Aerostatic – Funck

This is a video I performed for Forward Motion Theaters – Eyewash DVD, 3rd release. The DVD is a showcase of selected video and audio artists who performed at Eyewash. I was fortunate to be paired with Aerostatic, an incredible duo producing breakbeat, ambient, IDM, downtempo and atmosphereic music. The track is “Funck” from their album “Code”.

I shot all footage one weekend of myself and my girlfriend – an odd experience as I usually have no… people… in the video I perform or record. Doubly odd to use myself and Mary Ann, as I had no models to shoot. Performed live with a single laptop and midi controller. Im happy with how it turned out – I think it captures some essence of the song. The video is the first take, which somehow worked better than the second and third. No post processing, no re-editing, color correct or modification. Not even any sequencing.* This is right out of the s-video port. Im a bit hesitant to post it, but since it will be on the DVD, I figure I might as well. I am eager to see the other work presented. I should note this was from about a month and a half ago.

*Yes, im currently building that module now for v001, this project taught me how invaluable such a mechanism is. Im all about doing as much live as possible, treating the machine as an instrument, but there is a limit – I only have 2 hands and 10 fingers.

3 Responses to “Aerostatic – Funck”

  1. Jaymis Says:

    Mmmm, nice one. Love the additive blending, and used to great effect to build this piece.

    I very often find that the first performance is the best.. But it’s great to record everything so you can go back over and see what you’ve done :) What do you use for capture from S-Video?

  2. vade Says:

    Thank you sir! We used FCP and an uncompressed capture card. I think my friends had a decklink, but im uncertain, it wasnt my rig. Yeah, often times the impromptu and playful stuff comes out better than the highly / overly prepared stuff that is too thought through.

  3. radius @ pi r squared dot org » aeroSYSTM Says:

    […] As my visuals project has evolved, I’ve named each version after the event I was working towards. Last week, hopeSYSTM gave way to aeroSYSTM. vade and I played like rockstars with the amazing and lovely Aerostatic for last Friday’s Eyewash. Back in 2007, Anton did a music video for one of their songs which had some footage of me in it. For the performance, we played a live remix of Funck, and it was fun taking a more active role this time around. […]

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