I contributed these glowing mushrooms to the SAE student showcase / Industry night last week. I was a bit rushed and it was an experiment but I'd like to take the Bioluminescence idea further, maybe at the Brunswick Nature Sculpture Walk...? The umbrellas were defiantly effective...
The title reflects the process. I worked quickly to complete this project. That's me on the cello too!
I capture all the images for this with an iPhone 7+ during an SAE field trip to Minion falls.
These are my video experiments. I'm learning about filming, colour grading, editing and coming up with music ideas quickly. Most of the footage is shot on the Mavic Pro.
A little pencil drawing of my cat Trixy. Quilla (my little girl) contributed the random circles.
I created the music for the kids to rap over. Thanks for the opportunity Mark (One Vision Productions). What a great result!
Im busy finishing off the Dancing Grass EP at the moment so just about all my creative output has been going into that. The 5 track EP will be released on a new label called Moon By Day some time in the near future. So not much to post this week, just a few iPad drawings.
Ok, I've missed a few weeks, been on holiday relaxing in the bush behind the beach with no internet. So for this weeks post I'm putting up a few photos and a video I took on the trip. Their pretty abstract stills and the video is called Dancing Grass for obvious reasons. The video is slightly slowed down and has a kind of animated look. I'm going to use this one and a few others for a video clip to the track I've been working on (see last 2 weeks) which is now called Dancing Grass.
Here is a little video teaser of the Dancing Grass track/video cli[p. We hope to record Grace's vocals this weekend and have the track finished next week.
Here's a little video of the congas recording session. We got a pretty nice sound from some less than perfect congas. We put SM57's on each drum and put the AKG C4000 on omni just near the open door to the hallway. This gave me a nice blend of warm crisp close feel and live room sound. I spent a bit of time editing the best takes into a final comp, sounds pretty good in the mix.
I've also been mucking around with some 3D animations. Hope you all have a rad week!
So I came up with a new tune this week. I was inspired by Burial, Four Tet + Thom Yorke's - Ego. I'm going to record congas on Tuesday and I'd really like to record and replace the double bass. If anyone plays double bass or knows someone who dose I'd love to get in touch. I'll be working on some variations over the next week or so and I hope to release the track as part of and EP soonish.
So this weeks post is a classic example of my split personality, can't decide what I'm doing production style. I made the two tracks about a day apart. Blue moon is the progression of the Blue Moon post I made a few weeks back, it's s a fast ADD melting pot of ideas and techniques. On the other hand Deep Space Memory is deep, dark, slow and sparse. How very Gemini. In a weird way it's like I'm getting to know myself though doing creative stuff and seeing what happens.
Until next week, Enjoy!
.. A still from the dark triangle animation
And heres another little test. I was going for a dark shell crack and peal revealing a glowing core. Would like to use a similar effect on individual triangles that make up the clouds in Bule Moon...
Blue Moon - here is the first draft of the Blue Moon music. Read More on the Blue Moon project page.
Without a Plan...
Written, recorded, edited, mixed and mastered in class (SAE Byron Bay - Bachelor of Audio Production) in 1 day.
Alex Moss (beats, percussion, kalimba, arrangment, production, mixing & mastering) - Sally Law (vocals, arrangment, production, mixing ) - Michael Watson (bass, Little fatty, percussion, arrangment, mixing) Dane Munn (percussion). Stu, Jack, Zac, duncan (production, mixing)
Here are a few more animation tests for the Gratitude project.
Some low poly landscape tests, discovered motion camera stuff.