CLIENT: Elemento-P | April, 2020
GOD MODE is a two part visual adventure exploring glitch aesthetics and datamoshing. With source footage from Kevin Cutler at Garden of the Gods and custom sound design by Elemento-P, this is a mind journey not to be missed.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2018
We wanted to explore the core value of light, so in SANCTUS white light was contorted and pushed through a prism creating a ballet of rainbows. We then set this beautiful dance to an improvised set by the Infinite Strangers.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2018
Dispersion looks at how light interacts through multiple prisms. This hands-on experiment discovered new combinations of colors beyond human imagination. We set the video to an equally experimental track by Brains & Hutch. Enjoy.
CLIENT: Exotic Matter | DATE: October, 2018
Blended worlds across time, light and mirror.
A cerebral experience of Exotic Matter's track "HORIZONS" we created with some colorful lumia. Sit back and let the light soak in.
CLIENT: Jakob Speich | DATE: Sept, 2018
Glitched terrains generating in time. A collaboration with producer Jacob Spiech, we wanted to create something that fit the song but also took you to another world. Mission Accomplished.
CLIENT: RYAN BOUCHIE | DATE: Aug, 2018
The power combo of Second Sight Visuals and Ryan Bouchie are at it again. This time bringing some chill with a macroscopic liquids video. Diving through different layers into the unknown, bubbles form and colors collide in a sea of uncertainty.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: August, 2018
Feedback is an infinitely complex digital creation. Using this, we projected and controlled this beast by hand to create an eerie, black and white version focusing on the shapes and patterns created.
Music: "Reine (ft. Brain Blake)" by il:lo
CLIENT: all so frightened | DATE: July, 2018
This is what it's like when worlds collide.
Glitched video files create breathtaking color arrangements and movements that can't be either described or predicted. Song by Ryan Bouchie of all so frightened.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: July, 2018
SUPERLUMINAL: communication and travel are the conjectural propagation of information or matter faster than the speed of light.
Utilizing the smooth jams of Ross Auger again, this video creates pattern and thought from a hyper look at light, reflection and color.
CLIENT: all so frightened | DATE: June, 2018
Feedback, normally a chaotic and uncontrollable force. Yet here, with "valence" we find a calm and directed look into the unknown. Featuring more slick beats by all so frightened, let this tune and visual drift you away.
CLIENT: Elemento - P, Light City Baltimore | DATE: April, 2018
Taking another approach to liquids, we set up a macro system to capture intricate movements and interactions. This footage was then set to the song "HALT!" by ELEMENTO-P. This mix of spacey beats and alien-esque womb visuals was selected by Light City in Baltimore (the largest lighting festival in the United States) to run on their "On Demand" screen for the entire run of the event.
Check the video below and some footage of it live in Baltimore.
CLIENT: FOCI | DATE: March, 2018
Utilizing video feedback, Strange Attractor explores the bizarre world with colors and shapes not normally known to mankind. With a specially curated audio soundscape from Ryan Bouchie, you'll soon see why this video gets so strange.
This piece was created to be an audio/visual installation of many forms, single screen, projection, or multi-screen installation as seen at BEATS NIGHT - PSYCHEDELIA.
It also has an interactive component where you can view the piece as spherical video and further explore the space to create a unique visual experience each and every time.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: December, 2017
PBS Digital Studio has had a few viral hits with their own audio focused remixes of cult classics like "The Joy of Painting" with Bob Ross and Mr. Roger's Neighborhood.
We here at Second Sight Visuals really dug the songs but thought the visuals could be pushed a bit more. So what do we do? We glitch the hell out of them.
CLIENT: Joey Pecoraro | DATE: December, 2017
Taking some video footage from our Fusilis series, we edited and transformed it into a dancing lumia interpretation for the killer track, "Sour Sweets" by Joey Pecoraro.
Dive into the feels.
CLIENT: Max Altmark / The L.O.V.E. Band | DATE: December, 2017
We've experimented with Chromadepth in the past but this video is the culmination of those findings. Four layers of color (red, yellow, green and blue) stacked on top of each other through special Chromadepth glasses produce an incredible illusion of depth with blues sticking into the screen and reds floating out towards you.
The main video, Max's face, was manipulated in VDMX and isolated against black to appear as an ominous, floating head. We then created green and blue mixes to place behind and better assist in the illusion.
Buy Chromadepth glasses here
Check out the rest of the EP here
CLIENT: ATR | DATE: December, 2017
Basically this is the anti-liquid visual from our work with L'Orange. With an aggressive new beat titled "Eze" from ATR, we chopped up the liquid footage and spit it back out in order to send the viewer into a deep, dark place.
Hold on to your butts.
CLIENT: L'Orange | DATE: November, 2017
An experimental venture into the world of macroscopic liquid interactions. With a track from L'Orange's latest album, he gave me the go ahead to match it seamlessly to the movement and colors of the liquids on hand.
We had a really fun time putting this one together and the results speak to that. Enjoy.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: November, 2017
For our first choreographed lumia installation, we couldn't think of a better song than "Theme From a Summer Place" to accompany this dance of light.
The process to create this involved even more steps than you might imagine including custom hand-crafted light visuals, then warping those to a fraction of the speed, then we projected that against our patented (not really) surface to document the movement of the light.
Now sit back, unwind and enjoy.
Below is the first render of the experimental light film that we paired with "Theme From a Summer Place" it is the basis of the lumia creation above. It is the first step to translating the movement and color of the orbs to lumia.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: October, 2017
Venturing into more of an art film realm with this project, "Avitae Venae" (meaning 'Ancient Veins') explores liquid interactions up close and personal.
Set to Bach's "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor," the stark, noir nature of the film gives an eerie and menacing take on the 60's liquid light shows.
CLIENT: Moonshie Sax | DATE: October, 2017
Step 1: Take an episode of The Outer Limits starring none other than William Shatner
Step 2: Put it through the ringer in VDMX with glitch and feedback effects
Step 3: Combine it with some new saucy tunes by Moonshie Sax
Matthew Palmquist of Moonshie Sax has been a huge help to Second Sight Visuals since day one. He is part of The Ancient Moon with whom we played our first festival with. It was our pleasure to cook him up some smooth, trippy visuals to match his song, "Second Coming."
CLIENT: Homeboi | DATE: October, 2017
One of our most collaborative projects to date, we teamed up with Ryan Bouchie and Mikail of Homeboi to create the vision for a visual interpretation of their song, "A Long Drive Home." The first single off of their latest debut album "See You Soon" has a unique sound unlike anything you've heard before. The video had to be unique then as well.
We spent time going over Ryan's initial vision and sculpting the story and the characters to create a mysterious and unpredictable universe for it to live in.
Over the course of a few different shooting days (and nights) we had the raw footage for Ryan to start surgery on. Through a number of iterations, we finally landed on the version you see below.
CLIENT: Shrimpnose | DATE: November, 2017
What do you get when you cross handmade visuals with extreme slow motion? Well basically what you are about to watch below.
Using the track "worry" from Minneapolis producer Shrimpnose, we set a selection of lava looking light into motion to vibe with the spirit of the song. Colors dance and shift with the slightest of movement creating a unique visual. This was then turned into a lumia version before with the high contrast and deep blacks helping create negative space.
CLIENT: all so frightened | DATE: September, 2017
Dichroic film clashes with macro videography in this stunning visual accompaniment to the song, "I Don't Follow."
Through a mix of lumia and surreal lightscapes, colors and shapes form and fold to dazzle your eyes.
CLIENT: HOMEBOI | DATE: August, 2017
Deeply ingrained and inspired by the liquid early light shows of the 60's we put a Second Sight Visuals twist on it and looked at liquid interactions on a microscopic level.
With dancing colors, bubbles and fluid dynamics all playing a leading role, this five minute experimental film explores a smaller world.
Music by Ryan Bouchie of Homeboi. Enjoy.
CLIENT: N/A | DATE: February, 2017
Some more new discoveries with VDMX came across my screen recently that I'd like to share. With the program's new ability to take a video feed in directly from an iPhone, the possibilities of doing some generative feedback loops were not only possible, but necessary.
You can have a lot of fun just pointing the iPhone camera directly at your output screen and playing around that way, but with the added effects and abilities of VDMX the ability to create crazy outcomes are endless.
Below are some clips that I created using this process and adding just a mirror edge effect and a bit of zoom to crop out the phone's camera on screen display. By mirroring, the fractal worlds create in on themselves and the color is completely natural. I plan on breaking this technique out in a few weeks at events coming up.
See and use all of the gifs here (tag a brother if you remix them)
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