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Daughters of Allah Arab Techno 
 

Original music composition from Homeless Balloon (Helge Krabye) taken from the album "Travel in Silence" by Homeless Balloon. This video is a personal political protest against the growth of political, violent movements like IS (ISIL) and the practice of Sharia law. I am also against the American, European and Israelic military attacks that have killed thousands of innocent people. Unless the countries of North Africa and the Middle East start to separate politics from religion, start believing in humanism and begin practicing democracy on all areas of their societies, I don't believe there is any hope for our little planet.

I have received negative response to the title of this composition from several muslim men. The title needs an explanation. In the original Arabian religion that existed before Muhammed was born (570 ac), they believed that Allah had three daughters. According to their traditions they acted as Allah's intercessors. I know that Muhammed disapproved this old belief, but personally I find it fascinating and also very modern. In many cultures around the world, the woman is still the "nigger of the world", to quote John Lennon. The expression "daughters of allah" is sometimes used to honor those women who stand up for their rights and also try to fight violence and men's power. I support those women, and if we give them the freedom they deserve and begin listening to them, there may be hope for our little planet after all. Check the quote on the screen just after the video where Muhammad Ali Jinnah (the founder of Pakistan) says: "There are two powers in the world; one is the sword and the other is the pen. There is a great competition and rivalry between the two. There is a third power stronger than both, that of the women."

 
 
 
Feathers Flying
 
Official music video for "Feathers Flying" from the Homeless Balloon EP "Dream Away". The video was shot on a beautiful winter's day at Sognsvann in Oslo on December 27, 2012. Norwegian families love to go skiing in the woods, and no child is too young to join. All photos and video were shot with the iPhone5 and edited in FinalCutPro by Helge Krabye.
 
 
 
Dream Away
 
The official music video for the title track on the Homeless Balloon EP "Dream Away" (2012). This is an animated space travel through mainly fractal graphics. The animations were created with ArtMaticPro and ArtMaticVoyager from UISoftware.com.
 
 
 
 
The Traveller
 
Official music video for the second track on Homeless Balloon's EP "Dream Away" (2012). This is an animated travel through various fictional landscapes. The animations were created with ArtMaticPro and ArtMaticVoyager from UISoftware.com.
 
 
 
The Frog Prince 
 
Official music video for the first track on the Homeless Balloon EP "Dream Away" (2012). This is an animated experiment with various fictional landscapes and graphics. The animations were created with ArtMaticPro and ArtMaticVoyager from UISoftware.com.
 
 
 
Waiting Falling Dreaming 
 
Ambient chillout track from the Homeless Balloon CD "Hurry Slowly" (24 Chillout Music © 2008).
 
 
 
Harmony 
 

The official video for the composition "Harmony" by Homeless Balloon, taken from the album "Hurry Slowly" (24 Chillout Music). The video footage was shot with Sony EX-1, Canon 5D MarkII and Panasonic GH2 and edited in FinalCutPro 7 by Helge Krabye.

 
 
 
Communication 
     
Music video for the track "Communication" from the CD "Travel in Silence". I created this with ArtMaticPro, ArtMaticVoyager, Photoshop and FinalCutPro.
     
 
     

 
Green
     

Video for one of the compositions from the Homeless Balloon CD "Travel in Silence". The video was shot with the Sony XDCAM EX-1 camera as 720p50 and edited in FinalCutPro.

     
 

     
Order and Chaos Our Galaxy
     

Video for the composition "Order and Chaos Our Galaxy" from the Homeless Balloon CD "Travel in Silence". The video was created with ArtMaticPro, ArtMaticVoyager and Metasynth from www.uisoftware.com

You will find technical info about how these videos were created and compressed, below.

     
 

 
technical info

If you are interested in video compression and wonder what kind of settings were used when creating the videos above, read on!
     

     
Order and Chaos Our Galaxy
 
The animations were created with ArtMaticPro and ArtMaticVoyager as 1280x720 and Animation (a video compression codec with almost no loss of quality - and of course huge file size). In order to be able to work with these files on my MacBookPro 2,33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo and FinalCutPro 6.02, I first converted the video files with QuickTimePro to the format Apple ProRes 422 (HQ), another compressed format with very little loss of details. The sequence in FCP was 1280x720 HDTV 720p (16:9), square pixels and Apple ProRes 422 (HQ) Quality 100% for the QuickTime Video Settings. After editing the video pieces together and adding text in FCP , I exported the sequence via Compressor. Below are the settings for the video file with the highest size and quality (this video is not included above, but here you have the settings if you want a great result on your AppleTV):
 
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For more info about ArtMaticPro and ArtMaticVoyager, go to www.uisoftware.com
 

 
 










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