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A couple of weeks ago I did an analog-digital VJ session at an art opening hosted by Digital Art Center in Kista.
I made some sort of comeback in August this summer. I got invited to the Malmöfestivalen by my friend Raquel Meyers and I felt that I didn’t want to miss this opportunity to perform again.
This was a little prototype I put together during the MIDI hack in Stockholm on the 17th and 18th of May. I’ve been working a lot with color matching lately and I had an idea of translating the color values into MIDI notes.
Last weekend I got to play around with this clip I shot at Berlin Zoo a year and a half ago.
This is a Modul8 module that plays videos and folders with images frame by frame. When you use a folder of images you are not bound by the limits of the media set – you can use as many images as you like. For timing you have two options: “Time” which is 1-30 seconds. Use the … Continue reading
I have made a Modul8 module that will automatically load newly added files from a specified folder into the media set.
Animated GIFs has been the preferred formats by hipsters the last year or so. I thought it would be fun to use these GIFs in VJ sets but unfortunately the format is not supported by the major VJ apps on OSX. So I thought it was about time to investigate how to make it work.
A couple of my tutorials are now featured on the Audiovisual Academy site. You can even get them with english and russian subtitles. You have to join the academy (for free) to watch them. There’s a bunch of other stuff to watch and learn on that site so be sure to check it out.
Every once in a while I like to take a step back, drop my fancy modern equipment and complicate things again. About two months ago I ordered Gies Gieskes’ Hard Soft Synth from Bleeplabs and it was instant love. This machine makes noise audio and glitchy video patterns. Then I got two more babies for Christmas. Read about my first experiences with these video synths.