9ft 909 at Bestival ‘14

Promo video for North Atlantic Oscillation’s third Album. ‘The Third Day’

Brendan McCarthy: Compositing, Editing, Animation
Sam Healy: 3D Animation
Track: August / N.A.O.

"In preparation for the album artwork, we both became fascinated with the Codex Seraphinianus, an illustrated encyclopaedia of an imaginary world created by Italian architect Luigi Serafini. We took inspiration both from specific illustrations in the book and from its general aesthetic of non-narrative nonsense in the shape of sense. The video is a sort of homage to Serafini’s astounding work in which we imagine what his creatures, plants and gizmos might do if they could leap off the page."
Sam Healy - North Atlantic Oscillation

Clips of folk using the 909 on its first outing at Greenman Festival in Wales.
Ray Crew: Brendan, Paul, Aaron, Jamie and Matthew

Thanks to Chris, Ellie and Paul from the Greenman decor crew for all their help. And thanks to everyone who came and had a bash at it. We noticed peoples rhythm improving as the weekend progressed.

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First full sound test of the 9ft 909. A few tweaks needed but it’s running smoothly : ) Thanks to Gav at Verden Studios for letting us store and set it up there.

Recent Album artwork for NAO’s upcoming Album. Illustrated by Ross McRae and Brendan McCarthy. Video and Live-show in development.  

Audio reactive video mapping for Audio Soup Festival ‘14. Big ups to Vicente Ridaura Harvey for making the very stylish raised letter sign.

On stage: Monster ceilidh band. Crackin tunes! 

http://monsterceilidhband.co.uk/

909 is crated up, ready for shipping : )

  1. Camera: Panasonic DMC-TZ10
  2. Aperture: f/3.5
  3. Exposure: 1/125th
  4. Focal Length: 4mm

Some more exceptional work by Morty, the unit is nearing completion. The buttons are going in now, a bit tricky aligning them with the outer shell but everything is fitting together nicely. 

Start made on the front graphics. A few long days of stencilling ahead!  Start made on the front graphics. A few long days of stencilling ahead!  Start made on the front graphics. A few long days of stencilling ahead! 

Start made on the front graphics. A few long days of stencilling ahead! 

Shell and frame painted. 

The 909 is beginning to shape up now, thanks to the help and expertise of Morty Gleeson. A little bit behind schedule but really enjoying the process.  The 909 is beginning to shape up now, thanks to the help and expertise of Morty Gleeson. A little bit behind schedule but really enjoying the process.  The 909 is beginning to shape up now, thanks to the help and expertise of Morty Gleeson. A little bit behind schedule but really enjoying the process. 

The 909 is beginning to shape up now, thanks to the help and expertise of Morty Gleeson. A little bit behind schedule but really enjoying the process. 

Button Prototype 2. Just needs a few tweaks now.  Button Prototype 2. Just needs a few tweaks now. 

Button Prototype 2. Just needs a few tweaks now.