Now THIS is fascinating.
First, the film itself, Caterpillarplasty, is fascinating. I don’t know how I missed it. It’s an NFB produced short, created by David Barlow-Krelina. He’s a fellow Ottawan, so I tend to take notice. I’m going to do a little more digging about David and the film itself, sounds like he’s the kind of human I want to know more about. But for now, here you go.
Yeah, that’s a very weird and cool thing for your brain to digest. Still with me?
Next. Remember Moist? Yeah, the band, from the nineties. YES! THAT MOIST. David Usher running around mauling his bandmates onstage to evoke his full body passion for his music? One of the pillars of Canadian grunge rock? (Our Lady Peace and I mother Earth rounding out the trio). Well, they’re still around. According to this article, which is where all this “fascinating” is coming from, they’ve got a new single called Tarantino, their first release since 2014, and they’ve adapted Caterpillarplasty as the music video.
But even that, as fascinating as it all is, is not the most fascinating part of the article!
Here’s a quote from director David Barlow-Krelina
“When David Usher first got in touch with me about making a Moist music video using footage from Caterpillarplasty, we started making connections between the film and his work in AI and with digital humans.“
Did you get that? I had to reread it a few times to get it straight, especially since the director shares a first name with the band’s lead singer. “His work in AI and with digital humans” is in reference to DAVID USHER. Let that simmer in your brain pan for a bit.
Anyway, here’s the video. I have some googling to do.
(I can’t let this go. David Usher is an author, motivational speaker and the founder of a legit AI company. Apart from being a handsome rockstar. Here.)