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hourevolution.org has been built from my vision of unifying the grit and vivacity of fine arts with the polish and intricacy of computer arts.

beni hourevolution

From the first day as my compositions of paint and pencil and metal found their way onto the computer’s canvas, I have witnessed the resurrection of lines, curves and textures into a form all their own, creating a synthesis of two rich and colorful worlds.

My delving into the world of sound has also given way to an element that adds its own voice to the work that is inspired within me.

It is this fine partnering of the visual and the aural that I bring to any project, along with the keen knowledge that the vision of one’s eye, any vision, will find its own way to manifest.

I value communication, without which any vision may simply remain but a vision.

I do not look to any work as just work, but as an opportunity to become a realization of a dream.

Quality is what I seek in every interaction. I believe that it is the interaction of these elements that gives birth to the most radiant entities.

let’s create & collaborate, beni


Selected Exhibitions:


2013 – 2017
@ Private Events & Secret Locations
“laser graffiti: audio reactive cinemagraphs by hourevolution.org

2012 April 2nd – 2014 May 1
@ ZaPow – Asheville, NC
“atomic blooms & beyond” by hourevolution.org

2013 July 8th – 2014 January 20th
@Coffee & Chocolate II: Clinch Ave. Knoxville, TN
” umbrellaliensunshine” series by hourevolution.org

2012 April 6th – 2014 January 1st
@ Arcade – Asheville, NC
“princess peach & nuclear tsunamis” by hourevolution.org

2012 March 30th
Out of This World: Rockets, Robots and Ray Guns! @ ZaPow – Asheville, NC
“aliens seeding the earth with heifers” by hourevolution.org

2008 Febuary 29th
First Friday @ Lox Salon – Old City, Knoxville, TN
“aural & visual pleasures – creating dreams” by hourevolution.org

2007 June 22nd – July 16th
@ Cha Cha w/ Donald Brown – Market Square Knoxville, TN
“Art & Jazz” by hourevolution.org

2007 February 2nd – 28th
First Friday @ World Grotto – Market Square Knoxville, TN
“reflections of mind – stroke of color: a benefit for my father”
by benjamin @ hourevolution.org

2007 January 7th – February 1st
First Friday @ Coffee & Chocolate – Market Square Knoxville, TN
“sweet & wired creations” by beni @ hourevolution.org

2002 – 2006
assorted group shows @ MassArt galleries & performance spaces – Boston, MA
everything from fine art installations to interactive new media to audio/visual sculptures

1999 June 3rd – August 20th
ROAD SHOW @ dfn gallery 560 Broadway (at Prince St.) NY, NY 10012
“sub_net: HSRP” 1999, new media, 12′ x 8′, (2) 4′ x 8′, video

 

 

Resume


 

BENI HOUREVOLUTION

hourevolution.org has been built from my vision of unifying the grit and vivacity of fine arts with the polish and intricacy of computer arts.

From the first day as my compositions of paint and pencil and metal found their way onto the computer’s canvas, I have witnessed the resurrection of lines, curves and textures into a form all their own, creating a synthesis of two rich and colorful worlds.

My delving into the world of sound has also given way to an element that adds its own voice to the work that is inspired within me.

It is this fine partnering of the visual and the aural that I bring to any project, along with the keen knowledge that the vision of one’s eye, any vision, will find its own way to manifest.

I value communication, without which any vision may simply remain but a vision.

I do not look to any work as just work, but as an opportunity to become a realization of a dream.

Quality is what I seek in every interaction. I believe that it is the interaction of these elements that gives birth to the most radiant entities.

let’s create & collaborate, beni

 

Objective


Available immediately for a freelance, part-time, or full-time position that will incorporate my skills and interests in fine arts, computer graphics/design and sound/video design in a productive, creative and challenging way.

Experience


1995-Present — hourevolution.org — New York, NY / Asheville, NC

Freelance Design (design: video, sound, photography, mograph, 3d rapid prototyping, print & web)

  • Working with a wide variety of organizations, corporations and individuals producing unique and quality creations.
  • Partial projects and client samples at bionic.hourevolution.org/collisions

 

3/2006-Present — Zebbler Studios — Boston, MA

Freelance Design (design: mograph & video-mapping, print, web, video & photography

  • DEFCON 25: 3d video mapped motion graphics.
  • Shpongle: created/designed ~17 minutes of 3d video mapped audio reactive/sync.d mograph visuals for Simon’s 2015 tour & Z Shpongletron 3.1
  • Dorset Perception – Shpongletron 3.1 – ~16:15 to ~24:08
  • My Head Feels Like A Frisbee – Shpongletron 3.1 – 1:09:06 to 1:17:55
  • AMS (Applied Marketing Science): product shots for online marketing campaign.
  • AMS (Applied Marketing Science): video/audio editing/compression for online marketing surveys.
  • Verizon Innovation Center: mograph (bezier & particle text fx over provided earth animation) update for a massive 40’ x 8’ video-mapped wall.
  • Verizon Innovation Center: 4 projector 3d video-mapped van.
  • EOTO: mograph designs for their new video mapped ‘observatory’ stage.
  • Verizon Innovation Center: mograph for a massive 40’ x 8’ video-mapped wall.
  • Dynamic variable text rss/xml/htm to flash to swf to resolume.
  • Alex Grey: animated his art into fractal motion for EOTOs video mapped lotus stage.
  • EOTO: mograph designs for their video mapped lotus stage.
  • Come Home’ fundraiser web site design & ‘Hello Neighbor’ flyer design.

 

2014-2015— EPITOME MUSIC — Los Angeles, California

Freelance Design (design: web design, print, & photography)

  • worked with the Epitome Music art director & Ben Kopec to design a new logo/branding, custom responsive wordpress base {epitomemusic.com} & a few album covers for his artists.

 

2014 — O2 Air Purifiers — Asheville, NC

Freelance Design (design: mograph, video, audio, print, web & photography)

 

11/2013-Present — Laura Lago Productions — Asheville, NC

Freelance Design (design: stop-motion animation, rotoscoping, video, print, web & photography)

  • Stop-Motion animation with dragonframe & dslr.
  • Rotoscoped Laura’s hand-drawn animation to integrate into stop-motion.
  • Automated scanning process & motion stabilization for hand-drawn frames.
  • Built custom armature stand for mail character animation.
  • ‘Artful Life’ logo design for her artist retreat center.

 

2013 — Prescient, Inc. — Asheville, NC

Freelance Design (design: mograph, video, audio, print, web & photography)

  • Rhythm Tryst: band photoshoot, print, web & music video design: filming & non linear video editing/compositing.

 

10/2012-7/2013 — i play, Inc. — Asheville, NC

Freelance Design (design: print, 3d rapid prototyping, video, sound & photography)

  • Worked with the Marketing Manager (Julie) to design/layout a 500+ page book that the owner is writing: ‘Grow Healthy, Grow Happy.’ & non-linear video editing for product demos.
  • Worked with the Graphic Design Manager (Cynthia) on the ‘i play’ 2014 catalogs, product mockups on baby photos, greenscreen product photo shoots, packaging mockups, flyer design & more.
  • Worked with Product Development to translate their ‘squishy feeder’ & ‘teether’ sketches into 3d & printed a rapid prototype via shapeways.com before sending the files to a manufacturer to create injection molds for mass production.

 

8/2008-11/2010 — Smoky Mountain Great Dane Rescue , Inc. — Knoxville, TN

Web & Print Design

  • Worked with a KPD animal control officer (Karen) and an architect in training (Rory) to create a corporate print & online i.d. for their 501c3 non-profit organization loveadoptplay.org

 

2005-2006 — A-Day-A-Way — New York, NY

Web & Print Design

 

1999 — Tibet Fund & House of Tibet — New York, NY

Cybercast: Planning, Production & Propaganda

  • Worked with Tibet Fund in the production of two web casts of the Dalai Lama at FIU on April 16, 1999 and the Gala Fundraiser in NYC on August 14, 1999.
    (Maria Stocking – if you are reading this please email me! the hardrive with all the video & media we designed crashed & would be wonderful to get a copy from you! hope you are well! thanks, b)

 

Education


2002–2006 MassArt Boston, MA

  • Completed SIM (studio for interrelated media) coursework including compositing, sound, and electronic projects.

 

1995–1999 School of Visual Arts New York, NY

  • Completed coursework in the areas of Fine Arts and Computer Arts.

 

May 1998 UDA Edgewise 98 Intensive Conference New York, NY

  • Attended workshops for web and new media design.

 

May 1997 3D Design Intensive Conference San Francisco, CA

  • Attended workshops for 3d design/animation tools.

Computer Skills


Comprehensive knowledge of the following programs:

  • Photoshop, After Effects, Vegas/Acid Pro, Sound Forge, Ableton Live, InDesign, Illustrator.

Working knowledge of the following programs:

  • Audacity, BlenderDaVinci Resolve, Inkscape, Fusion VFX, GNU Image Manipulation Program, LibreOffice
  • Dragonframe, 3d Studio Max, Cinema 4d, Resolume, Trapcode, Plexus, TouchDesigner, Premiere, Combustion, Flash, Luxology Modo, Painter, Maya, Reason/Rebirth, Quicktime, VST, VSTi, Dreamweaver, Word, Excel & Google Docs
  • 3d rapid prototyping – sketch to 3d & file prep for printing via shapeways/i.materialise/3dhubs/etc…

Programming knowledge/implementation:

  • CMS: WordPress, eCommerce: woocommerce, ecwid – coinbase/paypal integration,
    Streaming Media: vimeo/youtube, cPanel, MySQL, phpMyAdmin, Javascript, SEO, hosting/domain,
    Social Networking Integration: facebook, twitter, google+, etcetera.
  • OSC,  midi, LAMP/WAMP/XAMPP, FTP/WinSCP, Notepad++

Hardware Knowledge:

  • PC: NT4/XP/win7/win10, Mac, Linux, Rasberry Pi 2, Video capture/conversion/projection, Nikon dSLR, GoPro, SonyDv & Firewire, & various audio machines.

 

Artistic Explorations/Creations:

past music arts portfolio: bionic.hourevolution.org


 

Skills & Capabilities


  • Excellent creative ability & exponential imagination.
  • Strong ability to work independently & collaborate.
  • Willing and able to adapt to new technologies at a fast pace.
  • An eye for aesthetics & mindful to detail.

 

REFERENCES: Available upon request.

download pdf version: Beni_Hourevolution_Resume_2013.pdf

Client Design Archive

archive here: archive.hourevolution.org/clients
note: these are examples to show my evolution – I now use CMS and have refined my aesthetics.
also due to the nature of the archive some links/images may be broken.


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quick note til i get all of my creations & more up here!

last music arts & design portfolios:
bionic.hourevolution.org

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