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Sometimes, I watch films for the pure joy of it, without any other consideration. In the field of digital and computer graphics, that means watching a lot of old demo pieces and music videos.
Ed Tannenbaum's Digital Dance is 100% pure joy in movement and interlaced image. The effects for 1982 are pretty phenomenal, though today they seem archaic. That's sort of the point of watching historic videos, you know? Watching how things have progressed as far as technology and the application of that technology to long-standing, recogniseable forms such as dance. If you watch the famed 1930s animation Joie de Vivre and then follow it up with this, you can see how the art takes advantage of the available technology. The important part is the joy that is expressed through the movement and how it plays within the piece.
The music is also very 1982, and I am playing it on repeat right now!
Klaus at Gunpoint
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