Back in March, the New York club-rapper Le1f released his Hey EP, which brought everything good he’d done on his mixtapes together into one short burst of creativity. Today, he gives us the video for his dancehall-leaning track “Sup,” maybe the most futuristic-sounding track on a very futuristic EP. In director Jesse Miller-Gordon’s clip, Le1f [...]
Tycho is sharing his mysterious video for “See”, directed by San Francisco based designer, director + galactic crusader, GMUNK. The concept revolves around the idea of the difference between our perceived reality vs. actual visual reality.
GMUNK talks about the inspiration & technique behind the “See” video:
“When we first listened to ‘See’ we immediately began thinking about perspective and what it means to have sight. We wanted to explore the difference between the perceived and the actual that constantly exist within each of us. We wanted to push the defined limits of vision both naturally and through technological enhancements. The resulting film presents the story of a woman living two parallel existences, expressed through rich, lowcontrast visuals that complement the dreamy and lucid feel of ‘See.’
One keystone of the video is this intensely stylized mystic worldview of spiritual energy we see through our heroine’s perspective. Presented through fullspectrum as well as infrared photography, our heroine’s experience has an unmistakably unique palette. We were very excited about this world of full spectrum photography and the idea of being able to ‘see’ things that were otherwise invisible. Using special filters we can achieve practical, incamera effects that drive home her familiar yet otherworldly perception.
The band was treated as the interweave between the two dimensions in the film. Visually, they’re presented through a different infrared capture, providing a visual bridge while still giving us a reprieve from the intense environmental palettes. We captured the thousands of scattered, IRvisible dots emitted by a Kinect, supplemented with laser projections that bathe the image with fill light and color. The band footage also acts as a narrative locomotive, spurring the transition points within the story.
Tycho has Northern California roots, so we wanted to tell the story using three iconic locations in the region — the beautiful redwood forests of Big Basin Redwoods State Park, the lush golden fields of Ano Nuevo, and the stunning beaches of San Gregorio. All three locations provided a uniquely saturated color palette, atmospheric lighting, and rich texture that was definitively in the Tycho aesthetic. The lush vegetation of each location accentuated the infrared photography, and amplified the contrast between “audience” and POV stylings.”
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Earlier this year downtempo guru Tycho released Awake (which included the hypnotic “Spectre“) and now Bradley G. Munkowitz has directed an exquisitely shot video to go along with the track “See.” In it a young woman wakes up in the forest surrounded by a series of mysterious tools, each of which she needs on a [...]
There’s nothing traditional about Dawn Golden’s approach to electronic music.