08.10.15 by Staff

Music Video: Nosaj Thing ft. Chance the Rapper “Cold Stares”


Check out this experimental video for Nosaj Thing’s collaboration with Chance The Rapper, directed by Tokyo-based media artist, Daito Manabe (who we previously featured doing amazing things with electronic pulses back in 2008).

While CG effects are nothing new, the use of little drone cameras to capture the movements of the two dancers teetering on the edge of reality and illusion gives everything a very unique feel! Watch “Cold Stares” below and learn more about the making of here.

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06.12.12 by Jeff

Nosaj Thing “Eclipse/Blue”

Nosaj Thing Eclipse/Blue directed by daito manabe
An incredible video directed by Daito Manabe for Nosaj Thing. What you are seeing is a live dance performance with projections tracked to the dancers using a high-speed camera. Watch below!

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24.10.08 by Jeff

Daito Manabe

Daito Manabe is onto something genius here – this is crazy! The muscles in Daito’s face move in sync to music via some sort of device that sends out an electric pulse. I could see a music video treatment where the entire thing is a close up of a face, kinda like that Bjork video for Hidden Place.

Now Daito just needs to design me a jumpsuit so I can fullfill my dream of winning So You Think You Can Dance. Another video of Daito after the jump!

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