Looks like its that time of the Year Again. As we wrap up for 2012, NYE is around the corner and Summerdayze is Upon Us! Join Thousands of happy People for the fun in the sun on the 1st of January in Melbourne @ Sidney Myer Music Bowl. Brilliant Festival brought to you by Future Music Entertainment. Very happy to say that this is my second time performing at this festival and I’m looking forward to serve some fresh visuals @ Trancedayze Stage. See you there and Happy New Year to you all!
In recent weeks I was interviewed by Marko Savo from AudioVisualCity.org who sent me some questions over the work that I have been doing with Vj Union Australia. I really enjoyed answering those and I hope you will enjoy reading them.
Graffiti Markup Language (.gml) is a universal, XML based, open file format designed to store graffiti motion data (x and y coordinates and time). The format is designed to maximize readability and ease of implementation, even for hobbyist programmers, artists and graffiti writers. Popular applications currently implementing GML include Graffiti Analysis and EyeWriter. Beyond storing data, a main goal of GML is to spark interest surrounding the importance (and fun) of open data and introduce open source collaborations to new communities. GML is intended to be a simple bridge between ink and code, promoting collaborations between graffiti writers and hackers. GML is today’s new digital standard for tomorrow’s vandals.
For more info: http://www.graffitimarkuplanguage.com/
Kinectar lets you use your Kinect as a MIDI controller. This tutorial from Kinectar developer (Chris Vik) will show you how to use the basic functions of Kinectar’s main page. You’ll learn how to map your hands to control features in Ableton Live.
Same technique can be used for any software that accepts MIDI (ie. VJ Software). Mac OSX support in the coming days.
For a download link and all the links and information you need to get started, visit http://kinectar.org
For those that have an ongoing relationship with Processing.org and use VJ mixing software (eg. Resolume Avenue) on Windows, question always stands, how to include your live running Processing sketches inside your live set?
One of the workable solutions is use of VH Screen Capure which can be added as source in Resolume which in turn can be set to select any Windowed Screen on your desktop.
Download VH Screen Capture software here:
After having an ongoing discussion on one of the vj facebook channels recently, I had put together this video using xtra normal movie making tool as a response to the conversation we were having. Just for fun You can find xnth at www.xnth.eu
Long long time time, in a land far far away…
Substance crew make a welcome return to Loop Bar (Melbourne) on Saturday – 15th of October with its bi-monthly Audio Visual installment - Prognosis. Always Fun, Always Free!
::: DAVE JURIC : RYSH PAPROTA : SQUARE EYES :::
:::: ALEX BUTLER : J-SLYDE : SIMON MURPHY:::::::
::::::::: AARON STATIC : VDMO KSTATI :::::::::::
::::::::::: OCT 15TH : FREE ENTRY!! ::::::::::::
::::::::::::::: LOOP : MELB: :::::::::::::::::::
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=192166687522498
For a little while I’ll focus some more on VJ Union Australia, which is the project I had set up to Promote Live Video Performers and VJs from around Australia and those artists that come to perform here.
Bushweek 2011 – What do you think this is?
BushWeek Festival will return in June 2011 for another fun-filled week of workshops, music, arts, camping and all-round whohar!!! Taking place at the beautiful Home-Rule Rainforest Resort in Rossville, it starts on monday, the 20th of June continuing through till 26th of June.
I’ll be running VJ workshops which I had started doing two years ago in 2009 while adding some additional subjects this year including Intriduction to VJing, Overview of Current VJ scene in Australia, Technology and Production, Performance techniques, Audio/Video Performance Software Integration among many other subject that reflect day to day live visualist profession. People that are interested in this subject are particualrly encouraged to apply with topics ranging from beginners to advanced catered for. Musical Artists willing to share they midi (eg. via Ableton Live) are welcome – primarily for Friday and Saturday.
The workshops will be ran on Thursday 23rd, Friday 24th and Saturday 25th. ( I had shifted these further into the week as more people would be able to access them through the week. Something I have learned from two years ago).
Please check with workshop board when you arrive to the Bushweek site…
Picture this: Splendid paradise surroundings, blue skies, journey on a cruise boat from Cairns harbour to picture perfect Fitzroy Island for two days and night Adventure full of arts and music: Island Elements 2 ! This being a second installement from Island Elements crew with a mix of local and national talents which brings you these events on 2 monthly basis. With glorious weather throughout North Queensland Winter Season, what a way to come out to this and unwind surrounded by great people, live and local arts and amazing selection of music. The event is being held from 9th till 10th of July 2011, so mark you calendars and join in the fun! For more info read on!!!
Island Elements is held every two months, with the musical treats and feasts growing with the event that is clearly a night and days to remember. Made by locals, for locals. (Visitors Welcome)
Tickets are $65 and available from Early June through following outlets: Shiva Moon (07) 4031 1644, Taste-y records (07) 40 514 119, Fetish 4 Life (07) 4041 4161 and The Happy High Herb Shop (07) 4041 4808 in Cairns, North Queensland Australia.