For the past 10 years I travel all over the world and record sound in 3D. My life dream is to sound portrait the most beautiful locations on planet Earth. On each place I try to make a full length 3D ambientsonic recording with music, vocals, beats and sound effects. When you listen to my recording, it is like you are inside my head, following surreal characters and composing visual story on your own. My production 3D Sound Cinema presents those recordings as 'films with no picture' or '3D sound cinema'.
Recently I started to document my journeys also on video and now I'm in the process of finishing my first feature film with 3D sound.
It took me very long to make it, but now I am ready to shoot more. The idea of a Magic Catcher series come to me one day, when my friend told me: 'Man, you're so crazy and your 3D recordings rocks, you should make a film in 3D sound.' So I took my camera on my next trip and started to shoot... I enjoyed it and decided that from now on, I will try to make besides a full lenght recording, also a full lenght movie. Magic Cather project was born and I become a 3D sound filmmaker. My friend also said one day: 'You're the only person in the world who make that kind of stuff... You should build your own cinema...' So I did, right now we are presenting it in different art galleries and festivals.
The recording process:
I record sound with custom made 3D dummy head, that has 3 microphones inside. I gave it a name after my girlfriend Sandra. This head gives my viewers the most realistic sound picture when listened with good headphones. As an experimental filmmaker and composer, my way of doing things are very different. I like to improvise with music, sound, video and anything else in life. I don't like to repeat others, specialy not myself. I follow wisdom of my ears, heart and emotions in my brain, which are connected to the emotions of nature. Nature was from always my biggest inspiration and an art teacher in my life...
To enjoy my recordings and movies you will need:
- a pair of good headphones
- a comfortable chair
- a dark environment with no distraction
- an open mind
- a good sense of humor!!!
Each my recording is a special journey, where I try to give people a fresh look into the world we are living / hearing. I investigate location sound, people, animals, city vibration and hidden egos inside me. I compose and edit on the fly and upgrade it with more sounds later in my studio. During the recording process I entertain viewers with bad jokes, instructions on listening with 3rd ear and happy stories from local and other people.
My plan is to make a new movie every 2-3 months, depending on the budget raised and production costs. I will start with cheap trips and leave exotic locations for later. :)
If you will become my supporter, you will get an inside view. All my Patreon supporters will become a proud co-producers of Magic Cather series and will be credited at the end of each movie according to the amount they will support.
+ They will get an inside view into recording process
+ A full movie download when finished
+ A full lenght ambientsonic recording
+ Each time a new music CD download from my 20+ year musical career (discography 50+ projects)
+ They will get a free bed & breakfast in my studio (if you travel near and want to explore Slovenia and hang out with me) - see www.soundspa.eu
+ special gifts for my VIP supporters
Inside the crew:
If you can support my 3D Sound Cinema and help me continue my sound and film research, you'll become a part of Magic Cather crew!!! First class, POV perspective and with lots of informations we can discuss over the channel. And if I'll come near your city someday, be ready to help me with shooting process and location scouting in your area...
Maybe we can also go to watch some 3D sound movie together... Q: Does 3D Sound Cinema exist in your town? ... If not, we can build one!!! :)
My name is Matej Ocepek and I am a sound artist, filmmaker and composer from Slovenia (EU). I play all sorts of instruments, mostly piano, sruti and percussions. In my 20 years+ music career, I composed more than 50 music & sound art projects. I also produced more than 20 documentary and art films, worked hard on live cinema, AV projects, sound installations, performances + made 100+ of Youtube videos for my music... Most of my projects were not commercial, not well paid and not for average people but for those who can see beyond... My films were screened at different festivals around the world, where I accompanied them with live music or in 3D sound performance.
Since I live in a very small country with the biggest financial crisis going on right now, I can not afford producing Magic Cather series on my own. That's why I'm searching for global co-producers and help from people at Patreon.
You can check more about me and my work at www.matejocepek.si
I also run SYMBIOSY INSTITUTE - a special school for creative people who want to experience 3D sound and nature healing. We use unique techniques such as 'Silent walk', 'Eternal Body Movement', 'Dream Cather', Buffalo Dancer', 'Voice Aerobics' and others, to help people clean their head, open their senses and to find inspiration in their life. You can come to the village where I live on a special 1-3 week retreat, or you can join us at different retreats around the world! To know more about Symbiosy, check www.symbiosy.org
THAAAAAAANKS A LOT FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!! I LOOK FORWARD TO MEET YOU AT MY CHANNEL...
HERE IS A PREVIEW OF MY 'CATCHING COWS IN SWITZERLAND' feature film coming out soon!
IF YOU CAN SUPPORT IT, YOU'LL BECOME A PART OF THE Magic Catcher TEAM immediately!