Technoscape, 3D World, R.I.P.

[[[ Turns out I’ve been doing 3DWorld‘s Technoscape column for around 10 years (and 5-6 patient editors). Below, my very last column for them, after they recently announced they were shutting down. Weirdly, this comes just as 3DWorld seemed to … Continue reading

by j p, May 19, 2011 0 comments

International Day of Cloning: June 5th, 2011

Let it be said now – June 5th, 2011 would be as good a day as any, for an audiovisualist to be in three places at once. In Sydney Chris Cunningham brings his triple screen live audiovisual performance to Sydney … Continue reading

by j p, May 13, 2011 0 comments

Learning Quartz Composer Part 2

Previously: Learning Quartz Composer Part 1 And Then: More babysteps with Quartz. I set about trying to make a split-screen effect quartz effect which would replicate any video 9 times within the same screen. (This was to fulfil a request for someone … Continue reading

by j p, May 5, 2011 6 Comments

VJ News: Mapping, LPM, MaxforLiveness, Post-Screen Vidi-yo

Seems there’s a bit of momentum picking up in live-pixel land. Lots of festivals, ideas and software developments. MODUL8 + Mapping Festival, Geneva (19-29 May, 2011) As well as a thematic focus on video projections mapped onto non-screen surfaces and … Continue reading

by j p, April 14, 2011 0 comments

Video Screen Capture Options

Creation of moving imagery is aided greatly by some good old fashioned screen sampling. UPDATE : The Syphon app (mentioned below) routes video losslessly between video software using the graphics card, and now the Syphon recorder can record the output … Continue reading

by j p, March 10, 2011 4 Comments

BoinxTV Review

Supercharging that whole laptop as portable TV station idea – Boinx TV. Vat Ist? Video mixing software (mac only) set up for easy, intuitive real-time control over live cameras, recorded clips, slides, infographics, text and capable of streaming live as … Continue reading

by j p, March 10, 2011 1 Comment

On The Road with Scattermusic Soundsystem

Scattermusic East Coast Tour Highlights from jeanpoole on Vimeo. Part of the reason I’ve been quiet on the blog this year, was because of a very busy November and December with video. So it’s good to finally reflect some of … Continue reading

by j p, January 25, 2011 0 comments

Syphon + Kinect ( Glue + Goo )

No Jetpacks announcements this week (especially from Qantas), but there’ve been a few exciting one-foot-in-the-future live video developments lately. Syphon Teaser from vade on Vimeo. Syphon Syphon is “an open source Mac OS X technology that allows applications to share … Continue reading

by j p, November 23, 2010 0 comments

Portable Pixels + Touring Video Tips

A few tips for shrinking and smoothing your touring video kit (inspired by the next fortnight of touring the East Coast for the next fortnight with the Scattermusic Sound System). Velcro + Laptops Attaching spare portable Hard-drives to your laptop lid with … Continue reading

by j p, November 17, 2010 5 Comments

Gangpol Und Mit: Faits Divers DVD

What’s a DVD again? a) “Another Useless Ironic Colourful Object In The Long List of Items Produced By The Falling Western Empire” b) Plastic taking up room on shelves you wouldn’t need if you didn’t collect plastic c) A great … Continue reading

by j p, October 15, 2010 1 Comment

Form + Code Review

Aye, Form + Code is the new book for Casey Reas, Chandler McWilliams + LUST, which carves it’s academic credibility by having not only one, but two, subtitles: a) In Design, Art, And Architecture b) A Guide to Computational Aesthetics. … Continue reading

by j p, October 11, 2010 0 comments

Francis Bear And World War Gay

Wandering back down that print on demand sidestreet, Francis Bear is a fantastic new graphic novel recently published by Melbourne comic veteran, Gregory Mackay, using the print on demand facilities at the Melbourne Uni bookstore. Though it was originally commissioned … Continue reading

by j p, September 23, 2010 1 Comment