Video with Gotye

I’ve been tour VJ for Gotye since July 2011. Above, setting up for the first gig at the Sydney Opera house. My job description is to ensure all of Gotye’s existing animations (cut to studio length songs) sync up with relevant sections during live performances (some songs are shorter, longer or re-arranged for being played with a live 10 piece(!!) band), and to make sure they all look as good as possible.

This has meant re-cutting, re-formatting and re-mastering some of the clips, then having a range of smaller clip sections to trigger at the relevant part of the song. For a few songs, this has meant simultaneously triggering clips of characters to appear on 2 side screens (as in opera house photo above). It has also meant a whole bunch of gig and festivals at cities all over Australia. (Some photos)

An especially notable gig was the televised ARIA awards performance, which included the development of a three-dimensional video sculpture. This was a special collaboration between Wally from Gotye, myself and Illuminart – Cindi Drennan / Craig Laurendet.

other video projects by Jean Poole )


  1. _darch says:

    is there any good video footage of your preformance on this tour? I haven’t been able to find any…

    • j-p says:

      Hi – I’ve recorded some snippets from onstage with a Canon 7D, which I’ll edit together at some point… but try searching youtube for gotye and live – there seems to be a lot of clips out there…

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