Archive for the ‘interactive’ Category

Continuing to pair visual with sonic aesthetic, I was asked to develop a live video component for my friend/roommate/biz partners’ band, Convoys.

Things that were great about this opportunity:
• Cinecycle is the venue with 80″+ screen and HD projector
• Convoys play garage dance music – this made sourcing highly dynamic video for FX processing a very fun and entertaining task
• The crowd makes the movements; I just cue up and play along with the band, timing visual jumps in time with the rooms’ energy
It also helps that it was Movember and Jason’s (lead singer, Convoys) moustache was in “full” effect.

The clip above was shot by Katia Trudeau ( and features Convoys, Skinny Bitches (opening act) and sourced visuals made sound-reactive by Band Media.

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Last week I was asked to put together a proposal for an interactive visual display for the launch of a new mobile phone product. The conversation started with video and animation concepts, progressed into interactive responsiveness and eventually led to discussions on including social tech in conjunction with all of the above.

And why the hell not?

So I found a quick solution via Quartz Composer (of course) using this nifty little patch. Although this patch is designed for another live visual platform, it’s QC…so it goes where I want it to. The result – I have realtime Twitter (@CBCNews) feed updating while I’m able to manipulate video and sound. Tough living.

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First attempt at projection mapping to a 3D surface.

Next up; isolating visual elements to each panel.

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A collaboration between UDart and artist Louise Bech Pedersen.

Excellent glimpse into the production workflow for interactive installations.

Modul8 + Mad Mapper.


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Nuit Blanche 2012 Installation Proposal.

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Over the weekend I upgraded to the latest version of VDMX5 (beta 8…?).

Also installed and played around with Mad Mapper.

This. Changes. Everything.

Lots to rebuild in the new version, new ideas to draw, animate and incorporate.

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After Effects.

Time Lapse.



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