Collanews

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

Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions

Mo-Sys Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), a leader in virtual production and image robotics, and Spanish company AlfaLite, the only European LED tile manufacturer, are collaborating to offer complete end-to-end LED virtual production solutions. Each company will have full demonstration facilities of the complete system at their respective headquarters. Mo-Sys has an established virtual production system, in the VP ...

The post Mo-Sys and AlfaLite collaborate on LED Virtual Production Solutions appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

LEVR.TV Launches with Live, Multi-Camera 360 Degree Streaming of CCB’s “The Battle in Paradise”

LOS ANGELES  – October 13, 2021 – Virtual reality and Celebrity Championship Boxing (CCB) fans should keep calendars clear on October 23rd for “The Battle in Paradise,” a PPV boxing match featuring Black Ink Crew’s Van Johnson versus Social Media Influencer Gorilla Season from St. Thomas’ University of the Virgin Islands. The event will be ...

The post LEVR.TV Launches with Live, Multi-Camera 360 Degree Streaming of CCB’s “The Battle in Paradise” appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOV’S VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORT’S TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE

MOOV’s innovative Virtual Studio Production, featuring Mo-Sys StarTracker, has been shortlisted for the Broadcast Sports Awards.  Mo-Sys Engineering, a world leader in precision camera tracking solutions for virtual studios and augmented reality, today announces that its StarTracker technology was front and centre of the innovative virtual studio production for BBC Sport’s coverage of the Tokyo Games. The ...

The post MO-SYS TECHNOLOGY PLAYED STARRING ROLE IN MOOV’S VIRTUAL SET FOR BBC SPORT’S TOKYO GAMES COVERAGE appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Laval Virtual 2021 : une édition atypique mais passionnante

Par : Shadows

Peinture fraîche, herbe naissante : l’Espace Mayenne de Laval, grand bâtiment qui venait à peine d’être achevé, accueillait début juillet le volet physique de Laval Virtual 202. Cette édition était en effet hybride, avec la possibilité pour les personnes ne pouvant se déplacer (en particulier depuis l’international) d’assister à un volet en ligne.
Après une édition 100% virtuelle en 2020, nous avons fait le choix de couvrir physiquement le salon pour 2021. Nous vous dévoilons donc aujourd’hui notre compte-rendu de l’évènement : nous avons préféré attendre le mois de septembre pour vous le dévoiler, afin d’éviter qu’il ne soit invisibilisé par l’été et les congés associés.

Comme toujours, n’hésitez pas à lire cet article au gré de vos envies quitte à sauter certaines sections pour aller droit au but :

  • Page 1, la grande tendance de cette année, les solutions de salons/réunions/évènements virtuels ou hybrides ;
  • Page 2, les entreprises et startups ;
  • Page 3, la recherche ;
  • Page 4, un focus sur la session XR Talents in Africa, avec des entreprises et initiatives africaines ;
  • Page 5, enfin, notre bilan et quelques photos supplémentaires.

Les salons virtuels : une tendance, des offres multiples

Commençons avec une des grosses tendances de cette édition 2021 : les systèmes de salons ou réunions dématérialisés. Nous avons pu croiser différents acteurs de ce marché, chacun ayant un positionnement spécifique.

Si l’essor du concept est évidemment lié à la pandémie, les avantages de la virtualisation sont multiples : des coûts largement inférieurs, une logistique simplifiée pour l’équipe organisatrice comme pour les personnes qui participent. Envisager ce genre de solution, même hors d’un cadre de crise sanitaire, n’a donc rien d’absurde dans l’absolu, au contraire. Ce genre d’approche peut aussi servir, par exemple pour un salon comme Laval Virtual, à prolonger, décliner l’évènement principal en proposant des rendez-vous au fil des mois, et donc à fidéliser un public, fédérer un secteur.

Komodal, une startup née de Laval Virtual

Komodal, est une des sociétés présentes sur ce marché. La société est née de l’expérience de Laval Virtual en la matière et est une filiale du salon. Elle se propose d’aider les évènements, entreprises ayant des besoins de collaboration à distance et cible B2B, évènements professionnels, en jouant le rôle d’opérateur qui mettra en place une solution adaptée aux besoins de chaque client.

Si Laval Virtual s’appuie sur la technologie Virbela pour se dématérialiser totalement ou en partie, Komodal n’a pas vocation à rester fixée sur une solution technique spécifique, au contraire : l’entreprise s’appuie aussi sur des solutions comme FrameVR, mais également sur certaines entreprises évoquées plus bas.
Concrètement, des paramètres comme le nombre de personnes attendues en simultané, le type de public, des contraintes diverses (certains secteurs comme la banque sont frileux à l’idée de laisser leurs employés installer des logiciels tiers) permettent de définir spécifiquement le besoin et donc la solution qui pourra aller de l’outil web léger à l’application standalone capable d’héberger des milliers de personnes.

Même si elle se lançait officiellement sur le salon, Komodal a déjà géré environ 120 évènements outre Laval Virtual : salon nautique, rentrée scolaire d’une école de management à Grenoble, conférences de presse, campus virtuels font partie de ces cas concrets.

Bien entendu, Komodal n’a pas vocation à se concentrer uniquement sur le virtuel : à l’image de Laval Virtual 2021, de nombreux évènements vont adopter une approche hybrique, et Komodal gère également ce type de situation.

My-Virtual-Convention, par SYNTHES’3D

La société SYNTHES’3D, historiquement centrée sur l’animation 3D, s’est lancée en 2013 dans l’évènementiel virtuel. Pas de 3D lourde ici, mais une solution légère et personnalisable, My-Virtual-Convention.

Là où Virbela propose une approche ludique, My-Virtual-Convention va droit à l’essentiel, mais sans négliger l’esthétique : des stands virtuels, de la planification de rendez-vous, du chat, l’accent est mis sur la productivité. L’entreprise nous explique que certains clients ont précisément besoin de ce type d’approche, lorsque le but d’un salon est avant tout de multiplier les contacts et les échanges d’informations en un minimum de temps.
SYNTHES’3D propose un service complet avec hébergement et personnalisation visuelle de l’expérience.

Une video de démonstration est disponible sur Vimeo.

Buga World : réunions et team building dans un univers stylisé

A l’opposée de l’approche My-Virtual-Convention, Buga mise sur le ludique avec un système de monde virtuel stylisé, quelque part entre un univers de dessin animé et un jeu Nintendo.

S’appuyant sur WebGL, Buga World fonctionne directement dans un navigateur web, avec jusqu’à 150 personnes connectées en simultané. Le concept ne vise donc pas les gros évènements mais se présente plutôt comme une alternative à Zoom pour les réunions, tout en promettant de rendre ludique le team building. On peut aussi employer le système comme une salle de pause virtuelle.

Buga a pensé au RGPD et intègre directement les notions associées dans son système de gestion ; enfin, le Buga World est disponible par abonnement ou ponctuellement, pour de l’évènementiel de petite/moyenne ampleur.

Aptero : des salles 3D pour vos évènements

Aptero, de son côté, propose un catalogue de salles 3D à destination de l’évènementiel mais aussi de la vente, de la formation ou de l’éducation. Basée à Cergy, l’entreprise mise sur la personnalisation avec une offre qui s’adapte aux besoins du client et au nombre de personnes présentes en simultané.

La solution est évidemment compatible VR mais fonctionne aussi sur ordinateur, téléphone ou tablette, dans un simple navigateur web. Avatars et son spatialisé sont de la partie.
En l’absence d’application standalone dédiée et afin de garder des performances acceptables dans un navigateur web, les salles gèrent jusqu’à 50 personnes : au-delà, il est cependant posible de mettre en place plusieurs espaces en parallèle.
Enfin, la solution peut s’intégrer dans un site tiers via iFrame.

Aptero est proposé sous forme d’abonnement annuel.

Holoffice : collaborez en VR

Dernier exemple de ce panorama volontairement non exhaustif (les solutions de collaboration et évènementiel en VR/3D/web se comptent désormais par centaines à travers le monde) : Holoffice.
Cette solution permet une collaboration distante en réalité virtuelle, hébergée au choix sur le cloud de Holoffice ou sur celui de l’entreprise cliente.

En termes d’usages, Holoffice cible notamment la communication externe, les réunions entre chefs de projets/managers qui avec le distanciel ne se croisent plus physiquement.
D’où des fonctions adaptées à ces usages, comme une gestion fine de l’audio : son spatialisé, possibilité de créer des bulles de conversation entre collègues, d’activer un mode qui transforme vos échanges en chuchotements pour les personnes en dehors de la conversation, etc. Autant de fonctions qui sont évidemment très pertinentes.

A chaque besoin, son offre

Solutions ludiques ou au contraire volontairement sobres, univers 3D complexes avec application dédiée ou optimisés pour être déployés via le web quelle que soit la configuration, possibilité de faire appel à une entité qui organise les détails pour vous : comme le montre ce petit aperçu, conforté par les autres solutions que nous avons pu découvrir sur place, le marché des salons et réunions dématérialisées est particulièrement segmenté.
Chaque client peut ainsi trouver un produit qui répond à son besoin spécifique, en fonction du public et de la taille de l’évènement. Il sera d’ailleurs très utile, pour les salons, entreprises qui cherchent une solution de ce type, de bien définir les besoins en amont et de ne pas hésiter à tester de multiples offres.

Quel avenir ?

Au vu de l’explosion de l’offre, on peut toutefois penser que le marché subira une contraction dans les mois ou années à venir : il est probable que de nombreuses solutions disparaissent, au profit des entreprises qui sauront trouver le meilleur positionnement pour chaque segment.

Page 1, la grande tendance de cette année, les solutions de salons/réunions/évènements virtuels ou hybrides ;
Page 2, les entreprises et startups ;
Page 3, la recherche ;
Page 4, un focus sur la session XR Talents in Africa, avec des entreprises et initiatives africaines ;
Page 5, enfin, notre bilan et quelques photos supplémentaires.

L’article Laval Virtual 2021 : une édition atypique mais passionnante est apparu en premier sur 3DVF.

State-of-the-art of live media performance – part 1#

State-of-the-art of live media performance – part 1#
The first post of a series on the state-of-the-art of live media performance curated by Federica Patti, focus on live stream. With three live shows to see and follow here.

APTN Selects Polygon Labs’ Data and Visualization Solutions for Canadian Election News Coverage

Par : Jump

Polygon Labs, an innovative studio pushing the boundaries of interactive data applications and visual branding, has announced that one of its long-standing customers, APTN is using Polygon solutions for its news coverage of the Canadian Election. Based in Winnipeg, Canada, APTN is the world’s first national Indigenous broadcaster and connects with its audiences through genuine, ...

The post APTN Selects Polygon Labs’ Data and Visualization Solutions for Canadian Election News Coverage appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom Enhances Production Workflow for Auburn Community Church

Simple-to-operate and Easy to Set-up, CrewCom Proves Reliable for In-person and Live-stream Services AUBURN, AL, AUGUST 24, 2021 — Founded by a group of families committed to doing church differently, Auburn Community Church (ACC) is a non-denominational worship center that hosts both in-person and live-stream services for a diverse congregation. The church recently upgraded to ...

The post Pliant Technologies’ CrewCom Enhances Production Workflow for Auburn Community Church appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Mo-Sys Unveils New Features With Launch of VP Pro 4.27

Mo-Sys VP Pro 4.27 to release simultaneously with Epic Games’ release of Unreal Engine 4.27  Mo-Sys™ Engineering (www.mo-sys.com), a world leader in virtual production and image robotics, today announces the launch of Mo-Sys VP Pro 4.27 with a raft of new features that will support Epic Games’ Unreal Engine 4.27. During the preview period of Unreal Engine 4.27, Mo-Sys has used the new update ...

The post Mo-Sys Unveils New Features With Launch of VP Pro 4.27 appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Polygon Labs Creates Four-World Tokyo-Based Virtual Set for Televisa’s Sports Channel TUDN

Par : Jump

Polygon Labs, an innovative studio pushing the boundaries of interactive data applications and visual branding, has announced that it has completed the creation of a sophisticated virtual set for popular sports channel TUDN, which is owned by Univision and Televisa. The virtual set was built specifically for the show Tokio Nos Une and allowed the ...

The post Polygon Labs Creates Four-World Tokyo-Based Virtual Set for Televisa’s Sports Channel TUDN appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

On contemporary shamanism and avatar – Choy Ka Fai invites us to expand ourselves

On contemporary shamanism and avatar – Choy Ka Fai invites us to expand ourselves
In perceiving established cultural and historical rituals through the lens of contemporary technology, Choy Ka Fai opens up a liminal space in which dance transcends colonial resistance, power and fantasy.

Call for Submissions: CURRENTS Festival 2022

Call for Submissions: CURRENTS Festival 2022
CURRENTS New Media is now accepting submissions for our 2022 art and technology festival in Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA.

First LED Wall Vehicle Stage Opens in NYC

www.thecarstage.com Effective: July 26, 202 Long Island City, New York is the site of the first-purpose built Carstage state-of-the-art LED vehicle process stage www.thecarstage.com/reel. The permanent virtual environment facility is fully equipped with expansive movable LED walls and proprietary technology allowing clients to produce live, fully composed sequences through their own cameras—with ease, on the ...

The post First LED Wall Vehicle Stage Opens in NYC appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Papertown films in a virtual airplane using Mo-Sys new Onset VP Services

Mo-Sys™ Engineering, (www.mo-sys.com) recently launched its new Onset VP Services office based in Los Angeles to provide an out-sourced solution for production companies new to virtual production. This has enabled US creative and production specialists Papertown to quickly and accurately create an ambitious virtual production project featuring a passenger plane in a hangar. Papertown is ...

The post Papertown films in a virtual airplane using Mo-Sys new Onset VP Services appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

Harrison Consoles a Key Audio Partner for ASG Virtual Production Control Room

EMERYVILLE, CALIF., JULY 21, 2021 – Advanced Systems Group (ASG), a solutions provider for media creatives and content owners, today announced it has partnered with Harrison Consoles, a leading audio mixing solutions company, to provide cloud-based audio mixing capabilities for ASG’s new Virtual Production Control Room. Harrison has developed Mixbus VBM, an audio mixing platform ...

The post Harrison Consoles a Key Audio Partner for ASG Virtual Production Control Room appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

oXyFire & Chrome Productions utilise Quicklink Studio to create a virtual studio interview with high-profile Football Manager

Par : quicklink

Quicklink Studio (ST55) has been used to assist in a production of a virtual studio interview between a high-profile, top European football manager based in a studio in London, and an interviewer based in a second studio in Dublin, Ireland. For the production, Quicklink Studio (ST55) was used to provide a conversation between London, Dublin ...

The post oXyFire & Chrome Productions utilise Quicklink Studio to create a virtual studio interview with high-profile Football Manager appeared first on Broadcast Beat - Broadcast, Motion Picture & Post Production Industry News and Information.

VirtualDJ’s 2021 Summer Edition: export individual track stems to your USB & more

VirtualDJ‘s new 2021 Summer Edition of its flagship software has arrived – and with it, a few major features that will make DJing quite interesting for its users. For starters: VirtualDJ PRO now enables you to export separated track stems onto your USB. The big one: track stem exporting As a refresher: last summer, VirtualDJ released […]

The post VirtualDJ’s 2021 Summer Edition: export individual track stems to your USB & more appeared first on DJ TechTools.

Living In the Gap: In Conversation with Peter Burr

Living In the Gap: In Conversation with Peter Burr
Spanning physical and virtual space, Peter Burr’s exhibition, Responsive Eye, examines contemporary life in the grid. Taking cues from minimalism and op art, the work pushes the limits of a viewer’s perception and awareness, thrusting them into that gap between what is seen and what is felt. In this interview by Daniel Glendening, Burr digs into history, things that are not there, and what it means to be fleshy bodies gathering in digital space.

Virtualis – la startup française de VR thérapeutique

Par : A-Renaud
laval virtual virtualis

Virtualis est un logiciel destiné aux professionnels de la santé fonctionnant avec l’Oculus Rift qui permet de traiter les vertiges et des troubles de l’équilibre, mais aussi d’apprendre à vaincre ses peurs.

Mise à jour 15/10/2020 : Depuis notre rencontre au Laval Virtual 2015, Virtualis a beaucoup évolué. Elle équipe aujourd’hui plus de 450 structures dans 24 pays différents et plus de 100 000 patients ont déjà été traités avec ses solutions.

La startup a diversifié son offre. Elle propose une solution complète de rééducation fonctionnelle, PhysioVR, Cette solution repose notamment la thérapie miroir en VR pour la prise en charge des victimes d’AVC, des amputés ou de l’algodystrophie.

Différents modules sont proposées pour les diverses parties du corps et troubles spécifiques. En 2018, ce pack logiciel a remporté le trophée Rééduca Innov’.

La firme propose aussi une offre spécifiquement adaptée aux troubles de l’équilibre, VertigesVR, également récompensée en 2016 par le trophée Rééduca Innov’. Cette solution fruit de 10 ans de R&D permet notamment de remédier aux problèmes de vertiges, de mal des transports ou de syndrome du défilement. Elle a aussi reçu le prix de l’innovation Kiné 3.0 en 2017.

En 2020, Virtualis a lancé Motion VR : une plateforme de posturographie dynamique combinant la réalité virtuelle et différentes technologies de pointe. Cet appareil all-in-one permet de multiples applications, et aide à l’optimisation de l’espace dans un cabinet ou un centre grâce à son encombrement minimal. L’entretien et la maintenance sont également aisées.

A l’aide de cet équipement, il est possible de réaliser des bilans complet ou encore des exercices ludiques de rééducation progressive en VR. L’appareil regroupe deux plateformes de force avec 4 capteurs par pied, une répartition des appuis, des mouvements à 360 degrés contrôlés et quantifiables, et différents programmes de réalité virtuelle immersifs.

Virtual compte parmi les pionniers d’une industrie qui s’est beaucoup développé en quelques années. Aujourd’hui, il existe de nombreuses startups et entreprises dans le domaine de la VR au service de la santé

Article original du 10 avril 2015 :

La réalité virtuelle est surtout connue pour son application vidéoludique, mais certaines personnes s’en servent pour soigner les gens. C’est le cas de Franck Assaban, directeur général de Virtualis, une startup de 3 personnes, qui a développé un logiciel pour Oculus Rift qui permet de traiter les vertiges et les troubles de l’équilibre. “À la base, je suis kinésithérapeute spécialisé dans la rééducation des vertiges et des troubles de l’équilibre. On utilise du matériel qui donne de bons résultats, mais qui est extrêmement couteux. L’idée c’était donc d’avoir les mêmes résultats, mais avec moins de contraintes. On a fait différentes recherches et on est tombé sur l’Oculus Rift” explique-t-il.

Reproduire ce que l’on sait faire

Grâce au casque de réalité virtuelle, Franck et son équipe ont donc pu reproduire les effets du matériel utilisé jusqu’alors par les professionnels. “Le principe, ça a été de reproduire l’optocinétique : c’est normalement une boule à facette lumineuse qui projette des points donnant l’impression que la pièce est en rotation pour avoir l’impression d’être soi-même en mouvement. C’est complexe et il y a beaucoup de contraintes. Avec l’Oculus, on reproduit une sphère qui va bouger et le patient est obligé de suivre les points lumineux. Tout est paramétrable, programmable. On a une efficacité augmentée, des coûts réduits et une installation très facile” poursuit-il avant d’ajouter “je m’en sers tout le temps d’ailleurs. Ma boule à facette est tombée en panne je ne l’ai jamais réparée”. En effet, une boule optocinétique coûte environ 5 000 euros tandis que Virtualis sera vendu, casque compris, pour 2 500 euros.

Une vocation à élargir le champ des possibilités

En plus, le logiciel permet d’inclure énormément d’autres applications en mettant l’accent sur les phobies et notamment la peur du vide. Encore une fois, Franck Assaban est très confiant sur l’efficacité de son produit. “Par exemple, pour la peur du vide j’utilise une application qui simule un saut à l’élastique et en fait le patient peut « voir » ses pieds au bord du vide. Très progressivement j’arrivais à le faire avancer. Mais ça ne m’intéresse pas qu’il réussisse dans le jeu sans retour dans la réalité. Donc je lui demande de se mettre en difficulté progressivement et qu’il me dise s’il y a une corrélation. Et j’ai un patient comme ça qui n’était pas bien au premier étage et maintenant il arrive à monter au cinquième. Il y a donc des résultats !”

Virtualis a réussi à séduire plus de 45 établissements, qui utilisent actuellement ses solutions pour traiter les maux de milliers de patients.

Pour l’heure, Virtualis est en phase de bêta-test auprès de plusieurs professionnels. Néanmoins, il a fort à parier que le système envahira bientôt les cabinets de nos médecins spécialisés.

Cet article Virtualis – la startup française de VR thérapeutique a été publié sur Réalité-Virtuelle.com.

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.

Xite Labs

Par : Marco Savo

Xite Labs is an audiovisual creative studio working at the intersection of art and technology, digital media and interaction design.

The team is formed by top-notch audiovisual artists who have left an unparalleled mark in the world of electronic music.

They have delivered off-socks-knocking 3D mapping installations since 2000, working with internationally renowned musicians such as Tame Impala, Infected Mushroom, Steve Aoki, Skrillex and Amon Tobin to name a few.

Audiovisual artist - projection mapping

We have been lucky enough to attend their mind-blowing audiovisual experience developed with Amon Tobin, for his international tour following the release of the album ISAM. That was back in 2012 at Sonar Festival in Barcelona.

Tobin’s avant-garde IDM soundscapes lead the way for the audiovisual storytelling who took the audience on a unforgettable journey. The show started with an otherworldly cube-shaped structure coming to life.

The stage then turned into a ship launched into space with Tobin residing in a hyper-sleep pod. After dream-like hallucinations Tobin comes out actually wearing the suits shown in the animation.

A complex audiovisual narrative that blurs the boundaries between real and digital world, firing all sorts of trickery to cleanse out the audience of all their spatial references. Only when we lose all the anchor points we are truly primed to experience the digital voyage.

ISAM takes us on a journey through the unexplored universe generated by the EDM soundscape of Amon Tobin to the bring us back to the core of the action: the musician and his performance.

In my opinion, Xite Labs major breakthrough is their ability to truly animate their installation, snapping out of the static AV sculpture by delivering an immersive experience where all senses are captured within the space.

Their audiovisual world is disorienting and astonishing as it builds up in front of our eyes, departing far away from the bidimensionality of the screen experience.

Audiovisual artists

Formed in the year 2000 as V Squared Labs by Vello E Virkhaus they have then merged with Tandem Digital Entertainment in 2018 to form XiteLabs.

Through the leadership of Greg Russell and Vello Virkhaus the audiovisual studio continuously executes next level experiential visual artistry.

The duo is always taking “never been done” concepts and turning them into reality. This process always starts with the blank page, and working with clients to define the words, scenery, illumination, content, interactivity, and the means to deliver it all.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Vimeo | Instagram

The post Xite Labs appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

GOGBOT: Enschede, 10 – 13 September 2020

Par : Marco Savo



Gogbot is an audiovisual event for creative technology, science, new media arts and music.

Out and about robots, hard-techno futuristic music, crazy bonkers live performances, audiovisual extravaganza with a general cyberpunk attitude to bond it all together.

All of this and much more is offered by Gogbot Festival, the techno-hardcore-sci-fi audiovisual event based in Netherlands.

Basically the kind of event we would go on a normal weekend if we were living in the Mad Max universe. The main aim of the event is showcasing the most avant-garde and cutting edge trends in the audiovisual and new media world. And then push a little further!

Gogbot - Audiovisual Event - Robotics
Compressorhead - Animatronics Band

There is nothing quite like Gogbot on the audiovisual scene: AI meets AV, Science meets music, art meets activism during 4 intense days of multidisciplinary activities across Enschede.

Every year, the organizers propose a controversial and thought-provoking theme set to trigger reflection in the community and cutting-edge experimentation by the selected artists. Innovation in digital creativity is key and the festival creates a sonic space for this.

Every year, the result is an insanely powerful and immersive artistic rendez-vous that leaves a lingering impact awhile after the end of the festival.

This year theme is Quantum Supremacy, a mind-blowing, controversial, but extremely urgent theme.

Big companies such as Google, Microsoft, and IBM are competing to build the first quantum computer, a ‘supercomputer’ expected to be a staggering one billion times faster than today’s best computer. What will the quantum future hold?

In this Age of Pandemic, we are made acutely aware of our dependence on digital technology for work, education, and healthcare. Now more than ever, the growth of digital technology demands critical reflection.

Globalization and economic growth have brought us pandemic and environmental destruction. How can we break this cycle? Can we harness quantum technology to protect ourselves and the world we live in?

Pubblicato da GOGBOT su Domenica 12 luglio 2020

Contact

Website

Facebook | Twitter| Instagram | YouTube

The post GOGBOT: Enschede, 10 – 13 September 2020 appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

PATCHLAB FESTIVAL: Krakow, 23-25 October 2020

Par : Marco Savo



Patchlab Digital Art Festival is an annual audiovisual event showcasing digital art created with the latest technologies and new media.

The theme of the 2020 edition is CONNECTED. It explores the implications of the digital revolution we are undergoing in our lives due to the pandemic. The head-spinning rise of the internet based communication during the last months is still quite hard to grasp.

The internet was created originally as an effective and immediate form of communication. With the evolution of social media platforms, the world wide web is now a primary channel to express our emotions.

Audiovisual artists can help us understand the fast-changing environment we live in by visualizing the Nietzsche’s unsaid. Anything that is too complex for a total comprehension can be grasped by living the artistic experience.

Immersive installations, interactive artwork and live performance communicate complex statements through sensorial experience, giving us the chance to digest information slowly, at our own pace. Generative art as an antidote to the overwhelming data dump we experience everyday.

Patchlab festival - Audiovisual event
Matteo Zamagni, Nature Abstraction


Due to the uncertainty of in-person attendance, the organizers are planning the audiovisual event through virtual platforms. It will be therefore accessible to a wider audience through the experimental use of new technologies.

Patchlab will present art projects online and via AR (augmented reality). There will be experimental computer animations presented in the virtual cinema, remotely accessible workshops and also a dystopian multi-person computer game allowing the exploration of a post-apocalyptic New York. There will also be AV NIGHT, during which we will see unique audiovisual projects in 360° format.

OPEN CALL – DEADLINE: 30th of July 2020

All audiovisual artists are invited to submit their project proposals for this year’s program to be implemented online in an unexpected way.

Proposals can only be submitted via the online form.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Vimeo | Instagram

The post PATCHLAB FESTIVAL: Krakow, 23-25 October 2020 appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

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.

ARS ELECTRONICA: 9 -13 September 2020, Linz

Par : Marco Savo



Ars Electronica is THE new media arts festival: a core reference for audiovisual events and artists worldwide.

The festival and its audiovisual artists embrace new technology as a tool for artistic expression rather than the main factor of spectacularization.

This critical approach unlock the infinite creative possibilities within new technologies rather than fetishize them, as we have seen happening a lot with projection mapping and more recently with virtual reality.

ars electronica -audiovisual event

The festival was founded in 1979 by cyberneticist/physicist Herbert W. Franke, electronic musician Hubert Bognermayr, music producer Ulli A. Rützel and Hannes Leopoldseder. It has come a very long way since then but it has always kept its main focus on the intersection of art, technology and society.

One of the most appealing elements of the festival is The Prix Ars Electronica: the most prestigious prize in new media arts, with hefty prizes up to 10.000€. Every year the Golden Nica is awarded to the ground-breaking fruits of artistic experimentation from audiovisual artists worldwide.

Prix Ars Electronica - Audiovisual event - open call

Ars Electronica features a wide variety of activities every year: Symposia, exhibitions, performances, concerts and interventions spanning a broad arc from speculative futuristic scenarios to analytical considerations, from provocative actionism to philosophical debate.

Combining amazing artworks with fruitful conversations is the perfect recipe to create a meaningful experience that constantly scans the new media landscape to find the most inspiring projects. The projects are not simply chosen based on their technical realization but most importantly because the social and artistic innovation they incorporate.

The result of this consistent endeavour is the creation of a loyal community of audiovisual artists, researchers and visitors from all over the world that every year reunites in Linz to inspire and get inspired.

 deep space live - fata morgana - audiovisual artists
Deep Space LIVE – Fata Morgana

Since its inception, the festival has been dedicated to develop new themes for each edition and the organizers are also constantly on the lookout for interesting new venues.

Indeed, the ongoing effort to break out of the narrow confines of conventional conference rooms and artistic spaces, and to stage cultural and scientific encounters in the public sphere has become something of an Ars Electronica trademark.

Stay tuned: Ars Electronica 2020 theme will be released soon!

Contact

Website

Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | YouTube

The post ARS ELECTRONICA: 9 -13 September 2020, Linz appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

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.

VirtualDub2, le retour

VirtualDub2

Le retour du retour d’une antiquité des outils vidéo indispensables, le susnommé VirtualDub (2004). Plus mise à jour depuis des années, il revient en grande forme depuis 2 ans dans les bacs à outils vidéo.

VirtualDub2 promet comme avant de puissantes fonctionnalités de capture et de traitement vidéo, extraction ou remplacement de piste son, capture vidéo, montage et coupage vidéo sans ré-encodage, resynchroniser l’audio et la vidéo, couper coller recoller un film à la volée, éliminer un générique, d’appliquer des effets en temps réel, monitoré l’espace disque, l’enregistrement, l’histogramme, le niveau de compression, etc … VituralDub2 écrit et lis du MOV, AVI, MKV, MP4, les séquences d’images TIF 16 bits, support l’alpha, possède le codec CineForm en natif, enregistre en ProRes, H.265, H.264, FFV1, une API étendue pour les plug-ins 32 et 64 bits.

VirtualDub2 est un logiciel gratuit, capture en AVI sur Windows.

VirtualDub2
VirtualDub2
VirtualDub2
VirtualDub2
VirtualDub2

VirtualDub2, le retour est un billet de LeCollagiste VJ.
LeCollagiste VJ - Mag du LeCollagiste, actu sur la culture VJING, Vidéo Mapping, info video et high tech.

KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN Exhibition: Online

Par : Marco Savo



Virtual Reality and gaming tools are rapidly becoming the essential vehicles of expressions for audiovisual artists during the Covid-19 imposed restrictions on public events.

We know, we know: no virtual experience can substitute the actual audiovisual event. But that is not the point. The point is experimenting and evolving beyond boundaries accordingly to the contingencies we face in a particular given time.


Audiovisual art as every form of art expression is driven by the tools available, the internal factors such as time and budget, and the external ones, such as venue restrictions or the total lack of them.

Now a lot of digital artists are facing the same problem and they are responding in different ways. The Russian audiovisual art collective VOLNA decided to turn their first solo exhibition: KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN into a virtual reality experience using Unreal Engine.

Keep Yourself Clean Exhibition - Audiovisual Event

The video gaming tool is being widely use in audiovisual art and virtual events. It allows you to simulate real-time scenes and lighting effects.  Exhibition visitors are invited to immerse themselves in the surroundings of each installation and can move freely in the room and choose any observation point.

The following works were reconstructed for the exhibition: the audiovisual installations NEUBAU (2016), Powerline (2017) and Rotor (2018), the light installation Octave (2018), the installation Vague (2019), and two kinetic light installations, Duel (2019) and Nymphéas (2020).

Rotor - audiovisual installation
Neubau -audiovisual installation

Despite the site-specific nature of the works, the overarching artistic principle behind all of them is the search for a universal language of pure forms. These forms, which correspond to the abstract subjects of the installations, are refined during an extensive detailing process, minimalist in their expressiveness and often even have a functional nature.

The eight installations generate intimate spaces where the viewers sits in contemplation of the structural semiotic elements that compose them: light, sound, movement. Each room triggers different emotions slowly revealing themselves while we explore the space and embrace its unique atmosphere.

Duel -audiovisual installation

The primary expressive element in VOLNA’s work is light and its various characteristics, its interaction with space, as well as its movement, the rhythm of chiaroscuro and the way chiaroscuro scenarios unfold in relation to time. Some works include synchronized sound, created to interact closely with the light’s dramaturgy.  

The virtual exhibition space itself is hetero-topic and at the same time proportional to the original exhibition locations. The model exhibits displayed inside it are as close as possible to their real prototypes and preserve the original structural details, including the nature of the lighting and scenarios behind each of the live installations.

The original sound design and ambient sound environments are reproduced, and each work’s context and theme are discussed in an accompanying text.

Powerline -audiovisual installation
Octave - audiovisual installation

In conclusion the exhibition Keep Yourself Clean attempts to embrace all the real and virtual layers of information that make up each of the works, and then let the works themselves become the determinants of perception.

Each of the contexts will “re-sort” in the virtual world, rethink and obey the laws of perception, and each work, in turn, will become an experience of sensory contemplation.

Contact

The post KEEP YOURSELF CLEAN Exhibition: Online appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 July – 10 September 2020 ONLINE

Par : Marco Savo



ADAF is an audiovisual event constantly evolving along with the new creative trends and breakthroughs within the digital arts, without loosing the core vision of its foundation days.

Every year the organisers finetune their artistic program through their open call for audiovisual artists, to keep themselves up to date with the ever-evolving new media art landscape.

From the initial focus on video art, installations and live performances they have been widening their program up to include Virtual Reality experiences (VR), Web Art, Video Games and more.

adaf 2020 - audiovisual event

The Athens Digital Arts Festival has been founded in 2005 and it is the pioneer longest living institution in Greece dedicated to audiovisual culture and digital arts. This year, as other audiovisual events, ADAF is responding to the Covid19 crisis with resilience and creativity.

Their 16th edition ADAF ONLINE| TECHNOTRIBALISM will be accessible to everyone through the internet. More than 5,500 audiovisual art proposals from 100 countries around the world are the source for the ADAF 2020 program selection.

adaf 2020 - open call for audiovisual artists

The 2020 year theme reflects upon our primitive status in the foundations of the new hyper-informational world, where the data-flux is absorbing the entire existence reaching the status of God.

Is technology serving us or we are serving the data-totem by providing our more sensible information, giving up our privacy for a greater good?

Algorithms, already present everywhere in the digital realm, are reading us better than ourselves, better than our friends and siblings and in the name of  optimization of our virtual experience, we are gradually letting them make decisions for us, filter our perceptions predict our behavior, our bio metrics, our emotions.

adaf 2020 - audiovisual event

All manifestations of culture can now be experienced on a digitized basis, translated to a language (code, DNA) and stored for everyone who possess it to experience regardless the circumstances. Markets and Money are transfiguring into intangible algorithmic byproducts. Everything to serve the information flow.

Close your eyes and connect to your data-doppelganger your mirrored algorithmic self to your digital footprint. You are part of techno-tribalism, you are part of ADAF 2020.

Contact

Website

Facebook | Twitter | Vimeo | Instagram | Youtube

The post ATHENS DIGITAL ARTS FESTIVAL: 10 July – 10 September 2020 ONLINE appeared first on Audiovisualcity.

❌