Monday, March 19, 2012

Erik Stinson: Midtown Skin.. "It's morning in America"

Introducing a book trailer for Erik Stinson's brand new collection of essays, "Our New York Office" available tomorrow, Tuesday March 20th.

The book condenses Erik's recent findings on contemporary corporate culture, sex and power. Foremost among them is the series "Midtown Skin," which has run on HTMLgiant throughout the winter.

The video was shot at Chelsea Piers, and in a private office near Canal Street, in the late evening one Saturday. The driving range was cold and snow could be seen far out over the Hudson river. The writer David Fishkind was present, remarking that he had never felt so completely hopeless and lost.

This premium digital book is available only via personal email to Cave Agency Consulting.

Video: Adam Humphreys (me)
Player: Mitch Trale

Friday, March 9, 2012

Depth Camera LED Wall Video + Press Release

Coverage: Dazed Digital

Stills from RGB-D tumblr.

These visuals served as an introduction and backdrop for the Rag & Bone FW12 fashion show. They were created using a hacked depth sensor married to 4K video with the help of James George, Alexander Porter and Jonathan Minard. The process, which they pioneered and have used to shoot interviews, experiments, and document art events, creates a 3d rendering of the video and allows for the navigation of virtual space in post production.

Most of the footage was captured inside Pier 57, a massive former navel building in an advanced state of industrial decay which served as the show's venue.

The noise from the depth sensor results in the jittery oscillation of surfaces. Fixed objects shudder and vibrate as we move over and through them. Colored dots appear to dance. The overall impression is simultaneously high concept and dirty, futuristic and raw, a perfect complement to the space, the music, and Rag and Bone's trademark balance of refinement and edge.