Bye bye 2014


So 2014 is drawing to a close. I’ve not been as active since June/July this year. Ben very busy with family stuff and then been spending much more time on Isadora version 2.0.

But I wanted to draw 2014 to a close with some cool videos, interesting new software and videos/info I’ve found over the last 12 months. In no particular order;

The MYO:

“The Myo armband lets you use the electrical activity in your muscles to wirelessly control your computer, phone, and other favorite digital technologies. With the wave of your hand, it will transform how you interact with your digital world.”

I really like this product. I think it’s much more ‘interactive’ than the leap motion. There are now OSC outputs so it can be used with lighting, video and anything really. In particular check out this video with DJ Armin Van Buuren:

https://www.thalmic.com/en/myo/

 

Bazik:

Bazik is the VJ software I have been waiting for… for a long time! I love audio visualisation software and this one for me is he BEST! Not just because they have made me a beta tester; but because it can create really cool stuff really quickly! With OSC (free touchOSC template) and Syphon output – wow it’s brilliant. I tend to send the video out to Isadora and sub-mix it with really cool results.

http://bazik-vj.com/

 

Guildhall School of Music and Drama:

It’s been really great to work with GSMD and my friend Dan Shorten on various projects in 2014. It has also been great to see BA degree programs and Isadora develop develop in education. Check out all the videos in the link below and of course if you are interested in any of the courses then email them or go to an open day!

http://www.gsmd.ac.uk/technical_theatre/programmes/ba_hons_video_design_for_live_performance/watch_our_videos/

 

FeinSinn:

I mention FeinSinn a lot. This is because Alexander Nantschev and Elke Pichler have worked so so hard to get to where they are now. Doing really cool shows and using some really nice Isadora programming, unique audience interaction, specialist movement, motion tracking and amazing sounds – what else could you want? As always it’s been a pleasure to help them out.

Here is just one video, but be sure to check out the website!

 

And of course Isadora! Version 2.0 is out for pre-release with public release very very close! It’s been a big leap and i’ve been privileged to have helped along with other members of the team.

New Features include:

  • IzzyMap – Projection Mapping in Every Projector Actor
  • FreeFrameGL – High Speed, GPU Based Video Effects
  • AVFoundation Video Playback on Mac OS X — Play 4 x 1920×1080 H264 Clips on a Standard Laptop
  • Spout Support for Windows
  • HAP Codec Support
  • Javascript
  • A Spiffy New User Interface

http://troikatronix.com/troikatronixforum/discussion/1458/isadora-2-0-availability-starting-monday#Item_1

 

Have a good New year and see you in 2015!

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