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Director: Scott Draves
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
UR     2004     1hr 51min

Experience 87 minutes of hypnotic retinal bliss by San Francisco VJ and software artist Spot a.k.a. Scott Draves. Five video tracks sync with electronic music by jhno, Spool, dj vordo, and mbb. Three more tracks sync with ...  more »


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Director: Scott Draves
Genres: Music Video & Concerts, Special Interests, Musicals & Performing Arts, Animation
Sub-Genres: N Sync, Other Music, Special Interests, Classical, Independently Distributed, Animation
Studio: Spotworks
Format: DVD
DVD Release Date: 03/31/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 51min
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Paul Roberts | SF, USA | 10/29/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought that after a while I would get sick of this DVD - I've now played it far more than I expected to. However, it's not like that at all.
The reverse is true. The dance between visuals and sound just keeps getting better and better each time I play it.
One day it's diving into the exquisite visuals of a fractal journey that holds me captive. The next time it's the river of mood and moments, captured in audio and triggering a massage for the eardrums.
A beautiful, organic, sequence of digital life.

Is this a peek into the teeming world of a drop of water or am I observing images light years across?
Both seem apt.

Enjoy this journey. I still do."
steve mason | san francisco, ca | 06/28/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"simply put, scott draves is one of the best algorithmic/generative artists. while the fractal flame software is available for download, and you can make your own strange attractor renderings, owning this dvd saves you potentially thousands of hours of rendering time, it's from the artist himself, and it's all tied together with music and other work. with all of the hack job "Art dvd"'s out there, this is one of the few truly original and groundbreaking pieces."
Infinity in a grain of pixels.
Christopher Carneal | los angeles | 08/17/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Admittedly I was in an induced "receptive" state of consciousness while viewing this DVD, but I don't think that condition invalidates my amazement with these motion graphics. Unlike most computer aided animation, these pieces feel like they could be timeless. As an animator myself, my impression of the first minute or so was cynical and critical and then I "got it". Whatever you get out of viewing this depends on how much attention you pay to the details it triggers in your imagination. If you patiently allow these visuals to unfold (because some are really slow), it can be like kinetic meditation.

Well worth the price and certainly worth supporting the hours of work it must have taken to create this art."
Spotworks DVD
sunshinesurfer | San Francisco, CA | 04/07/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am amazed by the beauty of Spot's lifetime of work. I am especially awed by his artistic interpertation of the concept of evolution and how he has created a form of life from something we use everyday: machines. The computers ability to process information into a spirl of energy that can be manipulated by
someone, as Spot has done, expands our minds and our concept of the universe."