Lumen Software Review

Melbourne, as the most Nathan Barley of Australian cities, so easily lampooned for its population of bushranger bearded baristas with half-baked app ideas, makes a strong argument for being Australia’s Portland. Perfectly placed then, for reviewing Lumen – new real-time visual software coded by Jason Grlicky in downtown … Continue reading

by j p, November 30, 2016 0 comments

RIP Bill Etra, Video Pioneer

One of the video-art greats passed away recently – RIP Bill Etra, who leaves behind a huge legacy for his work at the intersections of art and technology. Below, Bill Etra demonstrates the functions of the Rutt/Etra Video Synthesizer. (1974) New … Continue reading

by j p, September 19, 2016 0 comments

Cosmic Two-Wheeler: Video Installation

“Cosmic Two-Wheeler” – by Jean Poole A projection mapped corner installation as part of #fauxmo / #monafoma / #mofo2016 Hobart, Tasmania, Jan 2016. Photograph by Rémi Chauvin, Faux Mo 2016 “Cosmic Two-Wheeler” – my projection mapped corner installation in a … Continue reading

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by j p, January 28, 2016 0 comments

Video Projections at MOFO 2015

So Mexico morphed into MOFO… and now it’s late January 2015. Anyways. Here is some documentation for what happened in Hobart, the Mexican samples will have to wait a little longer. I was in Hobart to do triple-Screen Video Projections … Continue reading

by j p, January 22, 2015 0 comments

Millumin Review

“Millumin manages video on stage for theaters, video mappings and interactive installations” – Millumin.com As real-time video software continues to evolve, we’re starting to see some really thoughtfully considered applications – such as Millumin, by Philippe Charaund, software dedicated to “create and perform audiovisual … Continue reading

by j p, July 2, 2014 0 comments

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

Audego Motion Graphics Medley

Audego Motion Graphics Medley from jeanpoole on Vimeo Above – a motion graphic medley made from clips I created recently for each song of Audego‘s latest album, Beneath the Static and the Low. It’s pretty gorgeous music, listen for yourself – bandcamp / soundcloud / itunes. The Audego brief: ‘retro-abstract … Continue reading

by j p, November 19, 2013 0 comments

Visual Composition with Quartz Composer

“There’s a lot of wonderful possibilities for real-time visual compositing with Quartz Composer. Most existing QC learning resources though, tend to emphasise the generative graphics capabilities of QC. For those with a post-production, animation, motion graphics or VJ background – … Continue reading

by j p, October 14, 2013 0 comments

Book Review: Learning Quartz Composer

Learning Quartz Composer: A Hands-on Guide to Creating Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer “Whether you dream of live visuals, interactive installations, Cocoa apps, dashboard widgets, or extra awesomeness for your film and motion graphics projects, Quartz Composer will enable you … Continue reading

by j p, September 24, 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

Crossfading Laptops with the *spark d-fuser

NOW READY FOR ORDERING…. “The *spark d-fuser lets you crossfade between laptops. Whether switching between presenters or pushing avant-garde pixels, hands-on control for mixing DVI and VGA signals is now available in a compact and affordable package. If you want to know … Continue reading

by j p, August 30, 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

Learning With Quartz Part 5: Using Twitter Hashtags + RSS Feeds in VDMX

[[ UPDATE : A while ago – Twitter changed the way it deals with RSS, thereby breaking the technique below… ]] (( For possible solutions, try this labnol work-around (video explanation) or try this discussion over at the Inklen / … Continue reading

by j p, July 18, 2012 7 Comments

Resolume Avenue 4.1 + Arena 4.1 Review

A recent major upgrade at the good ship Resolume, takes both Resolume Avenue + Resolume Arena to version 4.1. Resolume Avenue 4.1 Pitched as a HD video mixing desk, this does everything you’d expect of modern VJ software. Detailed specs listed … Continue reading

by j p, July 17, 2012 0 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