A while back on Tween, I posted Robert Seidel’s experimental short, “_grau,” with a healthy does of praise attached. I’m happy to announce that Robert recently finished his first music video, “Futures,” a song by Zero 7 featuring JosÃƒÂ© GonzÃƒÂ¡lez.
Like “_grau,” “Futures” uses richly textured organic imagery to create complex, ever-shifting animations that are as hypnotic as they are beautiful. One of the things I really like about Robert’s work is the way in which it forces me to slow down my normal rate of visual consumption. Each composition is full of depth and wonder, at once familiar and alien.
From a technical perspective, I can’t figure out how Robert has created this thing. He appears to be using some kind of morphing technique, but if you watch closely, the objects in some of the scenes actually seem to be growing, suggesting time-lapse photography or even CG animaiton. I’m not sure. That’s part of the fun.