March 1: VDMX Masterclass @ ACMI with David Lublin, Vidvox, NY

Am delighted to be helping host an ACMI workshop on March 1st – with David Lublin (Vidvox co-developer for VDMX). ((UPDATE: video workshop was archived on youtube, and is viewable at the bottom of this page)) David will be delivering … Continue reading

by j p, February 6, 2014 1 Comment

Boinga Bob’s Temple in Warburton

– Photos from Boinga-Bob’s Temple. Scattermish and myself recently tackled the Lilydale to Warburton rail trail,  a 40km stretch of bushland cycling, an hour outside of Melbourne. “Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from abandoned railway corridors. Rail trails link big and small … Continue reading

by j p, February 2, 2014 0 comments

Audego Motion Graphics Medley

Audego Motion Graphics Medley from jeanpoole on Vimeo Above – a motion graphic medley made from clips I created recently for each song of Audego‘s latest album, Beneath the Static and the Low. It’s pretty gorgeous music, listen for yourself – bandcamp / soundcloud / itunes. The Audego brief: ‘retro-abstract … Continue reading

by j p, November 19, 2013 0 comments

DARK MOFO 2013, Festival of Light in Hobart

Let There be Light.. Winter in Tasmania isn’t an obvious time and place for a festival, but MONA isn’t your average museum / gallery. And so began in 2013, MONA’s DARK MOFO (Jun 13-23), an annual festival that riffs on the idea of winter … Continue reading

by j p, November 7, 2013 0 comments

Visual Composition with Quartz Composer

“There’s a lot of wonderful possibilities for real-time visual compositing with Quartz Composer. Most existing QC learning resources though, tend to emphasise the generative graphics capabilities of QC. For those with a post-production, animation, motion graphics or VJ background – … Continue reading

by j p, October 14, 2013 0 comments

Book Review: Learning Quartz Composer

Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-on Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer “Whether you dream of live visuals, interactive installations, Cocoa apps, dashboard widgets, or extra awesomeness for your film and motion graphics projects, Quartz Composer will enable you … Continue reading

by j p, September 24, 2013 0 comments

Creation Cinema @ Melbourne Museum

Ok, ENESS – you had me at ‘projection mapped kinetic sculpture’. The Creation Cinema  – seen above, is now installed at the Melbourne Museum as part of First Peoples, an exhibition celebrating ‘the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.’ It’s a gorgeous … Continue reading

by j p, September 23, 2013 0 comments

2013, Year of the Swiss Tasmanian Tiger Monkey

HELLO INTERNET. The slow fade out of Melbourne’s summer = an opportune time to re-spark the skynoise engines. It’s also likely I just miss writing things longer than 140 characters. Especially since I’m just about to finish reading a 3000 page … Continue reading

by j p, April 2, 2013 0 comments

Dr Seuss + Elefant Traks At The Sydney Opera House

4 days later, and am still buzzing from the Elefant Traks vs Dr Seuss show at the Sydney Opera House. Developed and performed for the Graphic Festival – it was an audacious project – inside a tiny time frame, create 18 songs and … Continue reading

by j p, November 15, 2012 0 comments

VDMX 5 Review

(Above, a messy example VDMX interface of mine. Click screenshot to see full version) Here’s a review brewed since I got my review copy back in 2005 (when VDMX first turned 5, says the Vidvox software museum*). Now that it’s 2012 and we’re … Continue reading

by j p, September 20, 2012 6 Comments

Ghostly Forest Projections Near Hanging Rock

For the TZU ‘Beautiful’ music video, I recently found myself out near Hanging Rock, with plastic-wrapped laptop, projector, camera, lights, and a mini-crew – filming ghost projections in the night winter rain. Despite the weather drastically mismatching the supposed forecast, slowing everything to a … Continue reading

by j p, September 17, 2012 0 comments

Making Music Videos With Portable Jungles

Aka A Music Video in 3 Steps: 1. Re-created Middle-Earth on a kitchen tabletop… (hello – every backyard plant we have, hello – fallen moss covered branches from the park across the road, hello – turntable, hello – flashing bicycle … Continue reading

by j p, August 28, 2012 2 Comments

Learning With Quartz Part 5: Using Twitter Hashtags + RSS Feeds in VDMX

[[ UPDATE : A while ago – Twitter changed the way it deals with RSS, thereby breaking the technique below… ]] (( For possible solutions, try this labnol work-around (video explanation) or try this discussion over at the Inklen / … Continue reading

by j p, July 18, 2012 7 Comments

Amon Tobin Taxed : ISAM AV in Melbourne

Apologies if you’ve arrived in search of Tobin Tax discussions (a tax on market speculation proposed by Nobel Laureate James Tobin as a way of managing exchange-rate volatility..). Here we have only a murky swamp of audiovisual performance questions, all of them generated … Continue reading

by j p, June 26, 2012 5 Comments