LET ME SEE THEM HANDS!!!

29 11 2010

This past summer Joe, Nick & Luke flanked future roots reggae icons John Brown’s Body during their appearance at the 20th Annual Grassroots Festival of Music & Dance. The Moving Box team was on hand to capture an amazing performance from the locally founded octet.

Their set contained many musical and visual high points. While reviewing the footage of their performance, Luke chose to showcase their performance of “The Gold (Dubmatix Version)“. During the editing process, Luke felt the song deeply resonated with him. The crowd response was absolutely electric and the visual evolution of the light and camera angles created a flow that was sensually stimulating from beginning to end.

While editing the performance, Luke worked with local music legends Phil Abbott and Dan Timmons at Pyramid Sound Studios. They contributed a mixed and mastered recording made the music and sound of the event come alive.

So load up the 720p HD footage, get comfy, strap on your ear goggles and be transported to a lovely summer night, a beautiful crowd, and a unique band!





One Day On Earth

18 10 2010

Moving Box’s Jeff Hellman recently participated in the worldwide documentary film One Day on Earth. One Day on Earth is a collaboration of over 10,000 filmmakers, photographers, journalists, and inspired citizens in every country of the world, who collectively recorded the 24-hour period of October 10th, 2010 with video and photography. Started in 2008, this massive project has created a growing online community. Its focus is to create a shared archive and communal film that showcases the amazing diversity, conflict, tragedy, and triumph that occur in one day.





A Sneak Peak from the Recording Studio

18 10 2010

It’s not often we’re able to post a fresh track from one of our recording artists, but Ithaca based Kid Magnum has blessed us with this one. “Just You” was recorded and mixed today in the recording studio at Moving Box Studios. Kid Magnum has been working with indie label Blind Arcade Records out of Philadelphia. Enjoy the track.
-C

Kid Magnum – Just You by drtymavrikk





I’m Loving Lynda.com

12 10 2010

Jeff Hellman, one of Moving Box’s videographers and graphic artists, has been working on a variety of projects using the latest in professional creative software. In order to learn new tricks and keep his skills sharp, Jeff has been using the tutorial services offered by Lynda.com. He has been so pleased with the tutorials that he wanted to pass along this great site to you guys.

As we progress day by day with new technology and software advancements changing constantly, it’s important to stay in the know. This is why I’m loving Lynda.com. As a premium member, I have access to over 54,000 online video tutorials instantly. Now, whenever I have a question about how to do something with creative software, it’s just a click away. Lynda.com has tutorials and info about a variety software the Moving Box team uses on a daily basis including After Effects, Final Cut Pro, 3D Max, Flash, Photoshop, and ProTools. Lynda.com also offers tons of other tutorials on a wide variety of other software. Don’t need tutorials for professional creative software? They have tutorials for eBay, Excel, PowerPoint, and lots of other software we all use on a daily basis. Lynda.com offers a great service so go and check them out!

– Jeff Hellman





Chip_Con #1: REBOOT (Brooklyn, NY 8/7/10)

17 08 2010


On August 7th 2010 Chip-Con International had their first event, REBOOT, a concert at Little Field, NYC featuring five rock-awesome chiptune artist and one killer VG. Moving Box animator and sound engineer Chris attended this event, much to his nerdy heart’s desire.

The show featured DEADBEATBLAST, Smiletron, Chromix, I, Cactus, and IAYD, with live visuals by Invader Bacca.

We attended the show, and it was very cool. It was a great experience to meet some of my Chiptune Heros (please Harmonix, don’t make this into a game) and see them throw down live.

I’m consistently blown away by the raw power and crunch behind the DMG Gameboy. Other artists used tools like laptop computers, effects pads, and PSPs.

REBOOT was the first in a series of international chiptune concerts. To get an idea of what when down, check out this video courtesy of DEADBEATBLAST.

If you would like to learn more about chiptunes and events like this, visit VideoGameDJ.com





AYURVEDA- H. LUMINOUS RECORD RELEASE

6 08 2010

The storyline of H. luminous grew from front man Tom Buchinal’s own study of the 2012 phenomenon. “I began reading, listening, and watching everything I could about the Maya and their culture,” he says. “As soon as I would close one door, another would open. I got very much into the observance of shamanism and began to practice a little on my own. At the time, I had no clue what I was doing. I suppose I still don’t. But H. luminous is about this re-emerging contemporary shamanic vision and practice, being experienced and shared concurrently by more and more people every day. People whom I believe are the direct precursors to the emergence of Homo luminous.” (For more of Burchinal’s musings on the creation of H. luminous, see the album package.)
The music on H. luminous had a similarly intuitive, exploratory origin. Ayurveda’s four instrumentalists actually set out to write that most elusive of things for a progressive rock band, a four-minute single. But the music took them elsewhere, and soon the whole band realized that something much more ambitious was taking shape. Mystical, atmospheric sounds in some parts of the album call to mind Radiohead; other more ponderous and titanic sections evoke the power of Led Zeppelin and the primal virtuosity of Tool. H. luminous was recorded live in the studio, with the four instrumentalists playing together and only the vocals overdubbed later. Burchinal’s parts were added in a similar style later, with all lead and harmony vocals recorded in a single four-hour session. The aim was to capture the intuitive, collaborative vibe in which the album was written.

H.Luminous Album cover art designed by Moving Box Studio’s Nicoli Schwiep

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Dj CUT MAN @ OTAKON 2010

3 08 2010

Dj CUT MAN and MC DEATH BEAR at OTAKON 2010Big news for Moving Box’s own Chris & Christian ( aka Dj CUT MAN and MC DEATH BEAR ): This weekend they headed down to Baltimore, MD to attend OTAKON, the east coast’s largest Anime and Japanese Culture festival attending approximately 30,000 people. The convention is named after the Japanese word “Otaku” which is used to refer to people obsessed with Japanese animation (anime), Japanese comics (manga) or Video Games.

This was a big milestone for Dj CUT MAN, Chris’ project proudly sporting the tagline of “Video Game DJ,” as it was a live performance in front of thousands of Otakon goers. Dj CUT MAN played his new mix, DUBTROPOLIS (available soon on SoundCloud), a collection of Dub-Step influenced Chiptune songs. If none of those words make sense to you, here’s a song that exemplifies the musical style. MC Death Bear became a true Master of Cerimonies that night, hyping the crowd and providing vocal interludes and shout outs throughout the set.

MC Death Bear has been creating art for Dj CUT MAN for months, and is responbile for the killer flyers for the series of shows at Ithaca’s own Waffle Frolic. Dj CUT MAN has created three full-length mix albums so far and his fourth is expected in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more.

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