Once I heard the musical composition, I fell in love with this fusion tango, and knew I had to produce a video for it. That was 2 years ago! The approach I took was to make it as syncopated in imagery as the composition itself. As I was making slow progress towards the middle of the project, a new project popped up and I had to put this on ice for a while.
Once I returned to it, I had lost my train of thought and the pace I wanted to maintain. Restarting to tune in and reconnecting with the inspiration did not go smoothly. Hopefully the start-stop-start nature doesn’t show in the final product. Enjoy the show!
Contratiempo – [translation] In music It can be written with silences (in this case as a syncopation written with silences). If the instrument running pace no longer produces sounds. Syncopation in music is the compositional strategy to break the regularity of the rhythm, through the accentuation of a note on a weak spot or a semi-strong compás.
[Spanish] Puede ser escrita con silencios (en este caso se denomina contratiempo). Si el instrumento que ejecuta el ritmo no produce sonidos prolongados, se oirá lo mismo como escrito con notas de síncopa escrita con silencios.
Music: Montserrat (a modern tango fusion) by Bajofondo (live) in Montevideo, Uruguay (remixed by Leo Bar)
Some photographs of Bs. As. courtesy of Fotografo Volante @ flickr.com/photos/ruggeroarena/
Posted in Cityscape, Dance, Montage, Montevideo, Music Video, New Video, paintings, Scenery, Tango, Video Tangos
Tagged Argentina, art, Buenos Aires, Dance, Danza, Folklore, Fusion Tango, La Boca, Leo Bar, Montevideo, Music Video, Photography, Pix In Motion, Tango, Uruguay
Uruguay celebrates “Carnaval” over 40 days. Some of the parades and performances have been postponed or delayed due to intense rainstorms and flooding. Here are some tastes of what it feels to be at the celebrations…
Music (remixed) Caminando by Hugo Fattoruso and the Drums of Cuareim (Lonjas de Cuareim)
Enjoy the feast,
Posted in Dance, Holiday, Montevideo, Music Video, New Video
Tagged animation, Carnaval, Carnival, Dance, Danza, Folklore, Leo Bar, Montevideo, Music, NYC, Photography, Pix In Motion, Uruguay, Video
A tribute to Alfredo Zitarrosa – (March 10, 1936 – January 17, 1989 in Montevideo, Uruguay) was a Uruguayan singer, composer, poet, writer and journalist. He is regarded as one of the most important figures in the popular music of his country and Latin America in general. For more info see my blog :: or en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfredo_Zitarrosa
Vintage 1940′s Montevideo film: Prelinger Collection :: Archive.Org – Public Domain
Music:Zitarrosa by Bajofondo – Remix by Leo Bar
Dancers: Gustavo Rosas & Gisela Natoli (live performance)
Graphics, Digital Paintings: Leo Bar
Posted in art, Dance, History, Montage, Music Video, New Video, paintings, Scenery
Tagged Argentina, art, Buenos Aires, Dance, Danza, Folklore, La Boca, Leo Bar, Montevideo, paintings, Photography, Pix In Motion, Tango, Uruguay, Video, Zitarrosa
In this production I decided to use masks and filters in addition to the split screens due to the intense lighting of the dance scenes. By masking this sequence with an antique look I tried to minimize the glare of the fluorescent lighting. Once I had done it to the dance portion, for the sake of balance did it to the scenic clips as well. The vignette was added to promote the “old” look and to further enhance the masking.
Gustavo Rosas and Gisela Natoli dance (rearranged by Leo Bar) to a new age tango – Gloria by Gotan Project (remixed). Traditional scenery of places and events in Uruguay and Argentina can be seen side by side with the dancers.
Art and paintings by Leo Bar.
Enjoy the show,
Posted in art, Cityscape, Dance, Montevideo, Music Video, paintings, Scenery, Video Tangos
Tagged animation, Argentina, Arts, Buenos Aires, Dance, Danza, Folklore, La Boca, Landscapes, Leo Bar, Montevideo, paintings, Performing Arts, Photography, Pix In Motion, spanish, Tango, Uruguay
How gems and minerals may have been formed. Featuring my collection of minerals and gems together with the collaboration of Cran Cowan – UV lighted minerals @ http://www.flickr.com/photos/28617364@N04/
Music: A different angle -2 by Garry B. @ https://soundcloud.com/garry-b
Special thanks to NOAA for the underwater volcanoes clips.
Here are the steps I took to produce this piece:
- Made with CHAOSCOPE software images that resemble the target mineral photograph previously taken (size-color-shape)
- Took the image and the target mineral photograph through a morphing program and produced a video rendition of the transformation.
- There were several other “attractor/chaos” images made that were morphed among themselves and then re-morphed into the gem/mineral target.
- Then gathered all the technical – chemical composition for the making and assembling of the descriptions.
- The process was tedious, time consuming and error prone (re-edits), but because I love my stones and minerals it was a real pleasure seeing how it could have happened
Enjoy the show,
Posted in Gems and Minerals, Montage, Nature, New Video
Tagged animation, Earth Sciences, Geology, HDR, Leo Bar, Mineral, Music, Nature, Photography, Pix In Motion, Rocks and Minerals, Uruguay