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

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

Creation Cinema @ Melbourne Museum

Ok, ENESS – you had me at ‘projection mapped kinetic sculpture’. The Creation Cinema  – seen above, is now installed at the Melbourne Museum as part of First Peoples, an exhibition celebrating ‘the history, culture, achievements and survival of Victoria’s Aboriginal people.’ It’s a gorgeous … Continue reading

by j p, September 23, 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

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

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

Video Sailing With Scattermusic Sound System

Above : sample of recent projection experiments with triangular screens made from nursery store bamboo, white lycra and gaff tape. After explorations in Sydney, I’ve been keen to continue playing with fragmented screens and composing video throughout a space. This … Continue reading

by j p, August 31, 2011 2 Comments

Madmapper Review

Video it would seem, is slipping from the screen into the world around it. Increasingly we expect to see pixels sliding around us in three dimensional space – dripping down heritage building facades, climbing across weird geometric clusters surrounding a … Continue reading

by j p, July 15, 2011 3 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