Beeple Beauties: New Free Video Clip Pack is Here, Creative Commons with Project Files

resolume pack one. from beeple on Vimeo. Beeple is one of the stars of visualist culture, and his packs of motion graphics represent best of the breed. So, download these. Get inspired by them. And by all means, if you use them, use that Creative Commons license to share some of your own original content to give back and to modify/remix these into something new, if you can! (Alternatively, watch and memorize these so you’ll spot them when they make appearances in live sets.) Thanks to Mike Winkelmann for sharing his latest. And as always, he not only puts these …

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Serato Video 1.1 Adds Media and Effect Handling, Delay Compensation Features [Videos]

Serato Video seems poised to be a leader in introducing visuals to the DJ world. It’s maturing fast, and while there are a lot of options for these kind of visuals, few could boast this sort of friendly, minimal, familiar Serato-style interface. It’s also eminently controllable for turntablists and controllerists – at least if they’re in the Serato ecosystem – with support for Serato Control Vinyl, Control CDs, and the ITCH Controller. And that’s all you need – while it’d be nice to see some non-ITCH hardware support (uh, please), you don’t need special Rane mixers for this rig as …

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A Bandcamp-Only Label of the Future? Australia’s Enig’matik Records and the Art of Detail

Artists and labels alike search for a sound and a business model that can flourish in this brave, new age in music. Against that struggle, Oz’s Enig’matik is something special. We’ve got more coming with this crew, but first, CDM’s Matt Earp takes an look inside what makes this record label work with its founder, in a way I think may resonate with other independent outlets and creators. And, oh yeah: true to form, Matt goes a bit deeper to chart the larger trends here, and a post-Tipper musical landscape. What’s that mean? I’ll let him explain. -PK It’s been …

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Learning Max/MSP and Jitter, and Remixing beeple: 50 Recipes, Results

If you’re trying to tackle visual programming to move your art forward, know this: you’re not alone. And so it is that Mike Todd writes us to share Andrew Benson’s ongoing series of Jitter tutorials. I remember reading Andrew’s tutorials years ago, but the guy just keeps going – “recipe” number 50 for Max/MSP’s matrix/visual tool Jitter is now available. Mike is generous enough not only to point to those tutorials, but share some of the work he’s done with them. beeple’s videos are Creative Commons-licensed, so here, Mike takes on one as a learning etude. He writes: I’ve been …

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Beeple: Brilliant Visuals, as Creative Commons VJ Clips, Cinema 4D Source Files

Beeple isn’t just one of our favorite animators. He’s also a creator of open-licensed VJ content that you can use in live sets and other works. In addition to video clips, you get the raw materials on which those animations were based, in the form of Cinema 4D files you can open and manipulate. That sets him apart from someone who just provides clips. In fact, the biggest challenge may be how to take work that looks wonderful and finished and not in need of your help, and make it your own. But perhaps that’s reason to do it. You …

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Animate Everything: Musical Beeple Film IV.10 is Like if Drugs Were a Video Game

Finding something intelligent to say after watching Beeple is like trying to compose a work email after sex. You just want to sit in the afterglow. Beeple’s tenth instrumental film is full of three-dimensional goodness, a joy ride through a fantastic, videogame world. It’s also eminently musical. As fanciful characters pop out of a rotating globe in some dream combination of Shigeru Miyamoto and George Dunning, you get a sense of popping, Alice-like, into the world of the music. Animator Beeple, aka Mike Winkelmann, created music and visuals alike for real audiovisual instrumental art. It’s Merrie Melodies for the digital …

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Beeple + Flying Lotus Team Up in Dazzling Animated Music Video; Free Models Coming

Flying Lotus – Kill Your Co-Workers from beeple on Vimeo. Beeple + Flying Lotus Team Up in Dazzling Animated Music Video Flying Lotus sends over his new music video, in collaboration with one of our favorite visual artists, the multi-talented motion artist Beeple. It seems a perfectly-calibrated aesthetic marriage between 3D models and hand-sketched rough edges, lending it the same, simultaneously futuristic and informal quality of FlyLo’s music. Hope to talk more about this video, but couldn’t wait to share it. In the meantime, see, from previous coverage: Shared Inspiration: Beeple Talks Process, 3D Sound Robots, Work to Watch But, …

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Fresh Work From Beeple! 3D Sound Robots with Instrumental Video Nine

Hey, everyone! Look, there’s a new video from Beeple! instrumental video nine from beeple on Vimeo. Now, some background: We’ve been following the awesome Beeple, AKA Mike Winkelmann, since back in the day. He even gave an interview to Momo about his techniques in FL Studio, Vegas and After Effects. This new piece continues the high-end progression we’ve see, through simple, stylised 3D in Sub Prime, to the lovely, detailed, laser-guided awesomeness you see above. Beeple’s vimeo channel also features loops and test renders released under Creative Commons license! Yay Beeple!

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Motion from Type: A Treasure Trove of Inspiration on Vimeo

Maradona 1986 from SQUA on Vimeo. We have funny biases when it comes to visual expression. Text is — content. It’s the information. It’s not a graphic. Graphics are something else. (At least, such is the perspective of those of us speaking Western languages, constructed from phonetic symbols and not pictographic or ideographic symbols.) But that makes the use of text as graphic all the more refreshing. Matthew Buchanan has assembled a huge group of videos on Vimeo using type in creative ways: Nice Type It’s a deep source of inspiration, even as it sometimes reveals regular cliches in how …

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Subprime: The American Housing, Financial Crisis, Animated

Putting complex political issues into the form of art sometimes falls on its face. But art’s unique power to personalize and make big issues specific can be a powerful asset. We were already big fans of the animation work of Beeple, but the latest, hand-animated digital creation is especially poetic. It’s an essay on consumption, and it doesn’t focus – as the news has – on the crisis itself. Instead, in watching the idea of shelter blown to absurd proportions, in simple graphics reminiscent of The Sims, it gets at a notion of consumer excess that goes well beyond just …

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