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.


interact with on graveface.com/bmsr_darkbubbles


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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.


interact with on hello-again.com/beck360


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“3 Dreams of Black” takes you on a journey through three dream worlds constructed through a combination of rich 2D drawings and animations interwoven with interactive 3D sequences. Throughout various points in these dream worlds, you can grab your mouse and guide the protagonist’s point of view through the experience. This music experience also includes a 3D model creator that allows you to create your own relics and contribute to the shared collective dream. “3 Dreams of Black” is written and directed by Chris Milk, and developed with a few folks here at Google.


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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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Cambox is a fabulous app on iOS devices made by Billaboop Studios. It claims to be the first video beat boxing app. The functionality is quite simple. Recorded video snippets could be played back by hitting buttons. Available on the App Store.


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In the year of 2008, a real human rockband, called Peter Pal, was converted into a virtual remote-controlled rockband. All of the four band members are now sticking in a screen and have to play what the operator tells them. It is a little bit like the reality of music business. Hundreds of new variations of one schema are played, trying to produce a money-spinner quickly. In this installation it is the user’s task to give back freedom to Rock n’ Roll by breaking the monotony of repetition.
By combining Ableton Live and vvvv – a graphical programming environment for easy prototyping and development – via midi signals, an almost 40 track audio- / videosequencer is build. Every track contains an audio and a synchronized video loop. By squeezing the remote-control buttons, the user is in the position to decide which four loops (drums, bass, electric guitar and vocals) should be played simultaneously. The fact that the four instumental tracks are not synchronized urges the user to put in the chosen instrument in time and further gives him the freedom to improvise by hitting the buttons randomly.

Peter Pal

watch documentation on nakedtree.org


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There is a nice little hack for making the timeline of YouTube videos precisely controllable by user commands. If you still don’t know how to create playable instruments within the YouTube player, check out this tutorial on Seth Sandlers blog!
For just playing around with it, you can find a lot of nice instruments on the InstrumenTube channel.

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