Monday, October 10, 2011

Vijaying for Delicate Decibel


On the 8th of October 2011, I joined theWetCarpet studios for a VJ session for Delicate Decibel at Motorcycle Emptiness. Vijaying on different style of indie music, we set up a curtain to cover the stage and did a double projection on each side of the stage. We also set up 2 other projectors that we used as lightings on the performers. Similar to my previous music video, the semi-transparent fabric allows to receive lights and visuals as well as see through. This technique creates a strong sense of depth.

Most of our visuals that night were motion graphics, high contrast (with lots of blacks, allowing more transparency on the curtain) rather than my traditional selection of 60s-70s film, ads and scopitones.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Stylish Nonsense - Ninja

For my final project for my MA in visual communication with Birmingham City University, I decided to move on to something more challenging. I explored the potential of using live concert and performance techniques to strengthen Music Video as an interactive media. Being a part-time Vijay in clubs and concert, I found it quite challenging to work on such approach as both music video and vijaying are giving a visual representation of music.

Being aware of the existing barrier between concert videos and music videos, I had to find a way to combine live visual elements such as projection and interactive visuals, with more classic music video techniques such as rhythmic editing, split screen and multi-camera cinematography, techniques I explored in the first 2 stages of my MA.

The final outcome of my project is a music video designed for the Thai indie band “Stylish Nonsense” using front projection on scrims and interactive lighting techniques.
Stylish Nonsense - Photos I took and compositedfor my pre-production

To get a more challenging result than a simple projection on background, I studied the use of scrims for front projection. Scrims are semi-transparent fabrics which depending where is the light source coming from, becomes transparent or opaque. Following the recommendation from Deyan, another fellow VJ (theWetCarpet), I decided to go for a dark grey fabric that I could set up in front of the 2 band members, allowing to see both visuals and the band in the same time. To achieve a better result, I also collaborated with Go Kun (Go Ueda), a japanese lighting sequencer who designed a set of interactive lights placed in different part of the stage.

We shot the video at Opposite, a venue own by the WTF franchise, sukhumwit soi 51

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Interview on Slowreverse - Monster music video by a Day magazine

I was interview last month by the famous thai hip/design "A day magazine" and the publish the article last week. I was interviewed on the process of the music video from concept to post-production. If you can read Thai, enjoy!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

The Standards - It's Nothing

Finally, it is done... the hardest work so far... Because of pressure from Birmingham City University to submit my work in time and difficulties for the band and Cedric Arnold the DOP to be available when needed, this project suffered from a considerable amount of flaws especially during preproduction. It was shot with a budget of 10.000 THB, mostly coming from the band and myself.

The Standards - It's Nothing from Gabriel Camelin (Freelenser) on Vimeo.

Concept and Direction: Cedric Arnold and Gabriel Camelin

Photography: Cedric Arnold
Post-production: Gabriel Camelin

Bar sequence shot at Wong's place
more infos:
27/3 Soi Sribamphen, Rama 4 Road, Yannawa
Bangkok, Thailand, 10120
Sam Wong: +6681.901.0235

VW Minivan from Phatthi Buntawanit's family

For more information about the standards:

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Happy New Year 2011

I did this timelapse video in Bangkok as a test for the newcoming Standards music video I am working on with Cedric Arnold. I used a Nikon D700 with a remote control in different places in Bangkok.

Timelapse test for the Standards MV from Gabriel Camelin (Freelenser) on Vimeo.