Well, I am going to post a couple of things I've done myself. I think it would be interesting to post things we've done ourselves as well, if we produce creative stuff! Two videos with soundtrack, one is an universitary project, the other is too, but was made for a universitary festival, so there was a little more care to details:
In Ancient Times:
The video material from this project was from the film "Begotten", an art film that you either like a lot, or terribly dislike. I personally liked it a lot (the author, Elias E. Merhige, appears to me NiFe) . It's really a particular film, that if you tune yourself to it, sends you to a different universe. The only things I didn't like about it were two: it was way to long for what it wanted to show (certain sequences are too prolonged and show nothing new for interminable minutes), and the second thing is... that's incredible difficult to understand what's going on! You can only imagine by looking at the names of the characters in the end credits and the title of the movie. I had to make the video long from 5 to 10 minutes, and the movie is more than 1 hour long. So I had to select the material that interested me, and from there decide a theme in which I wanted the video to revolve on. I'm not gonna tell what the video is about. One personal challenge with the video is that I wanted the video to follow the same modalities of the movie, but in a way in which the meaning could more easily detectable, using solely the title as an additional reference. If you want to speculate about it you can send me a pm, as I'm interested to know if I was able to portray what I wanted to.
The Subtle Engine:
This is the first video project I've ever done, just a couple of months ago. Now that i watch it again, after some time, i see that some shoots were a bit clumsy but I still like the overall aesthetical sense. This is the description I wrote in the description of the video:
"In the ancient spiritual traditions, from east to west, the way to reach a higher consciousness of creation is led by the practice of meditation. A silent contemplation that leads to an increased awareness of our surroundings, the nature of things and of our true identity. This movie tries to recreate this silent contemplation, in an attempt to search for the meaning of existence, or the absence of it, accompanied by a minimal and "subtle" soundtrack, revealing the invisible threads that connect every event and every manifestation of the Subtle Engine."
Auburn I like Arvo Part a big deal! With Steve Reich they are my favourite minimal composers. There is another one that I discovered long ago, but I haven't heard much else of him yet, which is John Luther Adams (not John Adams, that is another minimal composer ) that touched me deeply. But he can't really be defined a minimalist because there are other elements in his compositions that//oh what the hell I don't like arbitrary classifications anyway. This composition that I heard first was "Become Ocean", and it literally and immediately sent me into a state of deep contemplation (it meanz that me enjoyz). There is no youtube link, but it's possible to find it on spotify, it's definitely worth a listening.
There is a thing that I observed in myself as I experience art: I have the tendency to recognize and spot an underlining order in the piece, of whatever type. It's not necessarily about simmetry or the absence of it, it's a sense of underlining harmony between the different components, and when I don't find this harmony I feel like the piece of art was either not very well inspired, not very well thought, and generally it gives me nerves (I tend to have very visceral reactions to art, positively or negatively.) For example, when I posted the thread about Hermann Nitsch I posted a couple of images that weren't too graphic. In all those pictures i saw a certan order of things and harmony that I found aesthetically pleasing. one example:
And this was what I saw (of course, I didn't see those shapes, it is exclusively representational):
I see like there are 3 different sections that develop diagonally, as exemplified in the green lines. In the part at the left there are only the red splashes, that spread in different directions. In the middle part there is a new element, the handprints, that continues in the right part as well. At the center of the picture, the main focus is on the purple oval, and there is a natural tendency to look at either at the center, or at the splashes in the left part of the picture, and only secondarily at the hand prints, the second little splash and the other oval (that alone occupies the right side of the picture). The thing that I didn't note in the picture is that the center of both ovals roughly tends to follow a line that goes in the lower right and upper left angles. There are two things that don't follow any particular simmetry: the little splash in the lower part of the picture, and the other one in the upper-right angle. I could describe some moar but it would take quite a bit to write everything. As you can see, there is no simmetry in the picture, but it seems that it follows an underlining order and harmony that gives a certain coherence to it. There is a construction behind, even if it isn't clearly presented. I don't know if the picture is beautiful for THIS reason, but that's what I see,
And to remain in the spirit of plastiline... I have so many good memories about this videogame... it was just way too demented and stupid (in this sense it was even a precursor this type of humor wasn't really the thing in the 90s, it started in the mid-2000, and now there's an explosion of this type of humor in EVERY SINGLE cartoon at the television), but at the same time it had a sort of spirit and a charisma, and I think that part of this is merit of the soundtrack, but also the visionary visuals.
I don't know if i should continue here or in the other thread since I started here I'm gonna keep it here. I thought, let's put some more figurative art in here, all the other things I've posted so far where mostly ambiance and abstract art.