March 1: VDMX Masterclass @ ACMI with David Lublin, Vidvox, NY

Am delighted to be helping host an ACMI workshop on March 1st – with David Lublin (Vidvox co-developer for VDMX). ((UPDATE: video workshop was archived on youtube, and is viewable at the bottom of this page)) David will be delivering … Continue reading

by j p, February 6, 2014 1 Comment

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

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

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

Where’s the Money? ( Return of the Micropayment)

(Clip above, made by Queensland AV act Sampology, for the Parker remix of the dubstep anthem, ‘Where’s my money?’. Hard to go past a leading man like Lancelot Link, Secret Chimp. ) Micropayment options continue to expand, offering more ways … Continue reading

by j p, October 28, 2010 0 comments

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

The State of VJing Today, Some Hard Stats

Via the people who want to organise the world’s information for us (google.com/insights/search), a few insights about the world of VJing and motion graphics, comparing results between 2004 and 2010. “Insights for Search aims to provide insights into broad search … Continue reading

by j p, September 22, 2010 11 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

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