Why hast thou forsaken me?”. There can be many influences on interpretation – topical, personal, subconscious, political and religious. Ultimately the hybrid symbolism in the film makes its own meaning, but you may have a very different reaction to it than someone else. ‘Anamorphosis’ is a Greek word, literally meaning “to look at something in a different way.”. This too I feel describes the film at a deeper level, and not just the visual technique.