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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
DejaEdit is the way forward for efficient production workflows Film Producer Anna Knochenhauer outlines why DejaEdit is an essential collaborative innovation all productions need 22 May 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden – Anna Knochenhauer is a well-respected Stockholm-based film producer / post-producer with an exhaustive catalogue of impressive titles to her name which include the likes of ...
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Development services and product updates improve complex media integrations for companies During these changing times, it’s more important than ever to ensure your company’s disaster recovery and business continuity tools are fit for purpose. Whether upgrading systems for remote working, streamlining workflows across a multi-site enterprise or enabling production sharing, each company has differing requirements ...
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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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
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NAB 2020, April 19 – 22, Booth SL5121 – Hitomi Broadcast, manufacturer of MatchBox, the industry’s leading audio video alignment toolbox, and the new MatchBox Glass app for near instant lip-sync alignment of mics and cameras, will be running live demos on its stand at NAB this year to showcase their capabilities for live broadcast. ...
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Toolchefs annonce le lancement en beta ouverte d’Atoms Unreal, intégration sous Unreal Engine de son simulateur de foules.
Vous pouvez donc d’ores et déjà télécharger l’outil et l’utiliser à l’aide d’une licence d’évaluation gratuite. Cette dernière, valide durant toute la beta, ne vous imposera aucune restriction du moment que vous respectez les conditions d’utilisation générales du simulateur.
La page de l’annonce vous fournira documentation, tutoriels et aide pour bien débuter.
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SoundWhale operates as a remote collaboration solution for audio post and music production that allows users to create content and exchange ideas during a session. This solution is meant for clients and collaborators that cannot be in the same room. Users can connect over the network and listen to the same audio, communicate, and ...
Nous avions déjà eu l’occasion de vous présenter KeenTools, un ensemble d’outils Nuke aussi variés qu’utiles : Tracking de visages, d’objets via des modèles 3D, création de textures, etc. La suite comporte également FaceBuilder, un outil permettant de créer un modèle 3D de tête humaine à partir de quelques photos (le résultat pouvant ensuite être utilisé en tracking).
Les KeenTools viennent de se mettre à jour, avec des avancées intéressantes. Les plus notables sont sans aucun doute le support de Blender pour FaceBuilder, et l’amélioration des outils de création du visage : il devient possible d’utiliser des photos avec expressions faciales, alors que par le passé le produit exigeait un visage totalement neutre.
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Fonn Group, a technology group headquartered in Media City Bergen, Norway, will bring a new breed of journalistic tools, focusing on efficiency and creative freedom to this year’s NAB show, which takes place April 18-22 in Las Vegas, USA. It will be exhibiting it’s latest newsroom tools Mimir and DiNA by Fonn Group companies Mjoll ...
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DejaSoft confirms IABM membership to help further strengthen global industry presence of innovative film tool DejaEdit For Immediate Release, 25 February, 2020, Gothenburg, Sweden – Software development firm DejaSoft announces its membership of IABM, the international trade association for broadcast and media technology suppliers. IABM is highly regarded for providing its partners with a ...
PBT EU presents SubtitleNEXT as premium Sponsor at APTRAD in Portugal For immediate release – 18 February 2020, Sofia, Bulgaria – PBT EU is pleased to announce their presence as a premium sponsor at APTRAD, where they will hold a SubtitleNEXT Workshop over the two-day conference which takes place in Porto on the 3rd and ...
Imagine Products Inc., the creator of software utilities for backing up, viewing, sharing, transcoding, and archiving video assets, released TrueCheck, a one-of-a-kind file comparison, search, report, and verification tool. With a combination of capabilities, including a unique comparison feature, available nowhere else, TrueCheck helps anyone who handles large numbers of files to ensure mirror ...