The Science Fiction Curves of Moebius, RIP 2012.

R.I.P. Moebius, aka Jean Giraud, ( 1938-2012 ). Sadly, we’re now without a living Moebius. All the more reason to revisit (or explore anew) his wild and fantastic creations. Most people might recognise his graceful intergalactic palette as some of the … Continue reading

by j p, March 16, 2012 0 comments

Re-animating Dinosaur Skeletons

After being invited to perform at the Australian Natural History Museum in Sydney ( back in Aug 2011), I couldn’t resist the chance to project onto a dinosaur skeleton. I was performing video in the foyer with Pattern Machine as part of … Continue reading

by j p, February 29, 2012 0 comments

Music Video Workflow For Sweet Congo Tardis Limes

Congo Tardis #1 are an absurdly talented trio of Melbourne turntablists, who recently asked me to put together a micro-budget music video for their new EP. Part of their pitch was that they already had some green screen footage of … Continue reading

by j p, February 6, 2012 0 comments

Under the Pixel Hood with Raquel Meyers

Reasons you might find yourself wanting to read this very long but very awesome Raquel Meyers interview: – Because you love 8bit graphics and people who push them to their limits – Because Raquel makes rad stuff ( eg her … Continue reading

by j p, September 16, 2011 0 comments

Live Video for Gotye, Behind the Scenes at the Sydney Opera House

Things you may already know about the Sydney Opera House: – It is slowly sinking. – The Danish architect behind it, Jorn Utzon, was forced from the project, and never returned to Australia. – Anti-war activists climbed it to paint ‘No … Continue reading

by j p, August 25, 2011 1 Comment

Pattern Machine At Cockatoo Island, Underbelly Arts 2011

Above, Pattern Machine, the fruits of a recent fourway collaboration in a weeklong residency on Cockatoo Island ( a former prison and shipbuilding yard in Sydney Harbour), during the 2011 Underbelly Arts Festival. By the end of the week, after much tech … Continue reading

by j p, August 5, 2011 0 comments

Triple Screenage To Go!

Above, after much hair-pulling : VDMX merrily sending out 2400 x 600 pixels across 2 screens and 1 projector, via the set-up below. ie – 2010 Macbook Pro –> mini display to DVI convertor –> DVI cable –> Matrox Triplehead2go … Continue reading

by j p, July 9, 2011 11 Comments

Pattern Machine @ Cockatoo Island, Sydney, July 16

Wassup, winter-villain? Now that I’ve finished marking all of the respective assignments from classes at RMIT and Swinburne, am looking forward to biting properly into a few long neglected creative projects / overloaded bookshelves / learning curves etc. And that … Continue reading

by j p, June 27, 2011 0 comments

Live Remixing: Chris Cunningham Vs Yo Gabba Gabba At The Sydney Opera House

June 5th, 2011. Due to a weird Sydney Opera House ticket mix up – I ended up at YO GABBA GABBA live this weekend – instead of the planned pilgrimage to Chris Cunningham’s triple screen live cinema assault. Priceless. Etc etc … Continue reading

by j p, June 6, 2011 0 comments

Learning With Quartz Part 3: DIY Anchor Rotation FX for VDMX

Aka ‘The Continued Adventures of Someone From Video Compositing Land Trying To Get By Inside The Quartz Kingdom’… Earlier Quartz Wrestling delivered a splitscreen effect which took any clip playing in VDMX, and replicated it 9 times to provide something … Continue reading

by j p, May 25, 2011 0 comments

Tablets with Pens! Wacom Intuos 4 Review

Measured in net years, Wacom’s Intuos 4 graphics tablet is already a sleek, sleepy dinosaur, having been released in 2009. On the other hand, given today’s infatuation with touchscreen tablets and their gestural capabilities, it’s worth reinvestigating what benefits a … 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