SATELLITES VIDEO AND THE NIGHTMARE MEDIA CUBE

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So we made a video for “Satellites“, the first track off the upcoming The Future’s Void. It was a fairly DIY affair. We shot most of the footage with a few friends over a long weekend and edited it via Skype screen-share.  There were no stylists, DP, lighting crews, catering or make up artists. But we did have an iPhone that shoots slo-mo, a Canon, a fog machine, and a Microsoft Kinect.  Sweet!

 

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The effect vibes as either primitive or sophisticated, depending on your point of view.

 

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And it was kind of a lot of work!  As DIY often is.  But it’s exciting that this common technology, none of which is high-end enough to be super-exclusive, can be hacked in ways to produce strangely beautiful results, if you are willing to put in the effort.

 

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Even the Oculus Rift was only like $300 (thanks to Chroma for letting me play with it). Did you know Palmer Luckey was only a teenager when he designed it?

 

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I’m also super excited about the “nightmare media cube” that goes along with it.  All the footage in the screens in the video has been loaded into a neuromancer-style cube that you can rotate yourself as you listen to the track.  I really love all these clips.  Maybe at some point I will upload those videos in their entirety because the are quite beautiful.  Then I could write a little about them as well.

 

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Also, I promise that this whole record is not going to be a tech-fest.  That subject can be both alienating and ubiquitous.  BUT one more nerd point cuz in the video I also play my lil eurorack modular!!!

 

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Super big thanks to Naomi Scott, Will Rahilly, Marcus Estes and Judah.  Take this last one like the Yanks do, not the British ok???  PEACE

 

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  4. Great video & Many thanks for the insight into how you did it.
    Looking forward to the new album & i was really so hoping to see you live in the UK at Manchester.
    Thing is i am out of the Country in Vietnam when you perform :(
    I was also out of the UK (Thailand) when you played in 2012. Gees i go away on an extended trip every couple of years in may & it seems to coincide with your shows blinkin everytime! double gutted :(

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