Blissful, Delîrivm Cordia

Blissful
Leftchannel completes a short animation for Fatômas (Mike Patton) titled “Blissful”.
Similar to the work of Hoogerbrugge, Blissful is a trip through torment and obstacles of supposed demise within the mind of an evil being. It’s hard for me not to think of Dante’s Inferno. While the piece is only black and white, the reduced color palette provides relief from distraction and suggests a “right and wrong” environment. Compositions rarely remain still and pacing forces some of my favorite moments away too fast for me to be completly satisfied, insisting I re-watch, which I’ve done a few times now.

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Justin Cone

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Together with Carlos El Asmar, Justin co-founded Motionographer, F5 and The Motion Awards. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with is wife, son and fluffball of a dog. Before taking on Motionographer full-time, Justin worked in various capacities at Psyop, NBC-Universal, Apple, Adobe and SCAD.

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13 Comments

alex

This piece is fantastic. Unfortunately it’s too short. I would love to see a whole narrative done in this style and to that soundtrack. Refreshing.

justin

“I would love to see a whole narrative done in this style and to that soundtrack.”

I second that.

Fabiano

Sorry, I don’t like it. Very sad, depressing.
I really don’t like it.

pxldoc

my only crit is that it’s too short.

Sir Monkey

Sorry to steal Leftchannel’s thunder, but I have to say, that Hoogerbrugge site is insane. The animation projects are very troubling but yet, so compelling and well done. Keep up the amazing work whoever you are!!!

DLY DLRS

Every Hoogerbrugge plug is a good one for all i care, but this piece didn’t really reminded me of him. This is way more f’cked up. I liked it alot though.

THA - DON

Usually dont give for “expressive” shabanga-bang, coz just like poetry, only the creator thinks its cool and understands it,

but this one was cool… thnaks for that one…

Palazzo, Why do you keep putting links to Wikipedia everytime? Do you think we all need some english schooling everytime we read your contribution? Or are you just trying to let us know you have heard of “Dante’s Inferno?”
Its all good, bit of name throwing at wine and cheese parties, common thing in LA or NYC.

Shawn Dunbar

I am game for Wikipedia links. Better to overdeliver than underdeliver…

DLY DLRS

I second Shawn’s motion.

AlexJ

What does “English Schooling” have to do with Wikipedia anyway?

Palazzo

“Palazzo, Why do you keep putting links to Wikipedia everytime? Do you think we all need some english schooling everytime we read your contribution? Or are you just trying to let us know you have heard of “Dante’s Inferno?â€Â?
Its all good, bit of name throwing at wine and cheese parties, common thing in LA or NYC.”

Very good question. I’ll start by asking an even better one. Why do I contribute to Motionographer? There are many parts to the answer. I do it out of genuine interest to pass along information to other people. I contribute so that the thousands of Motionographer readers have interesting new content to ingest. I don’t get paid from Motionographer nor do I receive compensation or reward. I receive satisfaction which comes from the thanks and praise in e-mails and comments. I do it to open discussions. I keep contributing because I think it’s a great platform for students and professionals to learn about work that’s being produced. It’s a selfless act which has nothing to do with ego, or reward. I actually find it stressful to make posts, however I continue because hey, someone’s gotta do it.

As for the second part of your question, I’ll start with a quote by Sir Tim Berners-Lee. “You get this tremendous serendipity where I can search the internet and come across a site that I did not set out to look for.”
Tim Berners-Lee is the inventor of the World Wide Web. That quote is taken from an article in which he warns of the two tiered internet system being proposed. Do you know dear “Tha-Don” what is so amazing about the internet; It provides an almost endless source of information at your fingertips. It’s like a digital Library of Alexandria. The serendipity Sir Tim mentions is the very reason I post links to wikipedia. I also believe it is naive, arrogant and a great lack of responsibility to assume people know everything about what I mention in posts. How am I to know if everyone has heard of Mike Patton. What if my wiki link helped someone discover new music that leads them to produce something inspired like the piece I posted in the first place. What if they learn of his collaborations with John Zorn or Melt Banana and this leads to some serendipitous event. We have readers from all over the world. Providing them with useful links to things mentioned in posts is neither a lesson in english as you described it, or any attempt for me to “throw names” I’m not interested in how much people think I know. The duty of great journalists, whom I’d never claim to be comparable to, is to inform selflessly. Do you think there is ego in informing other people, well then all universities must shut down immediately! Free yourself of your suspicious and bitter nature, Tha-Don. Motionographer’s intentions are pure, what are yours?

Now If you’ll excuse me, I’m off to a wine and cheese party where we’ll all be reading poetry aloud that none of us understand really.

Palazzo

bne meyrs

how DARE you give us an over-abundance of information… you should be ashamed of yourself! ;)

Shawn Burns

Man, some of you guys take this too serious i think, which was a mistake i made myself previously to this post.

This piece is amazing, the animation, motion, and everything are dead on with the music. Black and white i think was the perfect way to make this visually as entertaining as the audio itself without even getting distracted by the vocals, which seemed to be an instrument in itself w/ in the compostion. I loved it.

i think you just need to put your hater blockers on, I personally love wikipedia, and mike patton, fantomas, tomahawk, peeping tom, etc… (dropping names like what!?!?!) but i think it’s great to expose people to things and ideas that are different from the mainstream, and to educate others just like Palazzo mentions. Motionographer is great, and getting even MORE information, can only make it stronger, and more effective.

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