“Reality is only a Rorschach ink-blot, you know.” ~Alan Watts
Experimental music video inspired by and based on Reality Personified.
Animations (all clips used with permission through CC license or public domain):
“We Are Now Starting Our Descent” by Nick Fox-Gieg Animation
“The Tree of Life on Acid” by Mega Zit
“The Ultimate Goal” by Tricky House
“Dance of Electricity” directed by Guy David
“Big Buck Bunny”
Music (used with permission through public domain):
“Slow Relaxing Hip Step” from Royalty Free Beats
*Image credit (at top of page): “Fractal 1” by Tambako the Jaguar
D Y S T O P I A: a visual poem
One Day in the Future —
What if humans were extinct? What would the planet be like then? This isn’t a nightmare or a dream because there is no dreamer. Imagine a future world in which humans are gone, extinct, what record would remain to memorialize our existence. With current technology, it is already possible to record human thoughts and memories, using a digital camera/camcorder. The true dystopia would be this kind of environment, video memories/thoughts/dreams/ambitions still floating around and playing randomly throughout the world. This is how I would imagine a future Dystopian world.
DYSTOPIA: A Visual Poem (a part of Videotry series, video + poetry = Videotry. Videotry is a new style of poetry using moving images rather than written or spoken words to convey a meaning. Prose is in the form of film, a new way of ambient writing. Instrumental music and images illustrate the concepts, creating a flowing architecture)
More Visual Poetry:
Film Clips* (all film clips from Vimeo.com and used with permission through CC license):
Where Are All The People by Jonatan Lerche, Sr.
To Wall Street by Benjamin Dewey
Still There by Hotaka Matsumura
*[All footage filmed in HD, recommend 720p or 1080p for optimal viewing]
Sound clips (all samples from FreeSound.org and used with permission under CC attribution license from the following):
“Play Ball” CGEffex
“Highway Urban” Cognito Perceptu
“Deep Bass Rumble 3” ERH
“Primary School Children Playing Interior” Nick Pursehouse
[all other clips under CC licence public domain]
“Tenebrous Brothers Carnival–Snake Lady” & “Peace of Mind” by Kevin MacLeod, Incompetech.com
Swings & Cage in Field filmed by NIKOtheOrb
New ideas, new perspectives, new ways of living can add vitality to existence; when we embark upon new adventures it reminds us that we are alive. . . and that life does not have to be squandered in drudgery. I try to do something new each day.
As such, I conceived poetry from a new perspective. How else can we express poetry, if we don’t use the written or spoken word? Motion picture. I imagined that I could use video as poetry, rather than words, allow the images to express and convey meaning. I felt this added a new level of sensation and ambience to poetry. Suddenly, poetry is alive. It is in motion, new senses are involved, for a fuller experience of meaning.
“Soar” was filmed in HD, select 720p or 1080p for optimal viewing.
More Visual Poetry:
Dystopia (also in HD)
Forest Footage captured by NIKOtheOrb
Float (bird footage) captured by Manuela Donoso.
“Orion 300XB” by Kevin MacLeod.
(NIKOtheOrb added effects/mix to the music using Audacity and Power Sound Editor).
*Header image from Resurgere Stock Resources.
All footage, music, and images used with permission under Creative Commons attribution license or public domain.
- Binaural Eerie (nikotheorb.wordpress.com)