The videos below exemplify my interest in moving images and their potential for communicating ideas. They include marketing videos, demos, music videos and documentations of my art and live performances.
My greatest interest currently is in the area of video projection mapping, the results of which you can see in the Vortexinator and Snowflake Mapping Project videos below. I have been a VJ performing interactive projected imagery for a number of years under my name as well as Funky Photons. My aim as a video artist is to break down the barriers between the art and audience. I started this with the Vortexya Video Kaleidoscope, an all analog video feedback machine that allowed the audience to make endless kaleidoscopic patterns with video.
I'm available as a freelance videographer, editor, motion graphics designer, and also for interactive projected visuals and installations.
This video shows clips of my work in video, including documentary, music video, and documentation of art.
video projection mapping
Video Projection Mapping involves the projection of visual imagery onto three dimensional objects, buildings, and custom screens and sculptures in my case. I've been a VJ for many years, projecting onto traditional screens usually. I decided to take it to the next level by designing and building the Snowflake Mapping Project to see how I could map an intricate shape such as a snowflake. I then wanted to incorporate LEDs into an object where the video and LEDs are controlled by the same performance.
The Vortexinator is an interactive Video Projection-Mapped modular triangular screen, with incorporated RGB and white LEDs. This is the latest in my interactive series and it was installed at Uniting Souls' Deeper Roots night at Substation in Seattle on Aug. 8th, 2015, at Manifest, and as a part of my live A/V set at Black Rock Equinox 9, a Burners Without Borders Seattle fundraiser.
Design, fabrication, LED integration and projection mapping were done by me, as was the photography and motion graphics used in the piece.
A video documentation of a live audiovisual performance involving original music, video and sculpture by Marcell Marias. Audio loops and video sequences are triggered in real-time using a 64-button MIDI controller. In Ableton Live 8, each button is mapped to looped stems consisting of drums, bass, synth and effects from the song "Eye". The same buttons are mapped to corresponding snowflake animations in Modul8, which are then video projection-mapped onto the snowflake shapes of the aluminum sculpture.
The resulting performance is improvised and the audio and video is recorded live. It creates a magical interactive piece which glows, moves, and responds to the player's touch. The snowflake shapes originated from photographs taken by Caltech Physicist Kenneth Libbrecht and used by permission. I also animated and effected the snowflake photos in order to achieve all of the imagery that is mapped onto the aluminum shapes. The original photos are amazing and can be seen at SnowCrystals.com
This video shows a demo of the Vortexya Video Kaleidoscope. The kaleidoscopic patterns change in real-time as the sculpture is manipulated by turning the monitor left and right and by altering the tint, saturation and brightness controls of the monitor in real-time. It's further enhanced by a zoom control which allows the user to zoom in and out, allowing for infinite pattern combinations. Putting hands or other objects on top of the monitor also allows for intricate interactivity. Playing with these controls allows for an infinite variety of kaleidoscopic patterns.
Concept, Design, Fabrication, Video, Music by Marcell Marias
video music / Music video
Video Music or Music Video? Aren't they the same? It's all about the synthesis of video and music. It comes in the form of a DJ mix with layered live video performances as shown in "Spooky Love Action at a Distance" below. It also takes shape as Henta's music video "Vision of Truth".
This video consists of an audio excerpt from a Chris Sick mix entitled "Spooky Love Action at a Distance" to which I performed an interactive analog and digital video mix. Chris orchestrated and manipulated 3-4 turntables for his set and I layered 2 Vortexya Video Kaleidoscope performances to the music and added 2 additional digital video performances via Modul8. I chose to keep all sources at their relative resolutions, hence the video feedback layers masked with circular mask in the middle and the digital mixes at 720P. I also included a layer of my actual performance on the Vortexya Video kaleidoscope in my studio as the background layer.
This is a music video for Henta's "Vision of Truth" song from her Grammy-nominated album Laserium for the Soul. Henta and I worked on this together, incorporating original footage which I shot at various locations, including Sedona (Arizona), Ocean Shores (Washington), Antibes (France), Florida and in Seattle, Washington.
These videos below were produced for clients as demos, marketing pieces and other various types of work. Big Picture hired me to make them a Kickstarter video for their campaign to install new seats into their independent theater.
This is a promo video for the Big Picture in Seattle, which is based on the video I completed for their successful Kickstarter campaign. This video shows a walkthrough of the various rooms at the Big Picture. It also shows the new seats that were installed thanks to the generous contributors to the Kickstarter campaign.
This is a video demo for David Bowie tribute band BowieVision. From various sources of varying quality, I edited this video with band member Jeff Mosier. I'm also their video projection artist for their live shows.
The videos below are recordings of my various live performances. They include A/V sets which feature my original electronic music coupled with my visuals. As a musician and visuals artist, I've performed all over Seattle, in Canada, NYC, and in Europe. These performances are what I love doing the most as they feature my music and visuals work in a live setting.
Excerpts from Marcell Marias' live A/V set at Black Rock Equinox 9, a Burners Without Borders Seattle fundraiser. Ableton Live was used for multichannel playback with live filtering, mixing and effects. An additional MIDI track in Live triggered the visuals for the Vortexinator, where Modul8 provided the video signal and Madmapper controlled the RGB LEDs and provided video projection mapping onto the sculpture. All video content and music, including live remixes, produced by Marcell Marias.
Here's a video from Immersion, a surround sound show that David Miles Huber and I produced at Re-Bar on June 3rd, 2012. Music is from the set, recorded in studio and down-mixed from quad to stereo. Camera by Brooks Callison and Editing by Marcell Marias.
Marcell Marias performs original compositions in surround sound at Total Immersion II - Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, Seattle, June 13, 2009. Using Ableton Live, Reaktor 5 and ReMote SL25 for control, he bathed the audience in moving, circling sound, while three screens of original visuals served as optic stimuli. This video includes excerpted clips with a stereo mix of the full quad performance. Henta joins Marias for the song "Lotus".
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