Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pic of the day - The Waveform "I Will Never Change"

Sabem aquelas "ondinhas" que aparecem no nosso ecrã em programas como Windows Media Player, ou em sites como SoundCloud, quando ouvimos uma música?! Pois bem, este video é sobre isso mesmo, com a diferença dessas ondas de volume serem feitas a partir duma minuciosa sobreposição de discos de vinil que se vão acumulando ao longo da faixa musical. Este incrível "comboio" de discos vinil chega aos 960 exemplares.

Director duo Us, aka Christopher Barrett and Luke Taylor, animates hundreds of custom-cut records for Benga's "I Will Never Change." The records accumulate as the track builds over time, creating a mesmerizing physical volume that develops in parallel with the music. (in The Atlantic)


In a post about the music video, Creative Review shares some behind-the-scenes images and explains that the team actually shot the video in reverse:

The first task for the pair was calculating exactly how many records per second would be needed. The process of readying the vinyl for filming took seven full working days, which including measuring and cutting each individual piece, as well as hand labeling, numbering and then finally polishing.

"To animate the wave form, we built it and then carefully removed each individual record. This had to be done very gently as any shift in the position of the sculpture would result in the failure of the animation and as we had to literally destroy each piece of vinyl to get it off, there was only one chance to get it right. Once the sculpture was finally built, the animation process took about 30 hours.”

(via The Atlantic)

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