Posts on July 15, 2010

Music Video, “Do The Evolution” By Recording Artists, Pearl Jam

“Do The Evolution” was co-directed by “Batman: The Animated Series” director, Kevin Altieri, and it was also co-directed by the legendary Todd McFarlane — father of the “Spawn” comic book series.

The production team for the animated video included Joe Pearson — the president of Epoch Ink Animation, and Terry Fitzgerald of TME.

Pearson and Altieri wrote the majority of the music video, while also receiving input from McFarlane and other very experienced and highly-creative visual artists.

The animation pre-production took place at Ink Animation, in Santa Monica, California, and the video was finished at Sun Min Image Pictures and Jireh Animation in South Korea soon after.

Overall, the video took about 20 weeks and well over 100 artists to complete.

“Do The Evolution” is one of my favorite music videos, and it is also one of the greatest music videos of all time.

pearljam.com

www.pearljamlive.com

www.last.fm/pearl+jam

www.myspace.com/tenclub

Ajani Charles

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Painting Series, “Drains” By Visual Artist, Cornelius Völker

Cornelius Völker is a talented German painter who has recently acquired a great deal of admiration for his “Drains” series.

I would describe his work as being simultaneously deliberate and spontaneous, and I thought that his brush strokes and the lines which he created throughout “Drains” were impressive.

Somehow, Völker has succeeded at making the mundane appear fantastic.

You can view two pieces from “Drains” below (via I’m Revolting).

You can also learn more about Cornelius Völker’s work from these sites:

www.cornelius-voelker.de

toddhosfelt.wordpress.com/2010/07/09/i-was-in-dusseldorf-doing-studio-visits-again

Ajani Charles

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A Painting From Painting Series, "Drains" By Visual Artist, Cornelius Völker
A Painting From Painting Series, "Drains" By Visual Artist, Cornelius Völker

A Painting From Painting Series, "Drains" By Visual Artist, Cornelius Völker
A Painting From Painting Series, "Drains" By Visual Artist, Cornelius Völker

Presentation, “Despicable Me Featurette – “Music of Despicable Me”

Pharrell Williams — one half of the production duo, The Neptunes recently teamed up with acclaimed producer, Hans Zimmer to create the movie score for “Despicable Me”.

The Neptunes have produced countless movie score-like records for a myriad of Hip-Hop, R&B, Soul, Rock and Contemporary recording artists for more than a decade now, so it came to almost no surprise to me when I first learned that Williams was commissioned to score this particular film.

A presentation that summarizes Pharrell Williams and Hans Zimmer’s roles as the composers and songwriters for “Despicable Me” can be viewed below (via You Heard That New).

You can learn more about “Despicable Me”, Hans Zimmer, Pharrell Williams, and The Neptunes through these websites:

www.despicable.me

www.imdb.com/title/tt1323594

www.youtube.com/despicablememovie

www.n-e-r-d.com

www.playcloths.com

www.bbcicecream.com

www.startrakmusic.com

www.myspace.com/pharrell

www.myspace.com/projectyessir

www.myspace.com/childrebelsoldiersarethefuture

www.hanszimmer.com

Ajani Charles

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www.ajaniphotography.com

An Advertisement For "Despicable Me" By Filmmakers, Pierre Coffin And Chris Renaud
An Advertisement For "Despicable Me" By Filmmakers, Pierre Coffin And Chris Renaud

“DMX In The Studio”

After his unfortunate last stint in jail, Dark Man X is back in the studio, working harder than he has been working over the course of the last few years.

Based on the video below (via 2Dopeboyz), there is little doubt that DMX is (more or less) back to his old self.

But, can he make a noticeable comeback in 2010?

Can the old, multi-platinum record-generating DMX make a name for himself in the new Hip-Hop climate of 2010 — a climate which is defined by relentless viral marketing, short attention spans, countless gimmicks, and significantly diminished record sales?

www.dmxworld.com

www.myspace.com/dmx

www.last.fm/music/dmx

www.imdb.com/name/nm0229422

www.mtv.com/music/artist/dmx/artist.jhtml

www.ruffryders.ca

www.ruffryders.com

Ajani Charles

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Presentation, “Mouseless — An Invisible Computer Mouse”

“In a magic trick that only geeks can pull off, researchers at MIT have found a method to let users click and scroll exactly the same way they would with a computer mouse, without the device actually being there.

Cup your palm, move it around on a table and a cursor on the screen hovers. Tap on the table like you would click a real mouse, and the computer responds. It’s one step beyond cordless. It’s an invisible mouse.

The project, called “Mouseless,” uses an infrared laser beam and camera to track the movements of the palm and fingers and translate them into computer commands.”

The self-perpetuating nature of modern engineering, and the amount of ingenuity that the developed world has at its disposal is astounding.

I wonder how they will improve on the invisible mouse?

Incredible.

Below, feel free to view “Mouseless — An Invisible Computer Mouse” — an animated presentation on how the $20 invention works (via Wired).

Ajani Charles

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www.ajaniphotography.com

An Image From The Mouseless Project
A Still Image From Presentation, "Mouseless -- An Invisible Computer Mouse"