Posts tagged 'Mirror'

One and Three Four

In the weeks since sharing Masanobu Hiraoka‘s Land I’ve come back and re-watched it at least a dozen times. His ability to change composition with unbroken, constantly-evolving morphs – as opposed to the more traditionally-employed cut – consistently rewards an additional viewing; each one yields another subtle treasure I overlooked the first (or second or third or…) time.

In the attached, a music video for Yoshiharu Abe‘s ONE AND THREE FOUR, Mr. Hiraoka experiments with how his psychedelic liquid transitions appear when kaleidoscopically mirrored and/or confined to a nearly-omnipresent circular frame. It reminds me a lot of both Celyn Brazier‘s stellar animation for Chunkothy and Ori Toor’s work which is about the highest praise I can give.

Full-screen HD for sure, kiddos. ENJOY!

P.S. If you haven’t seen (or seen-in-a-while) either Chunkothy or our many Ori Toor posts, I recommend you set aside some time to check ‘em out.

P.P.S. Our kaleidoscope feed is pretty rad, too.



Absolutely loving the spartan, monochromatic and tight-as-fuck animation in this Mathieu Bétard-directed music video for Kris Menace. It’s a delicate mix of mirrored-and-repeating geometric ‘morphables’, rotoscoped figures and bizarre transitional touches where everything besides line, form and movement is swept aside. Just absolutely gorgeous stuff.

Special mentions are due to Jonathan Djob Nkondo and Pierre Ruitz (who, along with Mathieu, handled animation duties) and WIZZ for some top-notch production.

If you enjoyed the attached then definitely give Chunkothy a watch next, I’m 100% positive you’ll dig it. Cheers!

[ Kris Menace feat. Miss Kittin - Hide ]

Let’s Face Symmetry

Argentine motion/design house 2veinte took a break from their for-pay work to create thirty seconds of strange, bizarre, colorful animation backed with some very nice sound design by Martin Salfity (so grab your headphones). Enjoy!

[ Let's Face Symmetry ]


“Filmed using a Motion Control Camera Rig. No computer generated effects or compositing utilized.”

I’ve watch this video a few times now and have been trying to figure out how Calvin Frederick pulled off such fluid movement sans computer generated effects/compositing. It’s not just impressive filmmaking techniques that drew me to ‘Bermuda’; it’s kaleidoscopic abstract aesthetic, vaguely unsettling music (by Daniel Walter Eaton) and infinite hall-of-mirrors framing all combine to create a truly intriguing viewing experience. It’s a feast for the eyes, friends. Enjoy the strangeness!

[ Bermuda ]

Shinkansen ver.2

Daihei Shibata – the brilliant mind behind The Light of Life – documented a ride between Shinosaka and Tokyo on the Japanese Shinkansen high-speed train network. After choosing a nice tune from Van She to add some atmosphere Daihei mirrored the footage along the horizontal axis, gave it a thoughtful prune with some well timed edits and voilà: he’s finished. The whole affair is decidedly chill. We approve.

Also on The Tripatorium™: If you dig this then don’t hesitate to click here for another electronic-music soaked train ride courtesy of none-other-than Mr. Michel Gondry himself.

[ Shinkansen ver.2 ]