Video Area

Words are not enough in our worlds, they turn actually to be kind of useless most of the times, since they can be misunderstood or over-interpreted. Some of us seek to ruin the logical systems and build visionary realms by the agency of music, images, motion pictures and so on. I decided to create another page for this blog, in order to establish a certain place where I can share video works that involve my actions. At this point all the videos posted here are related to music. Some of them are created by myself alone, while others are made in collaboration with Costin Chioreanu (Twilight 13 Media) and occasionally, with other people on video camera. If you are interested in details like that, please see the credits. You can find here official videos, live reports, promo clips and other similar things.

 

I got hidden under some masks and even inside a small locker for this one… I have also shot some scenes. Anyways, the “Prison Paradise” required quite some work and everything about it made me really, really happy. It is the greatest autumn memory.

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… Did this video for the Sincarnate fellows and I felt that the quest of illustrating their dark tunes and twisted rhythms was pretty cool, especially since I had to deal with some notions left by our beloved Dostoyevsky and bring them to the present day in an abstract fashion. [Filmed by me & Anghel Brothers Studio, edited by me]

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Another video made by me and the Twilight13Media brain for a Romanian band… A nightmarish social story for which I captured some scenes. [Filmed by me & Costin C., edited by Costin]

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As usual, some of the greatest experiences I have in terms of filming have to do with a Bloodway song. This time, we encountered the dreams of an alien-like human and their consequences in our so-called real dimension… Otherwise, I can see my hands in thumbnail. [Filmed by Costin, me & Andrei Ionuţ – DhopeDesign, edited by Costin]

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This video was shot in June in Bergen and beyond. I believe it was the funniest shooting I had to do so far and this brought an awesome atmosphere. We had a dinosaur like you have seen before, but he or she encountered things that you don’t imagine, and we haunted the creature all over the places, in order to come with a video for a wonderful song by Norwegian avant-garde group Vulture Industries. [Filmed by me & Costin, edited by Costin]

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This is a short video presenting the mood from the exhibition “Dreadful Folktales from the Land of Nosferatu”, which took place in Bergen by the end of June, with drawings by C. illustrating some wicked stories I gathered from friends in order to transform them into little statements of rural magic and supernatural tricks. 😁The book with the tales in question was also released at the BarBarista bar in Bergen during an event by Völvur, but in this film things don’t relate to that since I filmed the interviews featuring some great people who were there, and it would have been weird for me to ask them about a book I wrote. [Filmed by me & Costin, edited by Costin]

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Here are our friends of Blacksheep playing a pretty pretty catchy and cool song. [Filmed by me & Costin, edited by Costin]

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Just capturing the madness of a Russian band playing their savage song… [Filmed by me & Costin, edited by Costin]

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I created this lyric video for my favorite song of IAmFire‘s new release. I didn’t want to rely this stuff on the conventional means of a lyric video since I have just felt to explore Peter Dolving‘s words in a pretty natural way. My childish approach is there as always and it came to life through paintings and collages. Now stare into those eyes…

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After the German trio Valborg got acquainted with the kindliness of Romanian band Bloodway while they toured in the later one’s host country, the two groups decided to embark on a new journey together and go and play in a realm that was out of their common roads. The aspect which makes these two bands correspond in a captivating way relates to the styles they approach. Although they are extremely different they are both based on a single thing: they cannot be easily categorized. They incorporate death metal, progressive, gothic, doom, black and avant-garde tendencies.

In the fall of 2016 the two bands went in a short tour in Ireland, where they had three gigs each and everything got enveloped in the Halloween atmosphere which was unfolding in one of the most suitable places in terms of historical and cultural matters. The first show took place in Dublin, another one was part of the Distortion Festival in Belfast and the last stop was in Limerick for the Siege of Limerick festival. Here is a short film depicting some of their live experiences and memories. The musicians in both bands question the reasons for touring in foreign places and putting all their emotional and material efforts into such things. This happens in a time which is overcrowded with underground events and what not. The experience itself and the moments spent in the company of close friends or nice strangers, represent the key to everything.

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I must say that my contribution in the making of this live DVD for Leprous was a small thing. I just covered the left angle in a dark spot during a wonderful performance at the  Rockefeller Music Hal in Oslo. Here is a fragment including the featuring with the amazing Ihsahn. [screenings and editing by Costin Chioreanu; camera: Costin Chioreanu, Andrei Ionuţ, Cristian Diţă, Marius Costache, me & Andrea]

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Below is a collection of memories from the 7th edition of the Dark Bombastic Evening festival, which took place among the fortress walls in Alba Iulia… Transilvania they say…
Jess and the Ancient Ones, Universe 217, Hamferð, Batushka, Spiritual Front, Crippled Black Phoenix, Sylvaine, Virus, Dødheimsgard, In the Woods… were some of the bands that played during the latest edition. The festival is often regarded as a congregation, or basically it is just an event with a very special touch. The impressive environment and the artists invited there, from musicians to visual artists, bring the crowd, the organizers and the crew into a deep state of enthusiasm and daydreaming each year, while the ending moments enshroud most of them in pure melancholy. In this film, the fragments of the live performances are intertwined with some people’s impressions, including musicians and various images captured during the festival.

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Only the static shots from this video belong to me. The whole hypnotic experience is signed by C., who was guided by some complex rhythms. [directed & edited by Costin Chioreanu; camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; “The Maestro”: Alex Purje]

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The Enslaved guys shared some great stories with us when we met them in London, where they were celebrating their 25th anniversary. Check out a short video about this event. [camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Here is a short documentary featuring three metal bands, Perihelion (Hungary), Bloodway (Romania) and Valborg (Germany). In the fall of 2015 they joined forces and went together on a tour in Romania, namely “Horrors of the unknown”. This film presents the perspectives of some underground musicians who have a common goal and that is to stay alive and to enjoy living in the present moment without concerning about promotion strategies, urban legends and PR myths, facts and figures related to the music industry and so on…

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A video of Alice Null, two people playing their music in an intimate room.

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Another Bloodway story that left a wonderful memory in my life. [camera: me, Costin Chioreanu, Ghita Alexandru Adrian; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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I was so lucky that I got in a small team which had to film a live video for one of my favourite bands, namely At the Gates. So, I took some video shots of Tomas “Tompa” Lindberg while he was performing at Rockstadt Extreme Fest. [camera: me, Costin Chioreanu, Andrei Ionut George, Razvan Raduta, Bogdan Pavaloi, Mihai Ionut Andrei; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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This is one of those videos which made me so happy that I took part in the process of its making. [camera: me and Marius Costache; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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In my view, this is a story about bareness and it has a soundtrack sung by a very good friend of mine, Alina.

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Here is a song and a video about darkness, about blindness as a tradition on the one hand and blindness as an intention, on the other.
[filmed and edited by me]

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Here we caught a bit of the Bergen atmosphere, a lovely and rainy town, but the main topic is about “The Babylon Spiral Show”, what does it mean, how it was made and so on. Everything is explained by the heroes in question.
[camera: me and Costin; edit: Costin]

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This is a live report from a very cool festival which happens in Bucharest each November, based mostly on death metal.
[camera: me, Andrei Ionut, Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Since the lyrics of this song are so free and easy, I thought it might be nice to neutralize the logical way of thinking and that is why I choose to have human figures filled with noise or a body with a butterfly instead of head, and different faces, shapes and unreal landscapes as witnesses. It is a song that induces you to dream if someone asks me.
[story and video by me]

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I will never forget those heavenly landscapes in Haugesund where we filmed the story of this video made for this amazing band.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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This is a marvelous song of a Hungarian band for which he had to activate the brightest lights.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Monuments and weapons… It seems like a suitable way to describe the historical lyrical approach in the music created by Twilight of the Gods…
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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This is a childish way to illustrate a masterpiece. I hope one day I will be able to come up with the second part of it. The feelings that emerge from this song are very powerful for me. I choose to move the things so slow at the beginning because this is how the motion of life appears when we are children. Nothing happens fast until one point, when everything starts to collapse, forming that phenomena that allows transformation in one’s life. [story and video by me]

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The whole atmosphere while we filmed this one was defined by magic. It was the music, I think, or actually the music and the people who made it.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Filmed in a cold cellar in Braşov, this was a story pretty demanding for us to illustrate because the concept of this song is pretty heavy when it comes to the problem of consciousness.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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One day, this band wanted simply to go in a park, to be surrounded by nature and sing. There was no playback so it is just a different type of live video.
[filmed and edited by me]

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This is filmed by me and Costin on a very hot and sunny day, somewhere in Eastern Romania.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Another video of the same band, which turned to be more classic in terms of story and visual construction.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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I contributed to the video of this wonderful song only by filming. The footage was taken in a very nice mountainous region in Romania.
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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Gray and poor, as simple as that…
[camera: me and Costin Chioreanu; edited by Costin Chioreanu]

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A video spot for a concert in Bucharest featuring the Japanese band, Mono…
[edited by me]

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