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

Cumbia Cosmonauts Music Video

Above : more proof that Space Is The Place…. at least when it comes to Mexi-Australian tropical bass genres. That’s the fruits of a few quick projection and filming sessions with the Cumbia Cosmonauts, featuring custom graphics made by the CC VJ … Continue reading

by j p, November 21, 2012 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

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

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

Animation for Attack of the Cats by Sampology

Audiovisual turntablist Sampology recently commissioned a music-video for the interlude track on his upcoming album. The catch was, it had to be 100% animated cats. IF Felinology = the study of cats and their anatomy, THEN: GIF-felinology = Kind of like the torture scene … Continue reading

by j p, April 19, 2012 0 comments

Weirdcore, Aphex Twin + Die Antwoord in Melbourne

Aphex Twin played in Melbourne recently, which also meant a chance to catch the pixel mutations of his regular tour VJ, Weirdcore. After a summer of stage screens saturated with glossy, void-of-personality motion graphics templates, it was refreshing to catch live tour visuals … Continue reading

by j p, April 10, 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

Melbourne’s Winter of Pixels

Riding a bicycle downhill to the studio today – with blues skies all around – really felt like spring arriving. Winter seems to take longer to leave Melbourne than anywhere else in Australia, which is maybe why there’s so many … Continue reading

by j p, September 2, 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

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