Starred - “LA Drugs” (Official Music Video) by pitchforktv
directed by: NABIL dop: Chayse Irvin edit: Isaac Hagy production: Justin Benoliel, Kathleen Heffernan color: Benny Estrada art: Lisa Leuenberg & C H Rajesh Babu post: Gloria FX sound design: Jamie Hardt label: Priority Records Big thanks to Che, Mriga, Doris, and the rest of the crew in India.
When I first started Mirror City, I wanted to create a video that was completely out of the norm. I wanted to showcase something unique and artistic, which takes Timelapse photography into a more abstract direction. Mirror City is a visual story through some of the great American cities: Chicago, San Francisco, San Diego, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. These clips were all processed from their original form, into the kaleidoscopic visuals that you see in this video. Many people visit these large cities every day, and all of these places have been shot and filmed, but I wanted to emulate these urban landscapes in a way that nobody has even seen before. I wanted to put man-made geometric shapes, mixed with elements of color and movement to create less of a structured video, and more of a plethora of visual stimulation. The video starts off with simple mirrors and recognizable architecture, as the video progresses, so does the visual stimulation, showing the real abstraction of the piece. I have worked on this piece for an extremely long amount of time. I have spent time mirroring images and videos for the past five years, and I have been working on this specific piece for about four months. I felt it was time to combine Timelapse photography and the simplicity of a kaleidoscope, and create Mirror City. Directed, Filmed & Edited: Michael Shainblum www.shainblumphoto.com/ www.facebook.com/shainblumphoto www.500px.com/Shainblum www.twitter.com/shainblum Music: Bassnectar Track: Bassnectar – Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page) www.bassnectar.net/ http://bit.ly/17oclAz Motion Control Gewww.shainblumphoto.com/www.facebook.com/shainblumphotowww.500px.com/Shainblumwww.twitter.com/shainblum Music: Bassnectar Track: Bassnectar – Butterfly (ft. Mimi Page) www.bassnectar.net/ http://bit.ly/17oclAz Motion Control Gear Sponsors: Emotimo www.emotimo.com/ Dynamic Perception www.dynamicperception.com/ (All clips are available in the original and mirrored format) For licensing & inquires please contact at Shainblumphoto@gmail.com
I started drawing a Green Tree Python, but then it kind of took off into some occult stuff, touching up on some more symbolism from Rosicrucians, the Priory of Sion as well as some Alchemy textbooks I was looking over.