After many years of debate on the subject, YouWorkForThem is excited to announce the addition of Stock Audio to our repertoire. It’s no secret that compelling motion and video content requires compelling audio. Original music scores, audio atmospheres that evoke a specific environment or volumetric space, and unique, functional UI sound effects are what bring visual content up to full power. As content production timelines progress, the audio component is often left to the last minute, or—too often—overlooked entirely, because a custom solution is usually perceived as being difficult or expensive. This perception is easily countered with Stock Audio solutions from YouworkForThem, and with prices starting at $15, your budget won’t even blink.
We are very excited to start the audio ball rolling with 9 collections of elements, 4 sets created by our longtime collaborators at Madsound, and 5 collections done in-house here at YWFT. These sets of audio were designed specifically for content creators. Whether you are the biggest producer since Robert Evans, deep into post on Avatar VI: Revenge of Zombie Sigourney, or the shyest kid at summer camp coding on your PSP in the cabin, there’s something here to make your project “pop a little™.”
If you need a quick set of UI sounds for your game menu, there are 100 instant classics in the “Bloop” collection and 8-bit glory aplenty in “Game.” If you’re making the trippiest iPad app since Brian Eno cut his hair, then check out “Moon” or “Underworld” for incredible volumetric atmospheres. Need the background music for your stylish web sitelet and the client is arriving in the morning? Don’t sweat it, grab the “Melody” collection and still make last call. If you have your animated logo ready to roll across a million in-car navscreens and aircraft entertainment systems, then check out “Motif” for custom-made, royalty-free themes made with casino-approved simplicity.
Your media has the motion, YouWorkForThem has the moves. Stock Audio available now.
I picked up (itunes) the latest Flaming Lips album and have been really digging it. Their last album I listened to it so much, I now despise it (in a good way though). This latest album (Embryonic) is really nice because its much more dark and overall just odd, good for my soul right now it seems. So I went looking for any videos released for the new album and came across this one. Not the most amazing video, but its fun for a short break this morning. It will be interesting to see what other videos they release for this album…
In February of 2009 we got a call from Catherine Owens, the long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our work and knew she found the team who could help with U2’s 2009 world tour (titled 360). After a quick stint of meetings in New York, we came back to the Bangkok studio and begin work for the following two months on numerous ideas.
We began our development on the videos for the tracks Beautiful Day, Ultra Violet and The Unforgettable Fire. The first series of works involved filming small fish common in the canals of Bangkok for very fluid and dreamlike sequences. For the second series we explored mapping the films into a 3d space and further distorting them for an enhanced depth and perspective. Then for the last series of works we explored more solid colors, 2d and fast paced clips to stimulate lighting effects and screen energy during the performance. In the end we created over 100 different sequences, with over 300 total clips delivered in various formats, colors and speeds.
The concert opened in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd of 90,000 fans. The screen that displayed this work was designed by Willie Williams, Mark Fisher, Chuck Hoberman, and Frederic Opsomer. The screen was composed of 888 individual hexagonal panels that support 500,000 Barco LED pixels. It can transform from seven meters to 22 meters high and move up and down. To sum it up, this is the most massive and badass screen ever and we were mega-amped to have worked on such an intense project.
As mentioned in a previous post, me and the crew of YouWorkForThem Bangkok recently rocked over 300 videos for U2′s new tour. Finally today, we found some evidence of our contribution on the mega-screen! Not the best quality video (earthquake cam), but at least its a start for now. We hope we they decide to use more of the work in the set as the tour continues. Either way, we will be showing a preview of our contributions in due time. (our work kicks in around 1:10 for a short bit)
Back in February we got a nice call from Catherine Owens, long time super creative director for the uber-famous band U2. Catherine came across our video This is Agostina and knew she found the team who could help rock some video/visuals for this years U2 360 world tour. For the past few months we went to New York for meetings, came back to the Bangkok studio and have been rocking on over 200 video clips for the upcoming show. The concert opens in Barcelona on June 30, 2009 to a sold out crowd of 90,000 fans. For complete tour details you can visit the U2 Tour schedule. To get an idea of stage and the size of screen we created video work for (its MASSIVE), you can check out the U2 360 website.
As we come to wrap on this project, we are really excited/anxious to show everyone the video we contributed to the project. As soon as the tour gets rolling we will release more details (permitting all NDA rules of course). Till then, just go check out the show, I am sure U2 will give you one hell of a show!
I am not much of a rock band player, but I did recently have a little jam session when I was staying with some friends in NYC last month. Today, I stumbled across this site with this new promotion for the Beatles version of rock band coming out later this year. I have to say, this is one of the best animations I have ever seen, if not the best. Why? Well for many reasons. Of course working with the Beatles as subject matter only helps push the work to the forefront, but I wont deny the intensity of this work. Overall, the style, the story telling of the bands progression from pop stars to experimenting with drugs, is all so obvious in a very unique way in the promotion. I could go on for many words here, but overall, this animation is just 100% kick ass. See for yourself…
Boom, our latest publication has finally landed! A work of art that explores the relationship between nature, motion and sound, The Interpretation takes us on a languid journey through a slowly flourishing forest. Hinting at vague memories of microbiology and rotating through a cool organic spectrum of greens, blues, browns, blacks and whites; this motion-based work will entrance its viewer as the forest evolves. The Interpretation is set to a minimal score filled with authentic sounds of nature, complimenting the environmental essence of the visuals. One of the movies on this DVD also features a soundtrack composed by various Ghostly Records musicians.
Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Mexico, primarily celebrated in the state of Puebla, with some limited recognition in other parts of Mexico. The holiday commemorates the Mexican army’s unlikely defeat of French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of Mexican General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín.
I thought I would put together a list of essential latin-themed lps that can get you in the mood to celebrate (I know a lot of them are from Puerto Rico but whatever):
Super nice guy and talented illustrator Damien Correll has been doing these beautiful covers for the podcasts over at Radiozero. Go there and check them out as well as the podcast if you need some tunes to get you set for the weekend.
I am going to riff a little with the spirit of today’s theme, Earth Day.
First, there is a really nice zine for earth day titled, RRR. You can check the pdf out here and has a lot of really nice work from a lot of players in the illustration-design arena. I think you can only find it here, so feel free to link this post up. Proceeds from future sales of the printed versions of this book or artwork found within will go to benefit the Surfrider Foundation. Don’t forget to check out Steven Harrington’s Earth Day poster. Thanks, Jonathan.
I really like themes, collections, etc so thought I would put my top 10 albums to listen to today:
David Axelrod - Earth Rot
Marion Brown – Sweet Earth Flying
Dee Dee Bridgewater – Red Earth
Georgia Anne Muldrow - Olesi: Fragments Of An Earth
Sandoz - Live In The Earth
Augustus Pablo - Earth’s Rightful Ruler
Madlib – Earth Sounds
Vangelis – Earth (Essential listen)
Explosions In The Sky - The Earth Is Not A Cold Dead Place