Craftwife Interview

Japanese audiovisual performance that takes in Super-Collider, NES emulators, circuit-bent Pikachus and custom iphone controlled sound synthesis programs and video sampling systems? Ah, that’d be Craftwife. They play “70-80’s style techno pop music in the special costume that may remind … Continue reading

by j p, July 29, 2010 3 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

The Network As Studio

Amazingly enough, there’s quite an array of tools ready to use, right there in the browser. Not just for basic file management, file sharing, communication and group collaboration, but also for recording, mixing and producing. Some are just convenient utilities, … Continue reading

by j p, April 23, 2010 1 Comment

Learning Quartz Composer Part 1

What is it? Quartz Composer is a versatile visual programming environment ( mac only +needs either tiger or leopard to work), that enables complex compositions to be created without writing a single line of code. Any mac running 10.4 or … Continue reading

by j p, April 15, 2010 1 Comment

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

2010: International Year of the Sloth

Slothdom has never looked so good, or been so lazily achievable. Reduced emissions from schedules of slackness, being able to outsource our workloads to increasingly rad software, better health, wealth and good fortune: all this and more are bundled up … Continue reading

by j p, January 8, 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