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 see VJs use the likes of Walt Disney. Here’s an animator who’s alive, who provides raw digital files so that you can learn from his process and change his work from the ground up, whose ideas are begging to be remixed just as much as a perfect, already-finished music track is begging to be remixed.
Even better: the VJ pack goes with one of our favorite labels, LA’s Brainfeeder (of Flying Lotus fame, among others).
Get going, then. And let us know what you create; we’d love to see a wonderful Beeple remix (and I’m sure so would he.)
By the way, the VJ clips and Cinema 4D source files work for everyone, but if you have a copy of Serato Video, you’ve got Beeple’s work ready-to-use right in the package; see below.
Beeple is the pseudonym for Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from the US, and his personal work that includes short films, live visuals, graphic design, music and drawings. Most of his current work focuses on ways to visualize music through video. His work has screened at onedotzero, Siggraph, Optronica, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and many more. He has also released work on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.
For the Serato content:
And more Creative Commons-licensed video clips (just a selection of some of the many, diverse clips he has for your manipulation – seriously, CDM readers, want to see what you can do with these to surprise us!):
And lots more: