Radical Friend directed Black Moth RAinbow’s music video Dark Bubbles. The LA directing duo used motion-sensitive technology, time-lapse photography, live-action footage and animation to complete the three-month-long project. They also developed an interactive version of the video that allowed the viewer to change the sun, moon and stars with the swipe of a mouse.


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Beck reimagines David Bowies “Sound and Vision” with 160 musicians, as a fully immersive 360 degree interactive experience via the Lincoln Motor Company. It takes place on a 360 stage with Beck in the middle. It was created using 360 degree binaural heads. You can control the cameras using your webcam and moving your head around.


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With this stylish little program you will control the time shift on a Drum ‘n’ Bass Track. In addition to this, you could make the MP3 play backwards. The visuals will put you in an altered state of consciousness without the use of drugs. This work is part of the Acromatic Simplicity series, a sequence of simplistic interactive works and videos.


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Just playing around with photography, soundrecording and a little ActionScript. This tiny tool was created in collaboration with a friend of mine who’s an expert on beatboxing. Press K, S and H for boxing the beat!


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Swedish pop star Robyn has released this interactive 3D video for the song “Don’t fucking tell me what to do” in 2010. The video is written entirely in code, and feeds in content from fans via Twitter. The beginning of the video features words from the song, in which Robyn sings about the various vices that are killing her. In the second half of the song, the website feeds in tweets from fans stating the things that are killing them, with their name credited at the bottom of the webpage.


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This fully interactive 360 degree music video is very similar to the Pendulum video I presented in may. It was made for British rapper Professor Green‘s ‘Coming To Get Me‘. The flash based video was sponsored by Doritos for their Late Night campaign, the brand’s’ first ever global promotion. The 360 degree technology used has been developed by yellowBird. Directed by Chris Cairns on behalf of AMV BBDO, it’s really a magnificent piece of work.


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In this intactmuvi (INTerACTive MUsic VIdeo) the rap musician “V-Stick” embodies a person haunted by visions of doomsday. Being labelled as a maniac by society, he tries to warn people of the imminent apocalypse. Following him on his mission, you will see pictures of death and destruction through his eyes.

Collective Suicide

The intactmuvi is build by a combination of photo an video. By shifting photolayers in a parallactic system, the illusion of a three-dimensional space is created. Thereby, the user gets the impression of rotating in the location while he controls the shifting direction and speed with the movement of his mouse. Furthermore, he can navigate through several stations and meets the lyricist who performs the song.
In contrast to a linear music video, the user decides what he sees and when he sees it. He becomes, so to speak, the director of the music video by setting the cuts. This has the advantage of substaining the attention of the user and persuading him to consume the song probably a while longer than he would do on a classical music video. Additionally, the user feels closer connected with the musician he likes, while he controls his moves and is able to switch into the musicians perspective. An extra stimulus is given by the chance to get a free download if every hidden secret in the intactmuvi was found.
Possibilities for the publication of such an intactmuvi are, for example, the musician’s homepage, the header of a Myspace fanpage or an audio CD as a bonus.


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Australian/British drum-and-bass band, Pendulum, has released a music video that employs a Flash-based 360-degree interactive video technology, called MATIvision, from a Greek company called Analysis Systems Research.

The video, which was produced by London’s Metropolis Studio, allows viewers to change their viewpoint by clicking and dragging their cursor on it (i.e., it provides them with an experience akin to a video version of Google Street View), and also lets them zoom in and out. In addition, the video invites viewers to look for a hidden six-digit code that they can use in order to receive a free download of the musical track on which the video is based.


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