Thought this would be a nice Sunday post. After an eventful weekend, sit back, and marvel at the visual world of Beeple. He’s recently been working with Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label and has a huge collection of videos online. Here are a few of my favorites along with his interview for Disco Droppings.
DD Is your day job a necessary fuel for your creativity? Being in a more constrained environment, and then having your energy explode out when it’s time for personal projects..
B mmm I feel like right now I’d like to keep personal and business as separate as possible. That may change in the future but for now it seems to be at a good balance. They are both very different at the moment… One I have almost no creative control over, and one I have absolute creative control over.
DD When you look at some of the videos made from your Cinema 4D open source files, which have really connected with you?
B There are so many sweet examples here are a few:
DD I’m quite fond of deadmau5 and his larger than life presentation as an artist. What specific visuals did you make for him?
B I did pieces of a bunch of songs, but here is a song where I did all of the visuals/editing for..
DD If you could interview Chris Cunningham, what would you ask him?
B Good question! I have absolutely no clue what I’d ask him. Maybe I’d ask him what music he’s into, what good films he’s seen lately…any other directors or shit he’s feeling at the moment.
DD What’s the most encouraging thing someones said about your work?
B Oh my god, far too many kind words have been wasted on my work!! I honestly feel like people’s standards are too low these days ;]
DD I think your really really funny, I’m having a lot of fun going through these videos on your youtube channel. You’ve given me an endless amount of videos to share with friends. When you want to laugh really hard, where do you go?
B ummm, talking with friends is actually what gets me laughing more than anything. There’s not a ton of shows that I find like, laugh out loud funny. Sometimes the occasional meme on the internet will make me laugh, but usually it’s joking around with close friends.
DD Would you ever consider making some sort of animated show? Some of these short stories look like they belong on Adult Swim, I’d love to see some Beeple on there.
B I would love to be on there. I’m a huge fan of Tim and Eric!!
DD How do you plan on pushing yourself as an artist, going into 2012?
B Well I’m probably going to doing a much more challenging project everyday, starting Jan. 1st, which may or may not be a success. It will certainly require more time each day so we’ll see. Either way I’m sure I’ll learn a ton and grow a tad :]
– Jimi Jaxon