Jodorowsky’s Dune

LOGLINE: The story of legendary cult film director Alejandro Jodorowsky’s staggeringly ambitious but ultimately doomed film adaptation of the seminal science fiction novel DUNE. SYNOPSIS: In 1974, Chilean director Alejandro Jodorowsky, whose films EL TOPO and THE HOLY MOUNTAIN launched and ultimately … Continue reading

by j p, May 27, 2014 0 comments

Right Here, Right Now: Interactive Installations @ RMIT

Over the past three semesters I’ve had the pleasure of co-steering a studio elective with Caroline Vains, for Interior Design students within the school of Architecture and Design at RMIT. Loosely – we’ve been exploring the intersection of video projection, built objects … Continue reading

by j p, November 18, 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

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

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

Laser Cut Vidi-yo + Madmapper Test

Have been doing some experiments recently with Troy Innocent, involving laser cut characters, everyday scenes and projection mapped video. We’re trying to figure out what works well for us, with an eye to fleshing out something some kind of developed work … Continue reading

by j p, July 5, 2011 0 comments

Stadium Video And Breaking The Timeline

Extravagant lighting and video productions are increasingly expected with touring acts, but a little thoughtfulness can go a long way. Massive Attack @ Myer Music Bowl, Melbourne Enhancing Massive Attack’s recent sublime musical performances during their Australian Tour, was a … Continue reading

by j p, April 29, 2010 4 Comments

Sculpture, Everything, Op Art in Visual Chinatown, DJ Yoda

Some February eyeball snippets.. Sculpture http://tapebox.co.uk http://vimeo.com/sculpture Dan Hayhurst: Music, Reuben Sutherland: Animation “DIY music and animation duo, who use zoetrope record deck, tape loops, cassettes, samples, and lo-fi electronic noise, cross-fertilizing analogue and digital techniques to generate vivid sonic … Continue reading

by j p, February 18, 2010 1 Comment

Patrick Farley + The Attack Of The Drones

Pilotless floating killing machines now routinely fly over borders, grim drones of surveillance no doubt predicted by plenty of science fiction before them. The actual 21st century messiness of the drones was best nailed a near decade ago, by Patrick … Continue reading

by j p, February 15, 2010 0 comments

Video Apps On The iPhone

Supposedly there’s an app for every splinter of today’s needs. Ask T-Pain and Trent Reznor. Time for a quick scan then, of the creative tools available for pixel-heads, visualists and cinematographers. VIDEO REEL DIRECTOR – $9.99 and a video editing … Continue reading

by j p, December 24, 2009 0 comments

Hitchcock, The iPhone Interview

Storyboarding is fun with Cinemek’s Hitchcock iphone application. (also known as Storyboard Composer ) When Cinemek’s Jonathan Houser dream of ‘making innovative film tools’ met the iPhone in his pocket, a new mobile storyboarding application was born: Hitchcock. Utilising the … Continue reading

by j p, December 23, 2009 2 Comments

EBN-Heads : Brian Kane Interview!

Hey guess what? It’s a thrill to present an interview with one of the founders of E.B.N., pioneers of audiovisual radness, and inspiration to many since way back in 1991. Yeah, those guys beaming their live video sampler performances from … Continue reading

by j p, October 23, 2009 6 Comments