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29

Oct
2015

In news / blog

By Richard

Floating Points | Silhouettes | About

On 29, Oct 2015 | In news / blog | By Richard


Trunk’s director Junior Martínez animates light

Trunk’s director Junior Martínez and Pablo Barquín have created a stunning and mesmerising video for Floating Points, aka Sam Shepherd. The music in the video is taken from ‘Silhouettes (I, II & III)’, an eleven-minute overture that is also the second track on Floating Point’s forthcoming debut album. Elaenia (out via Pluto in the UK and Luaka Bop in the US on 6th November).
The video came about when Sam Shepherd saw the amazing light rig Pablo had built at Hamill Industries in Barcelona. The motion rig converts digital 3D data into analog movement to control the path of an LED resulting in ethereal 3D light images. Mixing in camera effects with digital precision has always fascinated Pablo. He states that “the hardware wasn’t complicated and took us around 3 weeks to develop and build, but the software took a bit longer, almost a month. The hardest part was developing the right combination of hardware, software, electronics, cameras, lighting etc and getting them all to communicate perfectly. “
Sam noted “Junior, Pablo and I have all been friends for a long time, and I was always hanging around the studio in Barcelona, When he [Barquín] invented a light painting machine, the idea to do a music video came about very quickly”.

The video was shot in a purpose built landscape within Barquín’s studio as well as on location in Rio Tinto. This corner of the Spanish and Portuguese border is deemed the closest thing to Mars on Earth and perfectly portrays the sense of space suggested by the music.
The location also led to a lot of challenges Pablo notes “Shooting in Río Tinto was really hard, as we had only 5 nights and a lot of material to shoot. It was the first time we used this machine for a shoot so it was kind of hard to make a shooting plan with the right timings. Sometimes an animation of 70 frames could take a whole night to get done. We learnt on the fly how to be more efficient. It was a huge effort: we crossed the entire Country! Sometimes we even had to choose a location in total darkness in the middle of a mine!”

Junior observed that the tough working conditions helped the shoot in ways that were unexpected “During one of the first shoots in Rio Tinto at 5am in the morning a big scary mist came down and we thought, because it was time-lapse, taking 5 min for each frame, that it would look weird. Yet it was the opposite, it was amazing, so we added loads of smoke when we filmed in the studio to recreate the look of that amazing shot. It generated a natural glow, ambient, creating a mysterious background like E.T. “

The dazzling and compelling video is accompanied by a ‘making of film’ that shows the lengths that Junior and the guys went to to finish the video. And as noted by Richard at Trunk “ It’s always such a pleasure when Junior sends us projects he’s working on, we have a really close relationship so it’s great to see the progression, you always know you are going to be in for a visual treat!”

Credits:-
Directors: Pablo Barquín, Junior Martínez
Creative Team: Pablo Barquín, Anna Diaz Ortuño, Nathan Grimes, Junior Martínez
Executive Producers: H.I. (Hamill Industries) & Floating Points
Lead Producer: Anna Diaz Ortuño
Director of Photography: Nathan Grimes
Research & Technical Development: Pablo Barquín, H.I.
H.I. Technical Assistant: Joan Recasens
Editor: Anna Diaz Ortuño
Lead Animators: Fernando Domínguez, Wyz Borrero
Animators: Ohmyhood Luis “Inkclear” Redondo
Concept Artists: Junior Martínez , Michele Angelo
Plants Set Decorators: Estudio Sauvage
Post-production Team: Agus Verrastro, Florent Bastide
Production Assistants: Aida Busquets, Lidia Arruego
Digital Intermediate provided by RCO
RCO Colorist: Seth Ricart
RCO Producer: Marcus Lansdell
Special thanks to:
Fundación Rio Tinto, Ivan Rodriguez, 380 Monta Llum i Roda, Rab and Tanya Gordon, Chabeli Rodriguez, Marga Sardà, Alba Barneda, DVEIN, Agus Verrastro, Pamplona89, RCO, Laura Martinova, Pablo Hugo, Melissa, Saúl Narbona, Irina, Javo, Elsa Tejera, Jacinto Barquín, Marc Luelmo, Tinta, Cynthia, Sarah, Mita, Eric and specially to Sam for believing in this project since the very beginning.
Shot in Río Tinto, Huelva & Hamill Industries Headquarters
Barcelona, 2015

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29

Oct
2015

In Press

By Richard

Floating Points | Silhouettes | Making Of

On 29, Oct 2015 | In Press | By Richard

An oscillating stream of light attempts to intrude on an arid natural landscape, abstract light and a living environment merge, reacting to the dynamics of the music.
The luminous abstract forms are produced by a light-painting machine that, frame by frame, draws in a real environment the 3D animated figures.
This is an experimental video created by Pablo Barquín, Junior Martínez, Nathan Grimes and Anna Diaz Ortuño.
Directors:
Pablo Barquín hamillindustries.com
Junior Martínez trunk.me.uk/index.php/category/directors/junior/
Creative Team:
Pablo Barquín
Anna Diaz Ortuño
Nathan Grimes
Junior Martínez
Executive Producers:
H.I. (Hamill Industries) & Floating Points
Lead Producer:
Anna Diaz Ortuño
Director of Photography:
Nathan Grimes
Research & Technical Development:
Pablo Barquín, H.I.
H.I. Technical Assistant:
Joan Recasens
Editor:
Anna Diaz Ortuño
Lead Animators:
Fernando Domínguez
Wyz Borrero
Animators:
Ohmyhood
Luis “Inkclear” Redondo
Concept Artists:
Junior Martínez
Michele Angelo
Plants Set Decorators:
Estudio Sauvage
Post-production Team:
Agus Verrastro
Florent Bastide
Production Assistants:
Aida Busquets
Lidia Arruego
Digital Intermediate provided by RCO
RCO Colorist:
Seth Ricart
RCO Producer:
Marcus Lansdell
Special thanks to:
Fundación Rio Tinto, Ivan Rodriguez, 380 Monta Llum i Roda, Rab and Tanya Gordon, Chabeli Rodriguez, Marga Sardà, Alba Barneda, DVEIN, Agus Verrastro, Pamplona89, RCO, Laura Martinova, Pablo Hugo, Melissa, Saúl Narbona, Irina, Javo, Elsa Tejera, Jacinto Barquín, Marc Luelmo, Tinta, Cynthia, Sarah, Mita, Eric and specially to Sam for believing in this project since the very beginning.
Shot in Río Tinto, Huelva & Hamill Industries Headquarters
Barcelona, 2015
(c) 2015 Pluto

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20

Feb
2013

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In news / blog

By Layla

This is not a game

On 20, Feb 2013 | No Comments | In news / blog | By Layla

Here’s a sneaky peek behind the scenes of Lore&Jun’s latest music video for a certain 90’s rock act who are making a storming comeback. It was a drafty and cold two day shoot in deepest north London. We’ve seen a rough edit and it’s already looking splendid.

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16

Jul
2010

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In clip
Music Promos

By Layla

Silvery | The Naked and the Dead

On 16, Jul 2010 | No Comments | In clip, Music Promos | By Layla


Director: Alasdair Brotherston + Jock Mooney
Band: Silvery
Filmed at the Jerwood space as part of Jock’s month long artist in residence stint.

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16

Jul
2010

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In news / blog

By Layla

The Naked and the Dead

On 16, Jul 2010 | No Comments | In news / blog | By Layla

Here’s another video for Silvery directed by Alasdair Brotherston and Jock Mooney. It was filmed at the Jerwood space where Jock was an artist in residence for a month, no live animals were harmed during the making of this video, but the train driver needed counselling.

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