Archive for the Video Category

Coral Morphologic presents ‘Natural History Redux’

Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Coral Morphologic, in association with Borscht Corp., is proud to announce the digital release of the remixed and remastered ‘Natural History Redux’ today, March 6, 2014. ‘Natural History Redux’ compiles our original Natural History series of videos (that were previous only available online individually in 720p) into a digital 1080p collector’s edition available via Vimeo‘s On Demand service. NHR sees these 23 films hypnotically datamoshed together into a half-hour odyssey of the sea. Watch the free 720p stream above, and read a preview of the film @ the Creators Project site.

You can purchase the 1080p version of the film for $5 at this url: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/naturalhistoryredux

‘Natural History Redux’ was originally commissioned for Borscht 8 by Borscht Corp., and debuted on the 7,000 square foot video wall at Soundscape Park of the New World Symphony on Miami Beach, December 13, 2012. The release of NHR represents the closing of the early chapters of Coral Morphologic. The ‘Natural History’ series are our early ‘demos’, as the acquisition of the landmark Canon 5D Mark II in 2009 had suddenly made high-definition macro videography an affordable prospect for us. At that time we were still based out of our original home-based lab, where we made do with miniaturized aquarium sets that we hand-crafted in DIY spirit, challenging ourselves to make living portraits of our local invertebrate marinelife. Colin did the filming, and Jared composed original soundtracks (except ‘Man O War’ which was scored by Animal Collective’s Geologist) to accompany each film. We challenged ourselves to film and release a new portrait every week on this blog, which for the most part we delivered under self-imposed Monday morning deadlines. After filming ‘Man O War’ we found ourselves in a position where we felt constrained by our home-based lab, and took the gamble to move into a dedicated facility where we could expand our visions. It would be another two years before we had the time or resources to film anything new (the new Lab was considerably more expensive to set up and operate) and so when Borscht Corp. proposed showing all of our early works during Borscht 8, we took the opportunity to remaster these films so we could finally release them together as a complete long-form audio-visual experience. Enjoy!

 

Adult Swim | Off The Air – ‘Nature’

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

We are psyched to share that our short film ‘Fungia Food’ was included in the ‘Nature’ episode of Adult Swim‘s show Off The Air. Check out the episode at the Adult Swim site (recommended) or view below via the YouTube rip.

Coral Rekindling Venus

Sunday, May 13th, 2012

Coral Rekindling Venus trailer.

We are excited to share that Coral Morphologic has contributed film and images to Coral Rekindling Venus, a full-dome digital planetarium motion picture directed by artist Lynette Wallworth. Coral Rekindling Venus explores the magnificence of the coral reef and its organisms in a high definition, 360 degree view with a score including Antony Hegarty and Christian Fennesz. The film premieres in twenty-four (24) planetariums around the world on June 5th, which coincides with the Transit of Venus. The movie’s title equates the significance of coral reefs in the 21st century to this historic astronomical event.

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A Hybrid Future – The Corals of Miami

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

Check out the video from Colin’s TEDx talk, where he highlights Miami’s urban corals – specifically a rare hybrid “super” coral that may help in future rehabilitation of Florida’s fragile reefs. Click here to view a photo slideshow of the event.

Adult Swim | Off The Air – ‘Food’

Tuesday, May 31st, 2011

This past week our short film ‘Oyster Vision’ was included in the second episode of Adult Swim‘s new ten-minute mind-boggle of a show, Off the Air. The episode is titled ‘Food’, click here to check it out at the Adult Swim site (recommended) or view below via the DIY YouTube rip.

MORPHOLOGIC on PBS

Wednesday, November 4th, 2009

WLRN, one of Miami’s local PBS stations, put together a segment on us titled “Aquascaping”. Special thanks to Andrew Hevia, who produced the piece.

The Everything

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Above is a video segment from Physicist Garrett Lisi’s E8 theory paper, An Exceptionally Simple Theory Of Everything.

Check out his appearance @ TED waaaay back in February 2008.