Last Saturday at La Laiterie was a techno party with spanish star dj’s Gabriel d’Or & Bordoy. Bazik all night long and people really love that !
6 hours vj set with this set-up : Bazik, Resolume & Millumin for the video mapping. A Novation Launchkey Mini midi as controller.
More details on the forum board : https://bazik-vj.com/support/forum/#/discussion/48/clubbing-gabriel-d-or-bordoy-la-laiterie-france
Just some words to say thanks to Resolume team that support and promote Bazik
Bazik was create as a visual plugin for this type of vj software, and it’s really cool to have some feedback and support.
“We just had an excellent time playing around with Bazik. All of the fun of generative visuals, with a simple interface that was designed with performance in mind. Well worth your time !” Resolume team
Jl Vision present his AV show during Uto Karem dj set using Bazik among others softwares for text animation and movie loop playback.
Theorie is a techno party mixed by Steeven B at Studio Saglio / Strasbourg / France.
Bazik is running all night long stand alone and generate visual in real time, projected on a semi transparent screen for a really fun hologram effect.
Today’s topic comes from a thread on reddit: “Some websites are reasonable, $15 for 20 loops… but head over to Resolume.com and you’ll find $90 for 25 loops or VJLoops.com and a single 720p loop is $9 (royalty free license). How the hell can these people justify charging that much? I get it takes time […]
Starting Out as a VJ Some people may be completely new to VJing or just getting started. What would you suggest they do to get started? Well.. learn the basics such as the technical things, find the hardware & software that suits you, sharpen your sense of art and practice. When did you start VJing and what […]
Did you know that you can stack duplicate effects to create generative VJ Loops in Resolume? In today’s VJ tutorial we’re going to continue showing how beginners can create easy generative VJ loops using nothing but Resolume and it’s built in effects. Creating Your Own VJ Loops (Even If You Know Nothing About Animation) This tutorial […]
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Should VJs Use Beeple Clips? “No Beeple. Unless it’s a clip he released this week or you can really hide it. Everybody’s using those clips and have used them forever.” There are some interesting comments whenever Beeple is brought up for VJ Loops. Go on forums and you’ll notice lots of VJs start out by […]
There are a lot of threads from new VJs asking about the best way to get started VJing. While some of the advice may be useful, it can quickly become an overwhelming avalanche of information. What’s Projection Mapping?? Midi vs. OSC?? Is there a standard when it comes to VJing?? Instead of giving you more things to learn, I’m […]
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One of the biggest challenges for VJs is organizing their VJ loops. Which files are encoded properly? How long are these clips? What’s the resolution? Unlike DJs, VJs don’t really have any software like iTunes that’s designed for organizing their media. This usually leaves VJs to organize their content using boring old folders, lame. Today […]
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The Resolume team dropped some exciting news earlier this week, Resolume 6 is currently in beta and it’s available to download now. There’s a lot of new improvements but today I’m going to focus on 6 new features that I think are really sweet for Resolume VJs. New Features In Resolume 6 Beta 1. 64-Bit […]
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During a Facebook livestream on Zero To VJ someone asked a question about setting up Traktor with Resolume. …I was trying to get some video to auto-sync with Traktor through Ableton. I’d MIDI clock out of Traktor into ableton, and have a clip with 1/4 notes that would then BPM into arena. But, now, it […]
Lines is an abstract architectural mapping show which took place on the facade of the Palace of Parliament in Bucharest, which is the second largest administrative building in the world, with usage of more than 104 projectors over 2.000.000 ANSI lumens, on 23.000 square meters of projection surface. It has been billed as the biggest projection […]
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Opened on April 13, Atelier des Lumières, created by Culturespaces, is the very first Digital Art Centre in Paris. The 2,000 sqm venue, a 19th century disused foundry, received a complete make-over to allow the hosting of immersive digital art shows on a monumental scale. Its first exhibition is a fantastic immersive digital experience around Gustav Klimt’s work. It’s a stunning show bringing together monumental projection and music for a new artistic experience. Visitors are completely immersed into the work of the Austrian painter thanks to a massive AV set-up: more than 130 Barco PGWU-62 video-projectors were installed together with 35 Modulo Kinetic media servers by Modulo Pi.
A fine-tuned show with spectacular results : animated images of Klimt’s work are projected on the floor, on the walls (who can reach up to 12m) as well as on the ceiling and other typical elements of the venue, such as the foundry’s former chimney. Images flow in rhythm to the music, and appear perfectly moulded to the Atelier’s architecture.
Faced with the technical challenge of equipping such a venue to achieve a 300 million pixels projection, Culturespaces and Cadmos, the integrator for the project, opted for Modulo Pi’s systems from the project study phase.
Relying on his experience with the Carrières de Lumières based in Les Baux-de-Provence, South of France, Augustin de Cointet de Fillain, Multimedia Project Director at Culturespeaces, explains: “We initiated this type of exhibition in 2012 in Les Baux-de-Provence. This was achieved with a lighter AV system since the remarkable venue was already doing the show. However, we quickly realized that we would need a system with much higher potential and stability.”
Roman Hatala, Cadmos’ Director, further adds: “When Culturespaces told us about Atelier des Lumières, opting for Modulo Pi’s systems was evident as they are the most effective and adaptive systems on the market. We wouldn’t have done this project without it.”
After choosing video-projectors with higher resolution for better image quality, the teams of Culturespaces decided to rely upon Modulo Pi’s solutions to better answer their requirements for Atelier des Lumières, but also for their upcoming installations in France and abroad: “We are dealing with installations based on 90 to 130 video-projectors, which is huge. Therefore, we needed a reliable, comprehensive and powerful system that would allow us to work from site to site.”
For its first exhibition, Atelier des Lumières offers a three-part work around paintings of Gustav Klimt, the vision of the artistic director, and the former foundry now hosting the Atelier. “The exhibition is tailor made to the venue”, explains Augustin de Cointet de Fillain.
It’s as much creation as it is staging, with a certain complexity due to the perspectives and different depth levels in the venue. In this context, you need a really flexible operating system.”
The 35 units of Modulo Kinetic showed their efficiency at every stage of the project. Augustin de Cointet de Fillain provides more details about the crucial role played by Modulo Pi’s media servers prior to setting up : “We load a 3D plan of the venue, fill in the type of video-projector we’ll be using and what we want for each wall in terms of image pixel size and luminosity. Then, the Modulo Kinetic tells us where the VPs should be positioned, what the image distortion will be, the luminosity rendering on each area… Once this simulation phase is done on Modulo Kinetic, we move on to the venue.”
When at the venue, the installation and fine-tuning stages – central to the immersive effect – are done so as to give the impression of projecting one single image over the whole surface. Among other things, Modulo Kinetic helped handle the overlaps and soft edges, and made warping easy with the Xmap mode. The result was a seamless projection over the entire show surface.
Installation and fine-tuning had to be done within a limited time frame as Roman Hatala explains: “The audiovisual work comes at the very end. That was a real challenge to have everything set up and adjusted while the renovation work of the venue was still going on.” In this context, the features offered by Modulo Kinetic, allowing several users to work on settings at the same time, was key: “Modulo Kinetic allows shared and mutualized work on geometry. It helped us save a great deal of time by having someone working on a wall on one side, a second person on another side, and a third person working on the floor. To achieve all the fine-tuning in a shortened time, that was a real advantage.”
Once the set-up was over, Modulo Kinetic was then used as a show controller to handle and sequence all media that are part of the show: videos, music, images,… “That is the true force of Modulo Kinetic. It’s a comprehensive system in which anything can be centralized and controlled: videos, lights, sound, and interactive lasers”, comments Augustin de Cointet de Fillain. “Without Modulo Kinetic, we would have had no choice but to manage a string of not very reliable different systems, multiplying the overall system’s fragilities. We needed a super stable system with full and permanent control. We cannot afford to have a huge black wall.”
To make everyday management and maintenance easier, Modulo Kinetic comes with an app that handles the shows through pre-programmed loops, while also giving regular feedbacks ensuring the overall AV system is operating accurately at all times.
The show control and remote maintenance system was programmed by Cadmos’ teams, who have been working with Modulo Pi’s media servers for several years: “Modulo Pi was the best choice for this project. Their systems bring reliability, scalability and an image quality that cannot be reach with any other system”, explains Roman Hatala. “In our museum and contemporary art projects, Modulo Pi’s media servers allow us to work with Apple ProRes or uncompressed contents for better image quality. We also enjoy the capability of integrating custom show control and management options so that our clients can benefit from fully controllable and autonomous systems.”
To pursue its mission of bringing to the public a new way to discover Art, Culturespaces is currently working on the launch of new immersive art exhibitions in the United States and Korea.
These new large-scale projects will also rely upon Modulo Kinetic for the simulation, set-up, show control and maintenance operations. “We were looking for a reliable partner for our upcoming projects, and it will be Modulo Pi”, states Augustin de Cointet de Fillain. “We confirmed that choice due to our requirements in terms of reliability, but also because these systems allow us to anticipate and transpose the creation of our upcoming exhibitions.”
An anticipation made possible thanks to a vignette system that enables to export and work with low definition versions of the media involved in each show. “It helps us anticipate future creations which is very important. This way, we don’t have to close our venues for too long. That gives us a very enjoyable anticipation base.”