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A shift in livestreaming copyrights is coming: Anjunadeep clears 500+ tracks on Twitch

It’s no secret that the battle between artists livestreaming during quarantine and the copyright laws embedded into streaming platforms like Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube has been ongoing – and growing – as the year of online streams has progressed. In early June, Twitch served a series of copyright takedown notices for old videos posted by streamers, putting […]

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Silk Pavilion II – Mediated Matter Group at the MoMA

Silk Pavilion II –  Mediated Matter Group at the MoMA
Latest in the series of groundbreaking projects by Mediated Matter Group (MIT Media Lab) is the new successor to the Silk Pavilion (2013) project, results currently on show (subject to COVID-19 restrictions) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. The project utilizes an integrated kinetic mandrel designed to guide the natural spinning motion […]

Build Distancing Dividers Fast — Introducing Matthews’ Sheet Plate Adapter Kit

  Matthews Studio Equipment offers a smart solution for some of today’s on-set and real world issues. The new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit makes it easy to quickly build custom dividers to protect against virus transmission, plus it offers a convenient holding method for standard grip equipment.  MSE’s new Sheet Plate Adapter Kit is a ...

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Free Design Elements for Motion Graphics Artists

Heads up, motion designers: Here’s a handy, up-to-date roundup of some of our very favorite motion graphics freebies. Look, everyone loves free content and assets. How could ...

Color Grading Freebie: 65+ Free Premiere Pro Looks

Go Hollywood with over a dozen FREE Premiere Pro Lumetri looks! These free movie-inspired color grading presets will instantly add a dramatic look to your project.

15 Livestreams Worth Watching This Quarantine

The era of quarantine livestreaming is alive and well. Wondering what you’ve missed? What streams and streamers have stood out? Here’s a (non-comprehensive) sampling. As the dearth of in-person shows has dragged on, online streams have gotten more entertaining and come with higher-production. We crowdsourced the DJTT community and picked a few of our favorites, […]

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Sarah Deas joins Pixel Power to strengthen sales team

Cambridge, UK, 18 June 2020: Pixel Power, the global leader in graphics production and playout automation, has appointed Sarah Deas to its head office team. Deas will provide internal sales support to the sales teams in the Cambridge base and regional offices in North America, South-East Asia and the Middle East. “I am delighted to ...

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DejaSoft launches DejaEdit Version 3 –

Par : RadianceC

DejaEdit Version 3 takes file synchronizing to a new level with enhanced user experience, additional security features and improved workflow management For Immediate Release, 28 May 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden – Dynamic tech start-up DejaSoft has launched Version 3 of its cutting-edge media file synchronising software tool –  DejaEdit. An essential application vital for film productions, DejaEdit ...

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Sketchfab dit adieu au travail solitaire

Par : Shadows

La plateforme d’hébergement et visualisation de modèles 3D Sketchfab annonce Sketchfab for Teams, une version de son service tournée vers les équipes et la collaboration.
L’idée est de permettre à un groupe de personne de gérer des assets en commun, avec tout un ensemble de fonctionnalités : gestion des droits (d’accès, visualisation, édition, etc), inspection des modèles, recherche, conversion dans d’autres formats, publication et visualisation externe.

Pour le moment uniquement disponible pour les clients “Enterprise” (mais prévue pour les clients Premium et Business à terme), cette fonction pourra donc permettre de créer une banque d’assets centralisée pour un projet commun, au sein d’une équipe ou entreprise. Il vous faudra contacter Sketchfab pour activer ces fonctionnalités.

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Take a Look at gridRig, a Plugin from Ordinary Folk

Let's examine the advantages of gridRig, a plugin from Ordinary Folk. It's an impressive tool for complex animations, allowing for some serious time-saving.

Pliant Technologies’ SmartBoom Headsets Provide an Instant Upgrade for any Intercom System

SmartBoom LITE and PRO Headsets Offer Exceptional Audio Quality, Flexibility, and Durability for a Range of Intercom Requirements AUBURN, AL, April 28, 2020 — Pliant Technologies’ complete line of SmartBoom LITE and SmartBoom PRO headsets offer comfort, durability, and outstanding audio performance for professionals that require the best equipment in demanding production environments. The complete ...

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The Visual Styles of the Synthwave and Vaporwave Video

We're going to explore the visual art style of two retro genres — Synthwave and Vaporwave — and how to incorporate them into your own video project.

Facebook Now Lets You Charge Entry To Livestream Events

Facebook will let event producers charge for virtual events

On Facebook, live streaming just got taken things a step further: with monetization. Many suspected monetizing virtual events was coming, and it seems to be rapidly arriving on the largest social network. Facebook has come forward with new updates to assert its dominance in this COVID-19 era of online entertainment and relationships. New Facebook Tools […]

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Mixcloud Launches A DJ Live Streaming Platform With Copyright Figured Out

Streaming on Mixcloud Live

The live streaming scene might feel crowded, but this week Mixcloud has introduced their own endeavor. They’ve launched a streaming platform built specifically for DJs, Mixcloud Live—not only taking on streaming giants like Facebook, Twitch, and Youtube, but also creating much-needed relief for DJ streams that are continually flagged for copyright. The team at Mixcloud […]

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9 FREE After Effects Templates

These free After Effects templates include over 100 free elements and options for you to use in any project. Combine these projects for even more options!

Streaming L(o)ive In The Time of COVID-19: What’s the future for DJ live streaming?

Streaming DJ sets

Weeks have passed, and DJs the world over have settled into the reality of sheltering in place. As efforts to combat COVID-19 push on, the masses are staying at home. Clubs have shuttered their doors, bars and restaurants are no more, and non-essential businesses are closed. But in this primetime of social distancing, there has […]

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Marmoset Toolbag : nouvelle bande démo 2020

Par : Shadows

L’équipe du logiciel de rendu et animation Marmoset Toolbag présente une compilation des plus beaux projets des utilisateurs de ce produit.

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We pick the brains of Cinema.AV on his beautiful video synth work




These days AV artists are hiding out all over the place, this time curiosity didn’t kill the cat, as I stumbled upon the work of Cinema.AV on Instagram. it’s amazing where a hashtag can take you… #videosynth. I was keen to find out how someone so visually analog ends up that way, and how they manage in an ever expanding digital world (at the time of writing more so than ever).

1.Tell us about your first ever live gig? When was it and how did it go?

For years, I used to play a kind of ambient, soundscape style of music, and for live performance, I would put whatever found vhs tape behind me for visuals. Often without a screen. It often just turned into lighting for my performance, instead of clearcut visuals. 

Fast-forward to a couple years later, in summer 2015, where I started buying jvc video mixers, archer and vidicraft boxes. It was here where I took it upon myself to do visuals for a show I had booked. Sadly, I didn’t realize, the projector couldn’t handle the distorted signals I was throwing at it. Luckily though, someone at the last moment, let me borrow theirs. It was total godsend. The result was this hyper-distorted cross between national geographic videotapes. It worked for the more abstract, psychedelia I had booked for the evening,

Later down the line, I found the need for time base correctors in live performance, and mixers equipped with such. To evenly blend, rather an abruptly with one of those RCA Y splitter cables turned on end. Which is actually the same as the classic Klomp dirty mixer. It was all stuff I got for free, or nearly no money. Never top of the line. Always the most difficult, least practical solutions. But the result was always unique to the moment, to the performance; endlessly fleeting. 

2.We discovered your work on Instagram. How do you usually connect with the AV community online? Does social media play a big role for you?

Strangely, yeah. I hardly ever go out locally, unless of course I’m playing a show. So beyond that setting, you’ll never find me in the wild. Even before this quarantine action, I was a total homebody. Staying in whenever possible to work on art and infinitely explore the machines. So having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience. 

Its those posts that snowball into bigger and better gigs. As the recognition on a global scale is significantly more gratifying than just the local efforts I receive so often. In fact, for the better part of 2019, I was very busy with live video work. Having nearly no time off, I accepted this as a lifestyle, rather than just hobby. And in the social media zone, I’ve been able to publicly beta-test things like the Erogenous Tones Structure module, Phil Baljeu’s custom vector graphics system and as of late Andrei Jay’s latest raspberry pi video synth and feedback algorithms as hardware devices. The curiosity the results generated have in turn, sold modules and made the manufactures money to sustain their efforts.   

…having access to social media platforms is actually key to the whole system. I can actively gauge what pieces people actually like, what ideas stick and in turn, get shared with a larger audience. 

To be fair though, I’m not sure how much of this actually real. If it’s all made up, or the reactions are fabricated. It’s a fine silver-lining we’re all walking along. One day, a post could generate hundreds of interactions, while the next day, nothing. I think alot of that could actually be the option for folks to drift between realities, between the physical and the cyberspace. It’s in this cyberspace, that I do often connect with other artists, say for example my bud Konopka and has online video painting series. To watch him create something entirely from scratch, in real time, thousands of miles away is a true head-spin if you think about it. But not even 5 years ago would have been possible. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry.

3. It’s fascinating to how analog and digital worlds inspire AV artists. What’s your take on the two and how do you find working with analog systems for live visuals?

Truly. When I first got started, it was all analog, all found devices. Though in time, I’ve found the whole LZX modular zone, which started analog and now has drifted into this wild digital hardware dimension that has opened up all kinds doors. The obvious attraction to the large analog modular is the physicality and pure intuitive nature of the whole thing. As in a live setting, there is nothing more fun and unpredictable than a hand-wired mess of cables and devices to create this ever-fleeting dialogue, never again to be replicated. For ambient, for house, for techno and literally everything in between, there’s this infinite body that just works, and often never crashes or fails. 

If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night.

If anything, it’s always the digital component that freezes or fails first. I’ve done shows with computer artists that for some reason or another, who just can’t make it work that particular night. So just step in and end up taking over the evening with my system. However, I’ve had my fair share of venues tell me their systems are HDMI only. So learned to convert the analog composite outputs of the modular to the HDMI with aid of things like Ambery converters and scalers, Extron scalers, and even the silly Blackmagic shuttle, that has it’s own share of issues. It wasn’t until last summer that I realized the Roland V4-EX had a very effective means of conversion and scaling to HDMI, VGA, and back down again. The result was a total game-changer. So I sold my other mixers, and devices to scale up to HDMI and hadn’t looked back. This meant I could seamlessly work with digital projection systems and streaming processes. And from the get-go, it’s been used in every performance effort since. It’s even let me collaborate with both digital and analog artists alike. To fade and key between all manner of artists and ideas. 

So little things like that make the whole system go, which leads me into the question…

4.What’s your basic setup when do performance live AV shows? (If you have one)

I am constantly pushing myself as an artist. So every year or so, I’ll experience this major creative shift around winter time, when my job at the photo lab temporarily shutters for winter break on campus. It is is then where I have about a month to chill and regroup my mind. This generally means some new gear enters the studio, and in turn the dirty warehouses they get thrown into for live work. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry.

In 2019, I saw my modular system grow from a single 6U, two row case that could fly on any airline, to a larger 12U, four row system, that for the majority, made it’s way into every gig. In tandem with the V4-EX, the two were all I needed to do 8-10 hours of a rave whatever else I was getting booked for. However, the few time I flew out for one-offs, I brought it back down to 6U. Which was a lot of fun and lent itself to collaboration with other artists. It was in this time though, away from gigs and rather chill moments at the lab, where I began to experiment with the virtual dimension of VSynth, the Max/Msp visual extension. The result was very reminiscent of my larger modular system. Though at the time, my computer could only handle small patches. Anything big would see my computer begin to overheat and grind to a halt. 

This got me looking at computers, seriously.  As a video generation and manipulation tool, much in the same way the dedicated hardware was, but a larger, more sophisticated, and recallable level. It was months of research and a very generous donation within the family that lead me onto a gaming-oriented laptop, complete with a dedicated graphics card, that in it’s day was considered high-spec, and miles beyond my aging macbook. From the moment I lifted open the box and got it booted, I went straight into complex Max patches and dense 3D structures with the aid of Resolume Arena. When I realized I could save, and recall every motion, I started plotting how to gig with it. To layer to pieces together and to treat Resolume as a video sampler of my analog devices. What began to happen was a meshing of dimensions. No longer was one any better than the other. They were one of the same. It was with this entry that live performance physically became less stressful and far more manageable. No longer did have to carry this unwieldy modular system on a train or a bus. I could now discreetly carry the common laptop computer, just as everyone else. 

All photos courtesy of Evan Henry

Setting up and breaking down, with the projector, is a two cable, two power supply motion. So quick and so light. With the aid of a midi controller, all the tactility remains, and nothing changes. The digital results do look incredible though. I cannot deny that. No matter what I have though, I make the best of all of it. For touring, in 2020, my setup is just that. I did some dates with Steve Hauschildt and Telefon Tel Aviv across Texas and the process was so smooth. Same for the brief efforts with LLORA and BATHHOUSE, just weeks ago. So much less to think about, all with the same manipulations and motions.  

5. What would be your dream AV gig?

Currently speaking, the dream is still to tour, to travel and do large scale art installations with my video work. I had things lined up, but those have all fallen in favor of the current pandemic. But that’s honestly not going to hold anyone for long. These things will all still happen, just not soon as I had anticipated. I was truthfully hoping to break into the festival dimension; Mutek, Movement, Sonar, Aurora, as from a live scale, that feels like the next big move, amidst touring through the theaters and dedicated art spaces. I’ve had tastes of all those, but like anyone serious about their craft, I want to further and really make a name for myself, as truly, I don’t know what else to do. 

Find out more about Cinema.AV on his artist page

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IPV’s CuratorNow powers remote video production for Trailer Park Group

New media asset management software enables Hollywood’s leading movie trailer producers to securely collaborate and create without constraint from home CAMBRIDGE, UK, 1 April 2020: Trailer Park Group, the award-winning global entertainment marketing company, which counts many of the world’s most prestigious and successful companies, brands, media properties and film franchises among its clients, is ...

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Livestreaming DJ Sets in 2020: A Complete How-To Guide

Par : Dan White
Live Streaming DJ Sets in 2020

In the last two weeks, the world has seen a massive increase in the amount of DJ sets streamed to the internet. With clubs across the world shuttering their doors and artists staying home, many have taken to sharing their own creative expressions via livestream. Before you dive into streaming DJ sets, make sure you […]

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Kraken Pro dévoilé : mettez de l’ordre dans vos assets

Par : Shadows

Initialement présenté l’été passé au SIGGRAPH, voici Kraken Pro, solution développée par Turbosquid. Si l’entité est bien connue pour son marché de modèles 3D et textures, elle a beaucoup investi en R&D ces derniers temps, comme elle nous l’expliquait l’été passé.
Kraken Pro est directement issu de ces projets : il s’agit d’un service cloud qui promet de vous aider à organiser les assets de votre studio avec génération automatique de tags, métadonnées et vignettes, grâce entre autres à de l’intelligence artificielle.
Une fois la librairie en place, il est bien évidemment possible d’effectuer des recherches poussées (format, tag, etc) et de gérer collections, accès par une partie de l’équipe, etc.
Enfin, le tout peut évidemment s’intégrer dans un pipeline déjà en place et propose éditeur web 3D, conversion automatique.

On se rendra sur le site officiel pour plus de détails. Le prix relativement élevé du service le destine aux studios ; le tarif de base permet de gérer jusqu’à 10 000 modèles et 50 utilisateurs.

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IPV Names Highly Experienced Broadcast Media Leader Philip McDanell as Chairman

CAMBRIDGE, UK, 23 March 2020: Industry leading media asset management software provider IPV today announced the appointment of Philip McDanell as Chairman of the Board. McDanell is a highly knowledgeable executive director with extensive experience in the media and technology sector, having held senior board positions at MTV, Chrysalis Group, and most recently Peach, formerly ...

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