Collanews

🔒
❌ À propos de FreshRSS
Il y a de nouveaux articles disponibles, cliquez pour rafraîchir la page.
À partir d’avant-hierVos flux RSS

Finally, VISUALIST documentary on Amazon Prime

Par : volatil

Amazon Prime platform broadcasts all over the world a pioneering documentary that addresses the reality of video creation and video jockeys.

Directed by Pedro Pantaleón and Manuel Cid, “Visualist, Those Who See Beyond” is the first film that, under the Visualist concept, brings the past, present and future of AV or Audiovisual Art closer to the general public. Conceived like a journey through a selection of works and in documentary terms, it gives voice to 30 of the most representative figures of this Artistic Movement at an international level.

After premiering at different festivals in different countries such as Madrid (Casabanchel and Madrid Design Festival), Peru (Visiones Art Festival), Helsinki (Lux Festival), Valladolid (Seminci), Barcelona (Mira Festival), Bilbao (BIME) and the great world premiere in Prague (Signal Festival), the documentary is finally available in streaming through Amazon Prime platform.

Filmed for 2 years in cities such as Madrid, Paris, Berlin, New York or San Francisco, Visualist, Those Who See Beyond could be seen in several cities around the world until the team, led by Oscar Testón, decided to start the distribution process, with the intention to place it on streaming platforms in order to obtain the widest possible dissemination. This process coincided with the beginning of the pandemic, which delayed negotiations a bit until an agreement finally was reached.

A round of contacts began and, although the majority of streaming platforms showed interest in the product, only Amazon Prime decided to get hold of it, understanding that it is a “niche documentary”, which enters a new field and for an specialized audience.

Visualist, Those Who See Beyond ”, claims the role of figures such as video jockey and brings us closer to artists such as Merrill Aldighieri, the first video jockey on record; Matt Black, creator of the legendary British multimedia pop group and DJ duo Coldcut; Daito Manabe, show designer for renowned musicians such as Björk, Ryuichi Sakamoto or OK Go, among many others; or 1024 Architecture, pioneers in creating structures for electronic culture or in making architectural mappings.

Herman Kolgen, who with the preciousness of his live cinema, his impressive productions and his futuristic pieces, has dimensioned the public’s relationship with the concept of AV show; as has been done, by surpassing audiovisual limits with the advancement of technology, by artists like ZachLieberman; or Myriam Bleau, one of the experimenters who works with light through objects, making it almost tangible, more relevant. Joanie Lemercier, one of the first vjs to experiment and create new creative concepts never seen before, in her early days with the Antivj visual label.

Robert Henke, Pfadfinderei, Gmunk, Alba G. Corral, Alex Augier, Daniel Canogar, Adam Smith, Angel Molina (Dj), ItaruYasuda, Light Surgeon, Martin Posta, Playmodes, Skullmapping, Mr. Beam, Ali M. Demirel, Hamill Industries , Marta Verde and Steve Giralt, complete with their testimonies and their works the wide spectrum that Visual Art can generate.

«Visualist, Those Who See Beyond» presents and lays the foundations of what it claims as the new audiovisual language, proposing Visual Art as the artistic format of the future.

Music is the other great common thread, since, to a large extent, all this audiovisual artistic movement was conceived in electronic music clubs. The OST was composed by Rubén Kielmannsegge. And Sergio Testón was in charge of mixing and sound design.

La entrada Finally, VISUALIST documentary on Amazon Prime aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.

Por fin el documental VISUALIST en Amazon Prime

Par : volatil

La plataforma Amazon Prime emite en todo el mundo un documental pionero que aborda la realidad de la videocreación y los videojockeys.

Dirigida por Pedro Pantaleón y Manuel Cid“Visualist, Those Who See Beyond” es la primera película que bajo el concepto de Visualist acerca al gran público el pasado, presente y futuro del AV o Arte Audiovisual. Hilado como un viaje a través de una selección de obras y en clave de documental, da voz a 30 de las figuras más representativas de este Movimiento Artístico a nivel internacional. 

 

Tras estrenarse en diferentes festivales de diferentes países como Madrid (Casabanchel y Madrid Design Festival), Perú (Visiones Art Festival), Helsinki (Festival Lux), Valladolid (Seminci), Barcelona (Mira Festival), Bilbao (BIME) y el gran estreno mundial en Praga (Signal Festival), por fin el documental está disponible en streaming a través de la plataforma Amazon Prime.

Rodado durante 2 años en ciudades como Madrid, París, Berlín, Nueva York o San FranciscoVisualist, Those Who See Beyond  pudo verse en varias ciudades del mundo hasta que el equipo liderado por Oscar Testón, decidió empezar el proceso de distribución, con la intención de colocarlo en las plataformas de streaming para así obtener la mayor difusión posible. Este proceso coincidió con el inicio de la pandemia, lo cual ha dilatado un poco las negociaciones hasta que finalmente se ha logrado un acuerdo.

Se inició una ronda de contactos y, si bien la mayoría de las plataformas mostraron interés en el producto, solo Amazon Prime se decidió a hacerse con él al entender que es “documental nicho”, que se adentra en un terreno nuevo y para un público especializado.

Visualist, Those Who See Beyond”, reivindica el papel de figuras como la del videojockey y nos acerca a artistas como Merrill Aldighieri, la primera videojockey de la que hay constancia; Matt Black, creador del legendario dúo de djs y grupo de pop multimedia británico Coldcut; Daito Manabe, diseñador de espectáculos para músicos de gran renombre como Björk, Ryuichi Sakamoto o OK Go, entre muchos otros; o 1024 Architecture, pioneros en crear estructuras para la cultura electrónica o en realizar mappings arquitectónicos.

https://vimeo.com/270027593

Herman Kolgen quién con el preciosismo de sus live cinema, sus impactantes producciones y sus piezas futuristas, ha dimensionado la relación del público con el concepto de show AV, como lo han hecho sobrepasando los límites audiovisuales con el avance de la tecnología,  artistas Zach Lieberman o Myriam Bleauuna de las experimentadoras que trabaja la luz a través de objetos, haciéndola casi tangible, más relevantes. Joanie Lemercier,  uno de los primeros vj en experimentar y crear conceptos creativos nuevos nunca antes vistos, en sus inicios con el sello visual Antivj.

Robert Henke, Pfadfinderei, Gmunk, Alba G. Corral, Alex Augier, Daniel CanogarAdam SmithAngel Molina (Dj), Itaru YasudaLight Surgeon, Martin Posta, Playmodes, Skullmapping, Mr. BeamAli M. DemirelHamill Industries, Marta Verde y  Steve Giralt, completan con sus testimonios y sus obras, el amplio espectro que el Visual Art puede generar.

“Visualist, Those Who See Beyond” expone y sienta las bases de lo que reivindica como el nuevo lenguaje audiovisual, proponiendo el Visual Art como el formato artístico del futuro.  

La música es el otro gran hilo conductor, ya que en gran medida, todo este movimiento artístico audiovisual se gestó en los clubs de música electrónica. La  BSO ha sido compuesta por Rubén Kielmannsegge. El diseño de sonido y mezcla corre de la mano de Sergio Testón.

 

La entrada Por fin el documental VISUALIST en Amazon Prime aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.

Christmas Sale for VJ Loops & VJ Software 2020

Find out best offers of Christmas VJ Loop and software for 2020 Every year from the beginning of December numerous traditional red and shiny decorations appear all over the world. That’s so, because Christmas and New Year times is near, apparently! Themed parties and events are starting in all the different places. Rave parties and […]

The post Christmas Sale for VJ Loops & VJ Software 2020 appeared first on LUMEN.

TOP-5 VJ Loops for Halloween

Download Halloween VJ Loops for 2021 Halloween a.k.a. All Hallows’ Eve, or All Saints’ Eve, is, initially an ancient Celtic ritual that becomes a yearly holiday and spread all over the modern Western world. Nowadays, we perceive Halloween like a regular themed holiday, the time of fear, to scare and be scared. But, the main purpose […]

The post TOP-5 VJ Loops for Halloween appeared first on LUMEN.

Antenna Domo, proyecto educativo- inmersivo

Par : volatil

Buscan ser un referente mundial y llegar a un millón de personas en todo el mundo. El proyecto se basa en la idea de que la educación innovadora debe llegar a los pobres. La innovación del mañana debe ser llevada a cabo por personas que tengan las herramientas para cambiar sus propias comunidades.
Para ellos, el potencial transformador de esta Cúpula no es solo para la población local, sino también para nuestras sociedades occidentales.
Para implementar este proyecto, necesitan alianzas sólidas con organizaciones que persigan el mismo objetivo.

Quisimos saber más sobre este proyecto y por eso entrevistamos a Boris Dulon.

– ¿Qué es Antenna Domo y qué relación tienes tú con el proyecto?

Antenna Domo es un espacio de divulgación científica a través del arte, un lugar en dónde compartir conocimientos relevantes sobre investigaciones realizadas, llevada a la gran pantalla inmersiva del Domo. Mi función dentro del proyecto es la dirección creativa y artística.

– ¿Cómo surge y a quién se dirige?

Surge por la relación con AURELIE KRUMMENACHER, coordinadora del proyecto en India, la cual me contactó para ver qué podíamos hacer con esta estructura localizada en Madurai, sur de India. Se hicieron dos planteos de proyecto, uno análogo y otro digital, el último quedó para la primera fase y el segundo es un proyecto nómada en futuro relacionado con la cultura DIY (do it yourself).  

Va dirigida a la población del sur de India, la mayor parte niños, alrededor de 10.000 niños pasan al año por el Ecopark, más unas 5.000 personas entre jóvenes y adultos. 

Cambiar el camino de la toma de conciencia sobre estas personas, darles herramientas y a partir de ahí ver el entorno y cómo actuar en él sin generar un impacto nocivo. Tengamos en cuenta que dentro del Ecopark contamos con tierras para la agricultura, espacios de reciclajes, etc, les invitamos a visitar la página de la fundación. 

– ¿Si sigue adelante, cómo serían los contenidos educativos?

Tenemos dos líneas de contenidos, una es a través de documentalistas, instituciones que proporcionarán la película 360 para que se hagan los pases, estas películas tendrán una relación directa con el concepto que se tratará durante ese año. Por ejemplo “El agua” y diferentes temas que podamos abordar con respecto a ello y acompañado de un mensaje de concienciación, que es la columna vertebral de este espacio y proyecto.

Por otro lado tenemos las residencias científico- artísticas y artísticas en donde el lugar se convierte en un espacio de desarrollo entre los artistas audiovisuales que residan y los científicos de la fundación, para así desarrollar una idea de película que contenga toda esta información de forma más fluida para que el aprendizaje sea más profundo, al permanecer dentro la pieza artística creemos que la experiencia será mas intensa y vivaz. Lo he pensado así ya que hay una parte en la toma de contacto con la población que proporcionará sus necesidades básicas, ver cómo podemos abordarlas a través de contenido audiovisual para así pueda entenderse y difundirse en el domo.  

Quiero aprovechar la oportunidad de hacer un llamado a instituciones que puedan proporcionar contenido audiovisual 360° que aborde: medio ambiente, agua y saneamiento, nutrición, salud, energías renovables, educación infantil, agroecología, medicina natural, arte, creatividad y astronomía. 

– ¿Qué estudios están implicados para la creación del contenido?

La creación de contenido vendrá como te decía de instituciones y la otra parte se realizará en las residencias. Estas residencias se realizarán dos veces al año, una con científicos y artistas audiovisuales y otra solo artistas audiovisuales.

La primera residencia la realizaremos junto a Ricardo Cançado ceo de Darklight  y con Jordi Salvadó en donde trataremos una de las investigaciones por parte de la Fundación y estructuraremos las residencias para el futuro.

Tenemos en este momento el apoyo y asesoramiento de varios estudios como Blendy Dome el cuál proporciona su aplicación y el desarrollo técnico visual, Darklight Studio, Eyesberg Multimedia Art Studio, Medusa Lab y Murals Barcelona.

Quiero destacar la participación en la transformación del espacio al estudio de Arquitectura Auroyali de Mohan J y Déborah Cohen ubicado en Auroville, una ciudad de 50.000 personas de todo el mundo y considerado el primer y único experimento internacional de unidad humana y transformación de conciencia.

– ¿Cómo serían las características técnicas de la dome?

En este momento tenemos el apoyo directo a nivel técnico de Jordi Salvadó en audio y Vj Spetto de Blendy Dome Vj, en la técnica visual, la instalación se compone de 

a. 4 Proyectores láser 6300 lúmenes.  

b. Material audio. 8 Yamaha DZR10-D (8 speaker) y 4 Yamaha DXS15 MKII (4 base speakers) 

c.  2 Ordenadores

d. Material de producción video production: Cámara 360°, Drone + aerial kit, Micrófono 3D.

e. Material de entorno audiovisual.

– ¿Cuánto capital es necesario para hacer realidad esta idea?

Entre 120.00€ y 150.000€ 

– ¿A quién le podría interesar financiarla?

Instituciones que quieran colaborar con este cambio necesario en el planeta. Empresas de energía renovables.

CRÉDITOS DEL PROYECTO

  • MARIANA VEAUVY
    New Technologies Manager Antenna Foundation (Suiza)
  • R. DEVAMANOHARAN
    Founder and Chief Executive Officer Antenna Trust (India) Coordination de terreno:
  • AURÉLIE KRUMMENACHER
    Project Manager India Antenna Foundation (Suiza)
  • DR. M.S. SURESHKUMAR
    Education Program Coordinator Antenna Trust (India) Dirección artisitca y tecnica:
  • BORIS DULON
    Artist residency and visual Coordinator Independent artist (Argentina).
  • JORDI SALVADÓ ISERN
    Audio technician and sound designer Independent artist (Catalunya).
  • DÉBORAH COHEN Senior architect, graphist and designer Auroville Earth Institute (India).
  • MOHAN J Executive director and sustainable construction contractor Auroyali: construction for beauty, perfection and spirituality at Auroville (India).
  • BLENDY DOME
    Blendy Dome Vj is a next generation fulldome application developed by Studio Avante and United VJs. This tool has been donated to this project.
  • DARKLIGHT STUDIO
    DarkLight is a collective that brings together audiovisual artists for mapping projects and festivals. They look for original projects, aesthetic innovation and technical quality. They are specialized in mapping, fulldome, audiovisual content for festivals and exhibitions.
  • MURALS BARCELONA
    They are a team of creative artists dedicated to the design of spaces and the development of murals. Their speciality is the aesthetics of spaces, creation of concepts and interventions through technology.
  • MEDUSA LAB
    Medusa lab is a Mexican organisation specialized in the development of creative concepts applied to the arts, entertainment and communication to create unique experiences through technological innovation.
  • EYESBERG MULTIMEDIA ART STUDIO
    A creative laboratory specialized in transforming spaces into immersive and interactive works of art. They use the latest technologies as a means to express ourselves and create moments that reach the viewer’s subconscious.

La entrada Antenna Domo, proyecto educativo- inmersivo aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.

⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣#repost @whales.lab⁣ ⁣__________________⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Three years...




⁣⁣
⁣#repost @whales.lab⁣
⁣__________________⁣
⁣⁣
⁣Three years ago already… the first experience in tracking and generative content. Now developed setup feels ugly and strange… but on that moment ))) ⁣
⁣⁣
⁣Huge thanks to #millumin creators for great software and fast careful support⁣
⁣⁣
⁣#millumin #projection #performance #show #generative #dance #vj (at Shanghai, China)
https://www.instagram.com/p/CG_He8gJ1VM/?igshid=1ks3g81iu21iq

Devenez VJ avec Kayzo 01

Par : severine

  Félicitations ! Tu viens de remporter le tout premier HeavyM Mapping Challenge. Peux-tu nous raconter les étapes de la création de . . .

The post Devenez VJ avec Kayzo 01 appeared first on blog.

Mélangeur vidéo Roland V-1HD+

Roland V-1HD+

Le mélangeur Roland V-1HD+ est un commutateur HD A/V polyvalent, compact, portable pas plus large qu’un laptop de 15 pouces. Roland V-1HD+ est le digne successeur de la V-1HD sortie en 2015.

Avec pas moins de 4 entrées vidéo dont une avec mise à l’échelle et conversion de fréquence d’image jusqu’à 1080P à 60fps en 4:2:2 8bit, 2 sorties vidéo indépendantes, pour l’enregistrement ou le streaming. Mixage audio sur 14 canaux avec effets, 2 entrées micro XLR, RCA Jacks, 2 TRS. Un affichage multiviewer à 10 fenêtres, 8 types prédéfinis de mémoire, live-keying.

Sur la V-1HD+ se greffe la Roland UVC-01 en option, c’est un encoder pour le streaming et le recording, une sorte de simulation de caméra virtuelle compatible avec des Skype, Zoom, Discord ou autre.

Roland V-1HD+

Compter 1195 $ pour la Roland V-1HD+ seule, et 1245 $ pour le bundle avec l’encodeur UVC-01.

Roland V-1HD+
Roland V-1HD+
Roland V-1HD+
Roland V-1HD+
Roland UVC-01
Roland UVC-01

Mélangeur vidéo Roland V-1HD+ est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Jokyo HAP Player, nouveau lecteur de codec HAP

Jokyo HAP Player

Les développeurs de Jokyo HAP Encoder annonce une nouvelle version des plugins HAP dédiée à Adobe After Effects, Premiere Pro et Media Encoder sur Windows et Mac.

Un nouveau lecteur HAP arrive sur le catalogue en version gratuite et en bêta, Le Jokyo HAP Player est donc dédié à la lecture des fichiers encodés en HAP toujours en utilisant l’accélération du GPU (carte graphique), il permet aussi la vérification des fichiers. La version bêta du Jokyo HAP Player ne supporte pas encore le son, mais cela ne serait tardé, il support l’Alpha Checking, des infos sur la résolution, le Chunks, la bande passante, les frames corrompues..

Il inclut toutes les variantes du codec HAP, dont le nouvel arrivant de l’été dernier le HAP-R

  • HAP
  • HAP ALPHA
  • HAP Q
  • HAP Q ALPHA
  • HAP ALPHA ONLY
  • HAP R
Codec HAP

Cette nouvelle variante du HAP-R est déjà compatible avec Jokyo HAP Encoder and Player, RenderHeads AvPro Video, Demolition Media HAP for Unity 3D, Modulo Player and Kinectic et Touch Designer.

Le bundle Jokyo HAP Ae Encoder + HAP Me Encoder est à 99€.

Jokyo HAP Encoder
Jokyo HAP Encoder

Jokyo HAP Player, nouveau lecteur de codec HAP est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Las Saturnales: remezcla audiovisual y literaria para invocar la oscuridad y la lentitud

Par : volatil

La realizadora audiovisual y videojockey Marta L. Lázaro y el polifacético Izurbe son los creadores de Las Saturnales, un espectáculo que parte de la poesía, conjugada con los visuales que, lejos de ser un telón de fondo, son parte esencial para construir el mensaje. Un proyecto donde la apropiación y la remezcla se producen en todos los niveles, desde el texto al vídeo pasando por la música, donde los géneros no están al servicio de formatos estandarizados. Las Saturnales es, en palabras de sus creadores, “una oda al desvío lento, su particular visión del tiempo de espera, el espacio vacío, el compás del silencio vitrificado, las ofrendas al propio reflejo”.

La cita con Las Saturnales fue el pasado 23 de enero en la sala reverberante del Laboratorio de Sonido de Etopia, donde resonaron los textos reapropiados de Clarice Lispector, de Rilke, de Eleanor Wilkinson, Iliana Ortega Alcázar, Eric Sadin, James Joyce o Felicia Martínez, todos en la voz de Izurbe, recitados bajo una cascada de píxeles en movimiento. Textos descompuestos y recompuestos sobre las notas de un sintetizador, que no forman un discurso completo, sino fragmentario, en busca de la interconexión por medio de la remezcla del ‘bookjockey’ del spoken world, Izurbe, por analogía con el proceso la videojockey Marta L. Lázaro.

La reapropiación y el remontaje funcionan tanto en las palabras como en la música –con referencias a Kraftwerk o New Order- y las imágenes, que la realizadora graba y filtra junto a otras de metraje encontrado. Avenidas zaragozanas, cielos de París. Pinceladas de Metrópolis y cortometrajes del director Hans Ritcher. Enfrentamientos de una imagen y su dualidad, influenciadas por las instalaciones de Isaki Lacuesta.

El resultado: un proyecto único, pues el visual rompe la norma del formato 16:9 y la pantalla apaisada, para experimentar las posibilidades de sus herramientas y expandirse por toda la arquitectura. Un proyecto inédito que empezó su recorrido en el singular espacio del laboratorio de sonido de Etopia y que ahora continúa su órbita…

Un espectáculo como este solo podía estrenarse en el contexto de Piloto Rojo, el ciclo de encuentros con creadores y creadoras que transitan entre lo analógico y lo digital, entre las disciplinas y que cada mes se celebra en Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología, en Zaragoza.

Fotografías: Julián Fallas / Etopia Centro de Arte y Tecnología

La entrada Las Saturnales: remezcla audiovisual y literaria para invocar la oscuridad y la lentitud aparece primero en Vjspain Comunidad Audiovisual, Mapping, Vj, Diseño Interactivo.

Yaeltex personnalise l’ergonomie de votre Contrôleur MIDI

Yaeltex

Le fabricant de contrôleur MIDI Yaeltex lance une plateforme web pour concevoir et personnaliser votre contrôleur, le Yaeltex Factory 2. Intuitif et simple d’utilisation, vous placez les composants sur 3 types de gabarits, vos faders, pads, boutons ou potards en fonction de votre façon de jouer. Les pads, boutons et potards sont rétroéclairés par de la LED RGB. L’éditeur MIDI Kilowhat permet quand à lui de configurer votre MIDI Mapping sur le contrôleur avec différentes banques de configuration et de pages. Boîtier en bois de Patagonie et livré avec une sacoche, compatible Win, mac, Raspberry, Linux, Android, Ios.

Le prix commence à partir de 300€ pour la plus petite version et monte jusqu’à plus de 1000€ la bestiole, trouver un contrôleur MIDI personnalisable de bonne facture n’est pas chose aisée aujourd’hui, Yaeltex a trouvé la bonne solution avec leur service web.

Yaeltex
Yaeltex
Yaeltex
Yaeltex
Yaeltex
Yaeltex
Yaeltex

Yaeltex personnalise l’ergonomie de votre Contrôleur MIDI est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste

Zeef LeCollagiste

Un collecteur de liens, classés dans des blocs sur la thématique de l’image live sous toutes ses formes, VidéoMapping Software. Une liste de liens sur une seule page avec plus de 280 logiciels, applications et autre média serveur, des outils VJ’s, des tools NDI, Syphon ou Spout.

Méta moissonneur de liens collaboratif et curator VJ depuis 1999.

Zeef LeCollagiste

Webographie du jour : le Zeef du LeCollagiste est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Cosmic Lab

Par : Marco Savo

Cosmic Lab is a multimedia studio formed by audiovisual artists and creators based in Osaka, Japan.

They combine art and technology to develop powerfully immersive audiovisual experiences.

We discovered this amazing collective thanks to ADAF 2020 and we fell in love straight away.

Cosmic Lab possibly represent the archetype of the audiovisual artist, rooted in the art world and the underground clubbing scene.

As many Japanese new media artists they are not afraid of experimenting and mixing up techniques and styles. As far is it’s punchy, alluring and visually stunning they will use it in their performances.

From immersive VJ sets to operatic projection mapping, from AV live graffiti to cutting-edge interactive installations. Cosmic Lab always achieves to captivate the audience and mind-blow even the more AV experts.

Here our top picks from their impressive portfolio of audiovisual projects:

Live Paint Showcase: “Magnetic”

Cosmic Lab - Audiovisual artists

As we said: no fear of experimenting. Here we see a very interesting fusion between hip hop and audiovisual culture.

At the opening event of MAGNET by SHIBUYA 109 “ShibuGekiSai”, Cosmic Lab and Doppel collaborated on a performance combining live painting and video projection.

The 3D video cubes are animated in motion graphics by the audiovisual artists guiding the graffiti artists on the patterns they will fill with their spray cans.

The DJ spins tunes throughout the performance linking graffiti and projection through the overall hip hop groove.

Buddhist Chant and Light Performance

An audiovisual feast and a once-in-a-lifetime experience to celebrate the Koyasan’s 1200th anniversary (The center of Shingon Buddhism).

We see something truly remarkable and unique: a fusion among the vibrating tones of the Buddhist chant, Japanese drums and an elaborate projection mapping.

Under the musical inputs and the AV latest technologies the great Pagoda comes alive. The result is spectacular, mesmerizing and sumptuous to honor the ancient tradition of Japanese Buddhism.

QUASAR

Here Cosmic Lab went a few steps ahead by reinventing the way of making AV live performances through a new tool called QUASAR.

It loosely reminded us of the Reactable Machine, developed in Barcelona in 2003 to make music through physical interaction.

In this next-generation AV instrument, each musical measure is not interpreted in a linear fashion, but as an endless loop.

Also the tangible interface gives a physical structure to the AV content making possible to build rhythm and layers in all new intuitive physical way. Impressive!

Cosmic Lab - Audiovisual artists

Contact

Website

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Vimeo | YouTube

The post Cosmic Lab appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Interview to VJ Suave

Of course we couldn’t hold ourselves from interviewing this beautifully talented duo of audiovisual artists.

We have never hidden the fact we particularly love the playfulness and delicacy of their AV style. Their street art itinerant approach open the door to a myriad of creative opportunities.

Throughout the years (while keeping fit cycling their AV bikes) they have been engaging with audience of all ages and backgrounds. Here our interview to VJ Suave: enjoy it!

0. How did you meet and decide to work together on this beautiful project?

We met in 2009 in Buenos Aires, and we’ve decided to work together. Cecilia comes from animation and Ygor from painting and drawing. We mixed our best and created VJ Suave.

Interview to VJ Suave - Audiovisual artists
1. How have your techniques advanced since the beginning of your career? What specific technological tools have enabled you to express yourself in a different way because of this?

In the beginning, we took a class on how to use Modul8 and it blew our minds. Cecilia came up with the idea to animate Ygor’s drawings and. Using a small projector, we’ve projected the animations from the window on the street outside.

At that time, we used Adobe Flash, After Effects and Photoshop for animation. Later on we met Maki, and he introduced us to Tagtool, a tool to draw and animate in real time.

The first version of Tagtool was a DIY thing, you needed to have a wacom, arduino, knobs and sliders, ps2 controller, all connected to a computer and a controller box.

You needed to build it yourself, it was a bit complicated. Later on Maki and his crew started to develop Tagtool for iPads and we fell in love with it.

Most of our animations are made frame by frame, using Flash, and this takes time and people to work. Tagtool is easier. It’s a tool that allows us to create drawings and animation by ourselves in a short amount of time.

We also started to investigate virtual reality. In 2017 we’ve created Floresta Encantada / “Enchanted Forest”, an interactive VR experience.

The VR is a very immersive solo experience. You actually believe you are inside a different reality. In Floresta Encantada, together with our crew, we’ve created an experience where participants are teleported to a magical forest where they can interact with both characters and the scenery.

They can play instruments near a bonfire and even drink medicine from a shaman. Each experience is unique as the map is very big. Some people say that they saw a spaceship, others say they had a trip on mushrooms, experiences which are rare in the map. At thee end of the journey all travelers come back to reality with a big smile.

2. Your work with the Suaveciclo is possibly the one thing that you are most well known for in Europe. What was the original thought behind the idea and did you realise how successful the concept would be when it first occurred to you?

In 2011 we created 2 short movies, Run and Homeless. They were very experimental because it was our first time trying to move the projections. The videos have been showcased by MTV and received a great response.

We were happy and we wanted to keep doing moving projections. Instead of keeping on creating videos we wanted to try the performance format, so people on the streets could see it live. 

Instead of a car, we thought of a way that could be affordable to us, first a bicycle, and then finally the tricycle as our moving base to project from.

Interview to VJ Suave - Audiovisual artists

Suaveciclo was created to be able to move our animations throughout the city, bringing joy to everyone who happens to be around. As we don’t use background in the projection the characters look more alive, with a digital graffiti style.

The idea was to take the characters out of the TV screen and make this colorful universe that was inside our heads to merge it with the real world.

When we started VJ Suave back in 2009, we did a lot of research into the VJ world and, at that time, it seemed to us there was no character animation in the VJing scene.

It felt like a perfect gap for us to fit in. From then till now, we keep on doing what we love, what is true for us and we believe anything made like that will always be successful.

3. What technical issues did you encounter when you first came up with the suaveciclo setup? How do you feel about other artists using this idea in their performances?

There have been a lot of adaptations till we got to the actual version of Suaveciclo. First version was very heavy, had small sound speakers and an overall flimsy structure for the projector.

We also had issues as we bought the wrong batteries (now we only use deep cycle batteries). We now have 2 tricycles in São Paulo, one for Ygor and one for Cecilia. What we use now is actually the 5th version.

A few months ago we finally installed an electric battery to help us doing the cycling. It’s also equipped with great sound speakers and a tripod head adapted for the projector.

We like the idea of more visual artists working with images in movement throughout the city. We encourage and help people around the world to build an audiovisual tricycle to express themselves. 

4. Do you remember what first drew you to the audiovisual world? What do you think you would be doing now if you hadn’t discovered the art of video projection?

Ygor: VJ Suave was the starting point for me. Thanks to that I developed my career in animation, creative technology, virtual reality and music. If it wasn’t for it I would still be doing graffiti on the city walls, or maybe working in the forest.

Ceci: I would be applying technology to some other area, maybe holistic health.

5. How is the world of video art in Brazil? Is there a big scene, or is it something quite unusual? Is there anything about your artistic context that you feel influences your work?

Nowadays it is blooming. During the isolation, many audiovisual artists from all over Brazil started to project videos on building walls outside their windows. They have come together and created a group called Projetemos. Thanks to this group, we can share our animations to be projected in different cities. 

Great artists have come out of Brazil like VJ Spetto, VJ Vigas, United VJs, and there’s definitely a scene for vjing and videomapping!

6. What has been the most exhilarating experience or biggest achievement for you? What are you most proud of?

We are proud of having been able to show our art in more than 20 countries at different kinds of audiovisual events: film, street art, animation, music, bike, art technology and light festivals.


If VJ Suave had a little bit of each event, we would be defined by this mix which is something new with technology, animation and movement. 

With Suaveciclo we can create magical moments. We gather people to see the city in a different way, more imaginative. We colour the path with light, expressing love. We think this can open people’s hearts, at least for a second. 

7. A lot of your animation work has an infantil theme with bright colours, organic shapes and friendly faces. Would you say that children are your main audience, or at least, that they are who you most have in mind when you come up with the narratives for your work?

Interview to VJ Suave - Audiovisual artists

We don’t have a specific audience in mind. We create what we are able to express. Sometimes it is naive with simple forms, sometimes it can be more complex. 

Regarding the colours, we have the limitation of the projector. For Suaveciclo performances we carry a 5.500 lumen projector, which is very bright and powerful for a tricycle. However darker colours can be difficult to project. That’s why our colour pallet is always bright, with high contrast and saturation. 

Kids are essential for our performances, because they appreciate magical beings. They want to play with the characters. When they do, adults start to believe in that magical moment too: when kids are yelling and chasing our enchanted characters. 

VJ Suave on Audiovisual City

Website

The post Interview to VJ Suave appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣#repost @nvs_av⁣ ⁣__________________⁣ ⁣⁣ ⁣Amazing...




⁣⁣
⁣#repost @nvs_av⁣
⁣__________________⁣
⁣⁣
⁣Amazing Experience at @fotonicafestival ⁣
⁣Thanks to all⚡️⁣
⁣@videosolid @nick_n__ck @fotonicafestival .⁣
⁣.⁣
⁣.⁣
⁣.⁣
⁣#techno #experimentalmusic #experimental #video #visualart #visual #vj #liveset #eurorack #conceptstore #concept #videooftheday #postoftheday #fotonica #festival #cinema #audio #electronicmusic #electronic #modularsynth #drum #nvs #performance #performanceart #color #cinema #vdmx #millumin #
https://www.instagram.com/p/CDDwBuYpIdz/?igshid=gynsqrprm01f

VJ Suave

Par : Marco Savo


Ceci Soloaga and Ygor Marotta are a duo of audiovisual artists based in São Paulo, Brazil.

VJ Suave bring something colorfully unique to the international panorama of audiovisual art. They have been combining street art and projection mapping since 2009.

Thanks to their innovative audiovisual approach, they are able to travel around the city with portable projectors and draw with lights on the streets, buildings and landscapes. In real time. Improvising. Like a graffiti writer would do.

VJ Suave - Audiovisual artist

Audiovisual and street art are in my opinion the true forms of contemporary art, as they reduce the distance between the art world and the people. They speak a more familiar language than any other art forms. They are anti-elitist by nature, not as a result of a specific political statement.

Vj Suave audiovisual live stories are called “Suaveciclos”. They make use of Tagtool, an app for tablet allowing drawings in real time.

These itinerant projection mappings are colorful, imaginative and highly engaging. Kids absolutely love them as they perceive immediately the drawings are made specifically for them to play with.

VJ Suave - Audiovisual artists
VJ Suave create fantasy friendly characters on the go that take on the streets, riding on ethereal light beams. As they come they disappear. Only to then reappear somewhere else. Constantly playing catching up.

It’s very hard not being immediately charmed by their delicately funny audiovisual storytelling. And there is no reason to resist! Their communication with the audience is honest, inspiring and most importantly inclusive: none is left out in this projection mapping extravaganza.

More recently the audiovisual artists have been taken a step further allowing the viewers to step into their visionary world by using VR.

In their enchanted forest (“Floresta Encantada”) the explorers are invited to build relationships with the native inhabitants of the forest: indigenous and animals. A very powerful example of how virtual reality can be used to get us closer to our ancestors and the natural world rather than alienating us.

The viewer is invited to find their own inner harmony with the sounds and visual elements of the forest in order to become unified with the surrounding environment. The result is an unique experience with plenty of food for thoughts to be snacked upon.

As we often advocate the meaningfulness of the artistic experience depends on the artist intent more than on the tool that is being used.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo | YouTube

The post VJ Suave appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Formation Vidéo Mapping

Formation LeCollagiste

Le VidéoMapping est une expérience visuelle projetée sur des volumes, c’est une transformation d’un objet réel par le virtuel, poussé un trompe l’œil animé anamorphosé en esthétique d’illusion d’optique narrative et sensitive.

Le concept de spectacle homme-machine oriente le spectacle vivant vers une transformation temporelle augmentée en temps réel grâce à la vidéo. Le VidéoMapping permet de créer des multivers graphiques audiovisuels ou le spectateur est au cœur de l’œuvre projetée.

Formation LeCollagiste

LeCollagiste propose des formations professionnelles sur le VidéoMapping avec les logiciels Millumin (formateur officiel) ou Resolume Arena. Elles sont organisées toute l’année en présentiel ou à distance (scénario de formation à distance avec un flux de travail audiovisuel immersif en vidéo par IP). Gestion de projet VidéoMapping, les codecs vidéo, les formats vidéo, les connectiques, la vidéo par IP mise en place des NDI Tools, le contenue génératif audioréactif seront abordés durant les sessions.

Formation LeCollagiste

Les formations sont accessibles aux salariés d’entreprise culturelle, aux artistes auteurs (MDA, AGESSA) aux intermittents du spectacle : infographistes, techniciens et régisseurs vidéo, lumière et son, metteurs en scène, réalisateurs, monteurs, scénographes, chorégraphes, designers, architectes …

Les formations VidéoMapping sont éligibles au CPF ou AFDAS en groupe de 6 personnes max sur une période de 5 jours en continu, toute l’année.

Contactez moi.

Formation LeCollagiste
Studio vidéo LeCollagiste

Formation Vidéo Mapping est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

LOST HORIZON FESTIVAL – GAS TOWER: 3 – 4th July, Online



Glastonbury, VJ showcase and a virtual reality event. Did I get your attention yet?


That’s right, in a moment where the ‘new normal’ is beginning to establish new ways of working in the world of audiovisual events, Lost Horizon Festival presents us with some of the world’s first responses to Corona Virus brought to us via the Gas Tower.

The team behind Glastonbury’s Shangri-La presents Lost Horizon festival, with 360º immersive visual shows from a healthy list of audiovisual artists that will make you forget we were in the middle of a pandemic, just like Woodstock (hip-hip-hooray!)

With the branding slightly reminiscent of a Madonna track ‘A REAL FESTIVAL, IN A VIRTUAL WORLD’ we are in for a treat, not to mention a fantastic list of VJing sumptuousness to explore and discover!

From the likes of Bertie Sampson, blinkinLAB, Bob Jaroc, DDL, Delta Process, Dr and Quinch, Enjoy Kaos, Fade In Fade Out, Greenaway & Greenaway, Joëlle, Koolik, L’Aubaine (check out the our interview with her) Lazershaft, Lazersonic, LEDS Akimbo, Limbic Cinema, Matt Lee Vs The Positronic Man, More Eyes, Primary Visual Cortex, Rebel Overlay, REM Visuals, WeAreMidnight.

Audiovisual artists



Yes, that’s a lot of new, fresh audiovisual artists coming soon on Audiovisual City, with great thanks to Creative Giants, for curating this mind blowing line-up, promising us a fully immersive digital art and music event.

“Taking the Gas Tower from the fields of the festival world into a groundbreaking new reality, Creative Giants are excited to be joining the team Shangri-La on their voyage of discovery to Lost Horizon, which redefines what a festival can be, creating ways for people to come together and experience music and art in a way we never would have previously imagined.”

Simon Vaughan, Creative Giants

A virtual audiovisual event



What’s more, is nothing sells a virtual festival like the mouthwateringly designed website by Manchester studio, Instruct Studio. If this website were food, I’ve already been eating with my eyes and gotten pretty fat.

“We are thrilled to showcase some of the world’s leading VJs and visual artists in this way. The physical structure of The Gas Tower has been recreated in exact detail in virtual reality, allowing viewers to look around in full 360 degrees to fully immerse themselves in beautiful visuals. We are proud to be leading the way into the digital domain, presenting ground-breaking artists with innovative and mind blowing visuals as part of this ambitious new form of live experience.”

Pete Thornton, More Eyes

Rebel Overlay

Light based minimalistic blade-runner-esque visuals that will make you feel retro futuristic, with everything from lasers to LED totems and 3D structures in the portfolio bag, all with a dash of Resolume control.

WeAreMidnight

No messing about, this studio based in London have done whopping great visual productions for the likes of Coachella, Boomtown and The Human League (for those of you who are old enough to know who they are).

Enjoy the Kaos

Interesting looking 3D abstract visuals that look like candy cane, sweet enough to hang off your Christmas tree. If you’re into 3D animation, mapping, photogrammetry, and art in general then Enjoy the Kaos should definitely be an audiovisual show on your AV hit-list.

blinkinLAB

Immersive tour visuals for Adam Beyer, and for Booka Shade, what’s not to inspire any keen audiovisual festival goer? Primarily focused on content creation, blinkinLAB is a motion graphics design studio based in London.

Their portfolio of work includes tour visual content creation, motion graphic design, music video, tv commercials, idents and title sequences, as well as live audiovisual performance, vj-ing and projection mapping installations.

Contact

Website

Youtube

The post LOST HORIZON FESTIVAL – GAS TOWER: 3 – 4th July, Online appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Encodeur vidéo pour l’image live

Encoder

Dans la jungle des codecs vidéo, 2 codecs sortent du lot pour la vidéo live.

Le Codec propriétaire gratuit de Resolume, le DXV possède son propre encoder avec Resolume Alley qui fait à la fois office de viewer et d’encoder. Resolume Alley propose 4 formats d’encodage, le DXV Normal Quality, No Alpha ; DXV Normal Quality, With Alpha ; DXV High Quality, No Alpha et le DXV High Quality, With Alpha. Il permet aussi la création d’une file d’attente pour un traitement par lot, a faire travailler la nuit quand on a 2 pétaoctets de vidéos, la conversion d’une suite d’images, une mise à l’échelle en remplissage, ajustement ou étirement. Alley permet de convertir l’audio en PCM linéaire. Le codec DXV est encapsulé dans un MOV et n’a pas besoin de Quicktime pour coder les fichiers DXV dans un conteneur .mov. Encodage sur GPU.

Resolume Alley

Applications vidéo intégrant le DXV : Resolume

Le codec open source HAP quant à lui utilisera son encoder maison le AVF Batch Encoder par les créateurs du codec HAP, Vidvox. C’est un outil de transcodage simple, il gère le traitement par lot

AVF Batch Exporter

IL y a quatre versions différentes du HAP:

le HAP, HAP Alpha, HAP Q et le HAP Q Alpha. Ce convertisseur fonctionne exclusivement sur mac. Le codec HAP est encapsulé dans un MOV, encodage sur GPU.

AVF Batch Exporter

Jokyo HAP Encoder est un nouveau dans la place des transcodeurs vidéo, il apporte une optimisation de l’encodage au format HAP et un temps de rendu raisonnable surtout en haute définition avec un rapport de qualité/vitesse optimisé. Le plugin pour After Effects compatible Win/Mac est à 75€, le plugin pour Media Encoder et Premiere Pro est à 75€ et pour finir le bundle comprenant les 2 plugs, Jokyo HAP Ae Encoder avec le Jokyo HAP Me Encoder est à 99€.

Jokyo HAP Encoder

AfterCodecs est une solution payante (89€) pour encoder vos vidéos directement dans After Effects, en installant ce plug vous installez aussi certains codecs manquant comme le H.264, H.265, les 4 codecs HAP, tention quand même, le ProRes 4444 avec couche alpha n’est pas le codec officiel en version light.

AfterCodecs

Applications vidéo intégrant le HAP en natif : CoGe, Isadora, GrandVJ, MadMapper, Millumin, Mitti, MixEmergency, ModuloPi, Notch, Qlab, Smode, TouchDesigner, VDMX, VVVV, Pandoras Box, Disguise, Watchout, grandMA2, Green Hippo, OpenFrameworks, Unity3D, Unreal Engine et VUO.

Un encodeur exotique pour du HAP ou du DXV, faite signe.

Encodeur vidéo pour l’image live est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

About Kusmos Live by Kuflex Lab

Par : Marco Savo

During these tough and uncertain times it has been inspiring to see so many audiovisual artists and events coming up with tools and formats to overcome the quarantine restrictions and social distancing.

A few weeks back the guys from Kuflex Lab reached out to showcase their latest tool that stands out among all the virtual/hybrid solutions we have seen so far. Kusmos Live allows to turn online concerts into interactive digital shows. Pretty neat uh?

Kusmos - Kuflex Lab - Audiovisual Interactive Tool

Let’s dive in and explore how it works. Down to the nitty-nerdy-gritty Kusmos is a custom VJ software written on openFrameworks + VDMX5 + Syphon.

In spring 2020 Kuflex studio began an experimental project Kusmos Live. The purpose of the experiment was to upgrade the Kusmos system in order to create a interactive online home shows.

In 2018-2019 the Russian audiovisual studio experimented with the innovative tool together with SILA SVETA studio on the Therr Maitz concert, Caprices Festival 2018, Nina Kraviz experimental performance at Coachella 2019.

OK, really cool but how exactly does interactivity work? We gave some feedback to Kuflex lab with a few tricky questions to better understand the whole potential of this new audiovisual tool.

KUFLEX: The Tracker program receives depth-sensor data, calibrates a point cloud as we need it (we can rotate the cloud, cut off everything you don’t need keeping only the data of the artist oneself and merge point clouds from two sensors) and sends it to the renderer (UE4 scene).

Scene functions build a 3D model using the data provided by the Tracker and then we can layer all kinds of features with effects on the model and also transform and distort it according to the artistic concept. We also captured video from the laptop’s webcam and sometimes showed its picture. 3D scene acting as the artist surrounding, a set of virtual cameras for capturing from different viewpoints and visual effects were set up in advance in the Unreal Engine. Then the OBS program captures the video of the launched scene and sends it to the video streaming server.

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool

During our second live experiment we tested some new features for the viewers interactive communication with the stream. While Leksha (Smolensk, Russia) was playing his ambient-set, a VJ (Moscow, Russia) was controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode. Our team has implemented this function between the concerts and decided not to tell the viewers about it.

During the stream, noticing weird messages in the chat, some of the viewers started to realize that they could not only send a message to the chat but to even affect visualization. In the end the concert has turned into a digital quest. Some viewers picked up effect control by sending particular commands to the chat. We have yet to comprehend how to develop this function in the future.

 AVC: We think it’s a really interesting and innovative project responding to the challenges of the pandemic. In terms of appeal for VJs there is the risk of potentially being extremely limited for the audiovisual artists creativity, and the aesthetic I guess would always be the same.

It would be key for the tool to have a wider range of possibilities of customization for the artists otherwise they might get tired soon. I guess they all want to leave their unique mark in the scene.

KUFLEX: Kusmos is a universal software tool, with the possibility of variability of visual and interactive solutions. As a rule, our team creates a virtual stage specifically for the performance of the musician. Of course, we want to upgrade the program creating a database with different scenes, effects. In this case, the user will be able to construct the scene himself and combine the effects for his live/stream. 

AVC: It’s a bit unusual to keep promoting the idea of “God is DJ”. Is the DJ persona so relevant the viewer wants to watch during the entire show in a virtual environment?

KUFLEX: Regarding Kusmos Live project, the Kuflex team is collaborating with various musicians. We wanted to support the performers. So this approach determined the emphasis on the figure of the musician on the virtual stage, under whose musical personality, sound we come up with a visual solution. We do not just shoot a video with a musician, as is often done in broadcasts, but create a digital avatar that changes depending on the script, music and VJ control.

At the same time, Kusmos Live is primarily a show, a kind of mix of live performance, a computer game and fantastic movie. The virtual camera can fly through digital space, we can switch to different visual elements of the scene and include additional visual effects to the music.

Kusmos Live - Audiovisual Tool

We try to achieve the effect of real interaction with the viewer as well. Our team is developing a function of interaction through chat – viewers’ comments fall into the scene, they can affect the content through certain chat commands. But Kusmos can be used by artists of other genres. In the near future we want to try to create a dance performance. Now we are discussing this idea with one Russian choreographer.

We will explore the topic of distances – where physical space ends, digital begins, the relationship of body and sound. Both dance and music will take place in live format.

Technically, the performer will find himself in different areas of camera scanning, on the screen we will observe how his digital avatar changes. Again, it will all be like shooting a movie in one shot and in real time!

360 Visual Festival - audiovisual event
AVC: We truly appreciate the viewers becoming active, participating and communicating with the stream. That creates a collective experience. Could people really tell if this was a live performance or not? It feels like the interaction should be more meaningful somehow, with a bigger impact to the overall audiovisual artwork.

KUFLEX: Our team worked on a concert from different cities. We thought about how best to organise remote control of virtual cameras and effects. And suddenly our creative director had an idea to manage content through Youtube chat. During the broadcast, he wrote commands like cam1 (switching camera 1), stars ( the star effect was launched).

We intentionally did not talk about this function in advance to get the quest. As a result, some viewers guessed and began to help in managing the scene. We explore different possibilities about other ways of interaction.

In the future we want to create a client application for connecting to the broadcast via a mobile phone, desktop PC screen or VR. We intend to develop Kusmos as an art tool. Our team believes in a power of collective interaction. We want to give a palette of visual solutions, effects. Let’s all together create beauty here and now! This idea is a sincere inspiration for us. 

AVC:  We would like to know more about how the collaboration you have done with Leksha where the viewers were controlling visual effects with the use of commands via YouTube chat in real-time mode.” How does the input of data modify the visuals? is it like a live coding or common human language and how it is related to the VR software?

kusmos live - kuflex and leksha - audiovisual artists

KUFLEX: Usually in an offline format, we work like this: musicians play music, and VJ manages visual content live using MIDI controllers. Some effects are linked to the amplitude of the sound. But in a situation where we did not have the opportunity to be onsite will all team, we decided to make control through chat commands.

We wrote a special function for our software that receives data from chat on YouTube using the Google API. We came up with several commands, for example: cam1, cam2, skin1, skin2, electric noise, lasers and the like. And when someone in the chat wrote one of these words, then a certain visual effect or a corresponding camera was included in our program.

In general, we have an idea to expand the number of commands and their appearance, so that it looks more like live coding. For example, add numerical arguments to the commands, which will additionally specify the parameters of a particular visual effect.

As for virtual reality, we have plans to create our own application for viewers who can watch live broadcasts using VR devices, thus more deeply immersing themselves in the atmosphere of the digital scene and additionally receive personal effects. 

Kusmos Live - audiovisual tool
 AVC: Fascinating this idea of “universal tool” for content in real time and interactive show. We think it’s important now to dig more into the idea of how it can involve more people in the creative process. It opens new ways of investigation on how to make every audiovisual experience unique, not only in terms of the aesthetics of the piece but also regarding the narrative.

KUFLEX: Yes, this is the main object of research for us. Usually, a limited number of people can come to the offline exhibition. So we want to overcome any space frames. With Kusmos we don’t have any restrictions online! We can find ourselves in amazing digital worlds that are impossible in the physical world.

Now that Kuflex Lab and its creation Kusmos entered our radar we will most definitely keep following their progression, as always supporting innovation and creativity in the audiovisual art world.

The post About Kusmos Live by Kuflex Lab appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Rafael

Par : Marco Savo

One of the main aspects we love about audiovisual culture is its diversity of concepts and aesthetics, spread across a variety tools and techniques.

What struck us immediately about the audiovisual artist Rafael are his powerful messages conveyed through conceptually dense live cinema performances.

Rafael manages to deliver delicately intense artworks where the audiovisual narrative and a strong political message are constantly shaped and kept in balance throughout the performance.

Rafael - Audiovisual Artist

Rafael has been living in Asia for 10 years where he merged his own European artistic and sociocultural background with the Asian aesthetics and political issues, especially within South Korea.

His phography academic background heightened his sensibility towards the image, with special reference to the body within the space.

Suggesting the movements and space exploration within his photos pushed him to experiment with videos and eventually with VJing tools such as Resolume, in order to enhance the interaction with his artworks. Transforming the still images into audio and video performance.

This is an extract of a live performance named “BOM” which is part of an ongoing day-by-day project made in Korea: KYOULBOMYOELEUMGAEUL.

The performance took place at the SEMA: Seoul Museum of Art. KYOUL means Winter in Korean, BOM is Spring, YOELEUM is Summer and GAEUL is Autumn.

The four season piece is a video reportage of Rafael experience in South Korea, presented in chronological order throughout different audiovisual mediums such as Live Cinema performance, Installation and screening.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

The post Rafael appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Natalia Stuyk

Natalia Stuyk is a self taught video artist, famous for her colourful surrealist landscapes and vivid digital fantasy worlds.

Think how things would look if you dreamed in digital formats. Her creative work as audiovisual artist is generally split between personal projects, which later feed her portfolio to get commissioned projects, generally in the world of fashion.

She has performed live VJ sets, for example at Mira Festival, and has also been known to dabble in sound for her digital art pieces (see the ‘Visitor’ project below).

In her more recent work, she took her fantasy world to a physical space in the form of an installation at Galeria Melissa in New York City for her project ‘Paradise’. You can hear her talk about the whole project here.

Her latest project can be found on Vimeo (below).

Website

Instagram | Vimeo

BUY US A COFFEE?BUY US A COFFEE?

The post Natalia Stuyk appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

AVCity interviews Weirdcore

Par : Marco Savo

1.YOU HAVE A VERY VARIED, YET DISTINCTIVE AESTHETIC THAT CAN BE EASILY RECOGNIZED, BUT AT THE SAME TIME, A LITTLE DIFFICULT TO CLASSIFY! WHAT WERE YOUR EARLY GRAPHIC INFLUENCES/INSPIRATIONS AND WHAT ELEMENTS OR EXPERIENCES HAVE BEEN KEY TO THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUR STYLE?

 

Hi guys! Thank you for your questions and your interest in my work. Let’s get started! Here my main influences:

In the 80s: whilst growing up in France, I was very inspired by the vast amount of Japanese anime on TV, especially the Cobra series (funny that it was just on kids TV back then in France, where it would be rated 12 or 15 here in UK now) and films like Videodrome, Nightmare on Elm Street, Evil Dead 2, 2001, The Thing, Altered States, Blazing Saddles, Monty Python films and such like.

Weirdcore_Audiovisual_Artist_Interview1

In the later 80’s & 90’s whilst living in different parts of the UK during my student years, I was really into rave graphics and visuals like
Stakker Humanoid and FSOL.

I was massively into MTV’s Aeon Flux series and non verbal films like Baraka, Koyananskatsti, Atlantis and such like. The Day Today  / Brass eye have been quite important as well in terms of absurdity and “OTT-ness”, especially the Brass eye Infographics. Then in late 90’s & early 00s once I moved to London I was massively into Ryoji Ikeda / Dumb Type / Semi-conductor Films / Ukawa.

In terms of key experiences, I’d say it was seeing Daft Punk live multiple times in the mid 90’s & their Audiovisual show in the 1997 tour. That was definitely the main experiences that pushed me to do what I do in the audiovisual world.

It was like a “smack in the face”. So bold, minimal and sync-ed to the music, it totally blew me away. I remember thinking back then, I wanted to blow people away in the same way someday.

  • Weirdcore_Audiovisual_Artist_Interview9

2. IN YOUR WORK WE CAN SEE A BIG VARIETY OF IMAGE PROCESSING RESULTS, DOES THIS EXPERIMENTATION GO HAND IN HAND WITH AN EXPERIMENTATION OF THE TOOLS YOU USE TO CREATE THE VISUALS AS WELL?

 

Good question, that I’m not sure how to answer as I don’t really think about it in that way. I’d say I very much differentiate my live & studio work. To me, my live visuals are technically made in similar ways to how my friends make music.

I position myself in the same category as lighting/laser designers, in a sense that I’m there merely complementing/enhancing the audio experience. As in my studio work I very much try to recreate the kinda vibe of an anime intro or 80s music video, which in my opinion were far more entertaining. For me, it’s all about visual impact and entertaining the audience.

  • Weirdcore_Audiovisual_Artist_Interview2

3. HOW WOULD YOU DEFINE “AUDIOVISUAL ART” AND HOW DO YOU POSITION YOURSELF IN THIS SPECIFIC CULTURE?

 

This is a tricky question for me, as I find it hard to categorize anything I see on my computer screen or at a party as art. For me it’s more like graphics or entertainment. Call me old fashioned but for it to be Art is has to be in an art context (whatever that is), and as my work isn’t in galleries or such like (yet) i don’t really consider myself as an artist.

Actually I find the words art/artists are used way too sparingly in this day and age, so I’m not really sure as to where I fit in all this. I’d rather not think about it and just carry on doing my thing & let other people define me as they see fit…

  • Weirdcore_Audiovisual_Artist_Interview5
  • Weirdcore_Audiovisual_Artist_Interview6

4. YOUR CAREER DEVELOPED ACROSS DIFFERENT FIELDS AND MEDIA SUCH AS ADVERTISING, FASHION, ELECTRONIC MUSIC, VIDEO CLIPS, AND SO ON. CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THE CONCEPTUAL AND AESTHETIC LINKS CONNECTING ALL YOUR VERY DIVERSE PROJECTS??

 

I’m very much into specific/custom made/location-based designs. My ideas tend to be finding a way to best fit the “where” and “what”. My concepts are very driven by discussions (or lack of) with the artist/clients, which is why my work tends to vary in style (or quality, if the client/artist has too little input or dictates too much)

5. YOU HAVE WORKED WITH MANY DIFFERENT MUSICIANS AND SINGERS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS. COULD YOU DESCRIBE YOUR CREATIVE PROCESS OF VISUALIZING A SOUNDSCAPE AND THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN WORKING WITH ABSTRACT CONTENTS LIKE ELECTRONIC MUSIC AND THE MORE EXPLICIT NARRATIVE OF POP AND HIP HOP CULTURE?

 

Firstly I figure the possibilities and limitations and work within those boundaries, then I discuss with artist/client to figure a rough direction to aim for, it then it generally snowballs from there.

I generally try to deliver what the artist/client & target audience wants, but not necessarily what they expect, so I tend to avoid the obvious options.

I don’t think I approach a project that differently depending on what genre of music it is. I just try and do whatever feels right for that category of music, BUT the workflow is vastly different depending of the type of artists they are.

Some artist are way more approachable than others regardless their music genres and when I can bounce ideas back and forth with them that is when I can go deep into what they truly want and get the best results. I can’t say the same when there’s a sea of management/label/producers between me and the artist.

It’s fair to the results are far more fruitful when I work with artists who don’t take themselves too seriously as I’m not a yes-man nor my specialty is making people like prim & proper.

READ MORE ABOUT THE AUDIOVISUAL ARTIST

The post AVCity interviews Weirdcore appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Weirdcore

Par : Marco Savo

London based WEIRDCORE is half English, half French and results in a director and collaborator who is one hundred percent out there.

Weirdcore’s work is the result of years of experimental design and animation work that pushes the boundaries of consciousness and visual interpretation.

Adopting a method used more often by artists and music producers rather than by visual directors, Weirdcore helps both advise and visualise others initial ideas, facilitating their progress through until the finished form, whilst also creating his own stunning individual projects.

With a unique blend of formats, colors, designs and mediums, the audiovisual artist has collaborated with some of the most exciting modern artists and directors such as Aphex Twin, M.I.A, Tame Impala, Radiohead, Nabil, Hype Williams, Charlie XCX, Smerz, Onetrix Point Never, Sophie Muller, Diane Martel and Miley Cyrus.

Weirdcore performed live in the most important festivals worldwide such as Glastonbury, Sonar, Fuji Rock, Coachella, Club2Club, Future Music, Field Day, Mira, Unsound, Melt, Lowland, Dour and more.

Weirdcore has also lent his emotive expertise to larger collectives, organisations and labels such as Warp, XL, Sony, Ninja Tunes and Domino, whilst keeping a dynamic and fluid focus across a range of other diverse industry’s such as Fashion, Theatre and Opera.

Contact

Website

Vimeo | Instagram

The post Weirdcore appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Gridspace

GRIDSPACE is a multimedia entertainment studio specializing in the conception and production of creative environments.

From state-of-the-art temporary installations to permanent locations, physical and digital worlds collide through our signature scenography, motion graphics, set design, and technological innovation.

One of their main projects is Wavv – mood modulator:

Wavv is an integrated multimedia proprietary eco-system that uses light, video and sounds, that transforms space perception and enhances emotions. It can be integrated into various contexts and settings, from gym and yoga classes to public transit areas and corporations.

Their various backgrounds mean they’re not only experienced but inspired to explore original ways of implementing storytelling with technology to bring locations to life.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Instagram | Vimeo

The post Gridspace appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

DubLab

Par : Marco Savo

DubLab is the new label of Dub Video Connection, mix-media studio based in Lisbon since 1997. DubLab used to be the name of the Arts & Experimentation department, but now it became that department.  New name, new life.

Stage & Visuals design for music labels and artists. DubLab creates concepts, visual contents and technical engineering projects for live performances. On top of that, they offer a long time experience with branded content and institutional video mappings on corporate events.

DubLab mission is to combine audiovisual technology with creativity, to achieve new sensorial light and video communication with the public. All this skills together, create excellence on project managing for show tours, DJ artworks and event design.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Vimeo |Instagram

The post DubLab appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

Newtek NDI 4.5

Newtek NDI

Le groupe Vizrt propriétaire de Newtek créateur du protocole NDI depuis 2015, annonce la venue du NDI 4.5.

Dans les tuyaux de cette nouvelle mouture, des fonctionnalités avancées pour l’utilisation d’Internet et du réseau sans fil, le NDI|HX avec faible latence, un support complet de l’accélération du décodage GPU, l’intégration du NDI|HX dans la caméra autonome Mevo. La possibilité de diffuser sur son réseau NDI, des flux en temps réel d’Unreal Engine, laissant le champ libre pour l’augmentée et la réalité virtuelle. L’enregistrement IP illimité sur la version 4.5

NDI Tools est une suite gratuite de friandises conçues pour un flux de travail vidéo sur le réseau.

NDI Tools

NDI

Newtek NDI 4.5 est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Spout Recorder de Lightjams

Enregistrez des vidéos en temps réel à partir de toutes les applications compatibles Spout.

Lightjams Spout Recorder est un utilitaire gratuit et indispensable à mettre dans sa boite à outils vidéo. Il créer des fichiers vidéo dans différents formats en capturant la sortie vidéo de Spout de tout logiciel compatible (HeavyM, Resolume, Simmetri, ModuloPi, TouchDesigner, Processing, Notch, Grand VJ, Avolites, Sparck et tant d’autres.). Le recoder utilise FFMPG avec le codec H264, multi encapsuleur en MOV, AVI, WMV et MP4 sans perte suivant les réglages.

Lightjams Spout Recorder
Lightjams Spout Recorder
Lightjams Spout Recorder

Spout Recorder de Lightjams est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

Codec vidéo gratuit NotchLC

NotchLC

Les créateurs de Notch nous propose un nouveau codec vidéo NotchLC alimenté par GPU, dédié lecture live et supporte la couche alpha, encapsulage en .MOV ou .AVI. Le NotchLC apporte l’équivalent du 10 bits, rapide à décoder ou encoder avec un taux de compression d’environ 5: 1, donc beaucoup plus léger qu’un fichier HAP, ProRes 422 ou DXV.

Avec du matériel approprié et sur la papier NotchLC annonce jusqu’à 96 flux en simultanés au format 1080p30, 5 fois plus rapide avec l’accélération du processus d’encodage grâce à la puissance de la carte graphique, le codec propose 5 niveaux de compression, résolution max 16 384 x 16 384 pixels. Le codec NotchLC est propriétaire, gratuit à l’utilisation, il existe un SDK pour que les développeurs l’intègre à leurs logiciels. Pour l’instant le codec NotchLC est nativement pris en charge sur Ventuze, Disguise, Picturall et TouchDesigner.

NotchLC

En test dans les prochains jours avec les plugs pour la Creative Cloud.

Codec vidéo gratuit NotchLC est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

❌