Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Curso de VDMX en Mad Center [Barcelona]

VDMX es uno de los programas más interesantes para trabajar con visuales en directo, especialmente si te interesa sincronizar el sonido con las imágenes, porque tiene varias funciones y herramientas que facilitan mucho el trabajo, tanto a la hora de sincronizar directamente a través de midi (con Ableton, por ejemplo) como si prefieres ajustar los visuales a ciertas frecuencias del espectro sonoro. No obstante, es un software que funciona por módulos y se puede adaptar a casi cualquier necesidad personal, así que es útil para otras muchas cosas.

No es un programa sobre el que se hagan muchos cursos, así que si os interesa esta puede ser una buena oportunidad para aprender a utilizarlo. El curso es en la escuela Mad Center de Barcelona y lo da Juanjo Fernández (Gnomalab). Empieza el 3 de octubre y todavía quedan algunas plazas, podéis encontrar más información en este link.

Monday, 19 September 2011

PUSS 3.3 - sinowave

Visualiser sound, I just recorded my sound work and the waveform from visualization plugin for Windows Media Player. That's the best and the most minimal digital audio visualizer i have seen.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Liquid Lifeforms

Liquid Lifeforms is a short experiment in Cinema 4D softbody dynamics. Visuals were inspired and edited to the audio track Beazt, created by disconnectuser.

After countless commercial productions, where the result needs to feel pretty and appealing to the viewer, I felt an urge to create something a bit more disturbing. I wanted to approach the animation in the same way I would approach a live animatronic shoot. To achieve that, I constructed two rigid body robots, controlled by a bunch of randomized motors and set them lose in C4D’s dynamics engine. I then wrapped the resulting animation in a softbody, latex-like skin and run a second level simulation.

The process resulted in a creepy, realistic motion – part mechanical and part organic. I cut everything together in After Effects with some extra color correction and distortions. Enjoy!
Quba Michalski

Saturday, 17 September 2011

Pleasure's Unknown

During the recent stint I did making audio reactive visuals for the recent Peter Gabriel tour Marc Bessant suggested creating a 3d Battlezone style landscape from the audio loosely based on the Unknown Pleasures album artwork created by Peter Saville for Joy Division.

I figured it would only be a short step away to use a variation of the code to recreate the cover itself as an audio reactive piece. Turns out we're not the first to have thought this but hey, originality is overrated.

The song used is the first track from the album, Disorder.
Stefan Goodchild

Friday, 16 September 2011

Digital TV Dinner

Digital TV Dinner is a video art clip from 1979 created by Raul Zaritsky, Jamie Fenton, and Dick Ainsworth using the Bally Astrocade console game to generate unusual patterns.

The Bally Astrocade was unique among cartridge games in that it was designed to allow users to change game cartridges with power-on. When pressing the reset button, it was possible to remove the cartridge from the system and induce various memory dump pattern sequences. Digital TV Dinner is a collection of these curious states of silicon epilepsy set to music composed and generated upon this same platform.

DTV first appeared at an Electronic Visualization Festival in Chicago, and we hear the voice of Dr. Thomas Defanti introducing this item to the audience.
Found at: GlitchBlog