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 age. And as with his previous work, you’ll be able to process the video, pull apart the 3D animation source, remix, learn, remake, and – in the words of the press release, “generally f*** with.”
Downloads (including Cinema 4D files – yes, this is perhaps the best ad I’ve ever seen for Cinema 4D):
BEEPLE BIO: Beeple is Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer whose short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others. He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Tiësto, Girl Talk, The Glitch Mob, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, Flying Lotus and many, many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder imprint.
More – and you absolutely must want more after watching this.
More shortly on the various open source / Creative Commons raw materials you can exploit. I’m actually eager to see if someone can do something: his work already seems exquisite, but then, that should be an even better challenge to the remixer. (I have a visual set Friday, so perhaps I should put my own money where my mouth is.)