VIMEO – TOP 25 OF 2009

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Vimeo, everyone’s (at least mine anyway) favorite video portal has released their top 25 videos of 2009. As you can imagine there are some real gems in the collection including the video above (which I had never seen until browsing the collection) for Cinnamon Chasers single ‘Luv Deluxe’. If you have a few minutes to spare there is inspiration overflowing within the collection. Consider me a Vimeo fan.

Full credits for the above video:
“Luv Deluxe by Cinnamon Chasers
Album: A Million Miles From Home
Director: Saman Keshavarz ( myspace.com/saman_keshavarz )
Producer: Francis Pollara
Associate Producer: Nate Eggert
Cinematographer: Justin Gurnari
Editor: Nate Tam
Actress: Darcy Ripley ( pasmaldarcy.blogspot.com )
© Modus Records / Koch Entertainment 2009

**Shot entirely on the Canon 5D Mark II w/ a custom face mounted rig — Canon Lenses used: 14mm (f2.8) & 24mm (f1.4)**


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Light Piano

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From the source:
“Animated light paintings of a little piano player performing. Filmed at night with the lovely I-5 and San Diego skyline in the background. Frames were photographed with a Canon Rebel using 20-30 second exposure time. A small green LED keychain light was used to draw each frame. Once all the positions were photographed they were strung together and synchronized to the music in After Effects.”

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I have no idea what this is really for, but I thought it was very well executed and I think the visual outcome is really fantastic. It is a great little piece of cinematography inspiration if anything else.

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Words and Thoughts in RGB

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I found this little mini-documentary about RGB from Eduardo Morais really interesting and enjoyable.

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Big Ideas: Dont Get Any

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Here is the copy from Vimeo about this video:
Radiohead held an online contest to remix “Nude” from their album – “In Rainbows” This was quite a difficult task for all the electronic musicians that entered, as Nude is in 6/8 timing, and 63bpm. Most music that’s played in clubs is around 120bpm and usually 4/4 timing. It’s near impossible to mix a waltz beat into a DJ set.

This resulted in lots of generic entries consisting of a typical 4/4 beat, but with arbitrary clips from “Nude” thrown in so that they qualified for the contest.

Thom Yorke joked at the ridiculousness of it in an interview for NPR radio, hinting that they set the competition “for a laugh” and to find out what would come out of such an impossible task.

I decided to take the piss a bit, as the contest seemed to be in that spirit.

Based on the lyric (and alternate title) “Big Ideas: Don’t get any” I grouped together a collection of old redundant hardware, and placed them in a situation where they’re trying their best to do something that they’re not exactly designed to do, and not quite getting there.

It doesn’t sound great, as it’s not supposed to.

Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead)
Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums
HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar
Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX

You kind of have to wait this one out for a bit but once it gets rolling its absolutely brilliant. What a great idea.

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