CNR 2014: Movies: Beeple (USA): Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers

Beeple is Mike Winkelmann. A graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

His short films have screened at onedotzero, Prix Ars Electronica, the Sydney Biennale, Ann Arbor Film Festival and many others.

He has also released a series of Creative Commons live visuals that have been used by electronic acts such as deadmau5, Skrillex, Avicii, Zedd, Taio Cruz, Tiësto, Amon Tobin, Wolfgang Gartner, and Flying Lotus and many others. He currently releases work on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder imprint.

Flying Lotus: Kill Your Co-Workers
With this video, Flying Lotus and Beeple have brought to life a vibrant (pattern grid) world just as acclaimed illustrator Theo Ellsworth did with the intricately inspired EP artwork. And in an open invitation to animators across the world to make new scenes and stories with the parade of fantastical characters that feature, the source 3D models have been made freely available for you to download and use in your own works

Beeple explains: "When the video is released I will also be posting all of the 3D animation project files on my website so that people can see exactly how each shot and every character was animated. They are also free to use these 3D models and scenes in any way they'd like. I like to think of it as sort of an "open source video" in that all of the pieces of the project are also released for people to do what they'd like with."

This is the second time this year Flying Lotus has worked closely with the open source community, following the free Cosmogramma Fieldlines augmented reality application built in Open Frameworks with Aaron Meyers. Fieldlines enabled the user to manipulate graphics and sounds (designed by Flying Lotus during the Cosmogramma album sessions specifically for the application), using a webcam or mouse.

daily artwork:

[image source: Beeple]
[source: Vive Les Robots!]

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Cafe Neu Romance 2014:


Beeple Flying Lotus - Kill Your Co-Workers 2

Beeple is Mike Winkelmann. A graphic designer from Appleton, Wisconsin, USA.

Flying Lotus: Kill Your Co-Workers
The music video "Kill Your Co-Workers", which Beeple directed for Flying Lotus will be screened at Cafe Neu Romance on the 27 November 2014 at IIM.

IIM (Institute of Intermedia)
Hall H25 at FEL CVUT
Technická 2
160 00 Prague.

Note for the visitors of IIM: Go first to the info-desk at Galerie NTK, Technická 6, to get an entrance badge.