Features

An island in the river of feeds: a place to gather some of the more substantial / interesting / noteworthy skynoise writing / interviews etc. My favourite posts.

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

Right Here, Right Now: Interactive Installations @ RMIT

Over the past three semesters I’ve had the pleasure of co-steering a studio elective with Caroline Vains, for Interior Design students within the school of Architecture and Design at RMIT. Loosely – we’ve been exploring the intersection of video projection, built objects … Continue reading

by j p, November 18, 2013 0 comments

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

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

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

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 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

Pad Thai Sci Fi

Ingredients: Bangkok, a city of 10 million with equator-side climate and biodiversity. A dystopian biotech novel set in this city after oil has run out. Add Dental Tourism into the mix and stir lightly. (Above, sunset Buka Ball near Bangkok’s … Continue reading

by j p, March 15, 2011 2 Comments

On The Road with Scattermusic Soundsystem

Scattermusic East Coast Tour Highlights from jeanpoole on Vimeo. Part of the reason I’ve been quiet on the blog this year, was because of a very busy November and December with video. So it’s good to finally reflect some of … Continue reading

by j p, January 25, 2011 0 comments

DSLR Helicopters!

So you’ve got a nice tripod, dolly, rail slider and even a crane for your DSLR video camera. Maybe it’s time to put that camera on a remote controlled helicopter, like Eric from helivideo.com. How did you first get into … Continue reading

by j p, September 28, 2010 2 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 10 Comments

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

Visual Rhythms by Two Eriks + Johan

Erik Gandini, Erik Pauser & Johan Soderberg that’d be. Fine (interconnected ) feature film fiends. Let’s start with: Videocracy ( 2009 ) Directed Erik Gandini / edited Johan Soderberg Imagine a country where the owner of the biggest Television network, … Continue reading

by j p, March 18, 2010 0 comments