Inspiring Videos 2015


Hi All,

Not blogged as much as usual. Work has been busy and so has my personal life. Been enjoying the great outdoors a litlte more; hiking, riding, camping, etc and preparing to be a dad early next year. I have still collected a few videos over the last few months that I knew I wanted to share. So here they are in no particular order:


XYZ tracking, before the kinect.

Shameless I know but this is one of my early experiments I had forgotten about. I remember wanting to track something in a 3D space; I could do the X and Y in Isadora and basically used scale to control the Z. The bigger something is t the camera the closer it is right? And vice-versa. Watching this made me think that often the basics are the best.


Interactive timeline/projection mapping for Education.

I love this. Simple playful and fun.


Listening to colour – Neil Harbisson.

I love this type of stuff. I am secret futurist at heart. I’d love to become a cyborg actually. This guy, in my eyes, is almost a cyborg because of his experiments. If you want to freak yourself out, check this out. If that’s not crazy enough then google Stelarc and Kevin Warwick


Watch all the videos at the end of this link. Amazing VFX! 

http://www.digitalartsonline.co.uk/news/interactive-design/game-of-thrones-season-5-vfx-breakdowns-emmy-winner/


David Gumbs – artist.

I have known of, but never me, David for a long time now. A polite, talented and friendly guy who is doing some incredible things with Isadora, motion tracking and more. He has inspire me recently in the video below. Working with children and interactive paintings. What is more rewarding than that? You should defiantly check out his work here:

https://www.facebook.com/DavidGumbsArtist

http://davidgumbs.tumblr.com/

https://vimeo.com/davidgumbs

I re-edited some of the dead links (sorry about that!) David also sent me to some more links on vimeo, etc.(see above).


Joe Hunt – projection using isadora for a piece called:’The Only Jealousy of Emer’

Great work here Joe. The video speaks for itself. Give it a watch.


Old and New. 

One of my favourite songs is Energy 52 – Cafe Del Mar. It’s an ibiza dance/trance classic. You will probably have heard it. I have always known that many classic trance/dance (and more) music takes chords, progressions and melodies from older classic music and the like. But this one really struck a chord when I hard the ‘original’ by Wim Mertnes. I just wanted to share this with you. Listen to the original and then the ‘remix’


One for the DJ’s! STEMS.

“This morning Native Instruments is launching the Traktor 2.9 update, which is the first software on the market to use their new Stems audio file format.”

I am very excited about this!

http://djtechtools.com/2015/08/03/traktor-2-9-stem-decks-launch-details-videos/


Modulations. A full feature film about the evolution of Electronica music as one of the most profound artistic developments of the 20th century!


That’s it for now. Comments welcome below.

Enjoy.

Isadora Art Gallery Interactive.


I have been working on a nice little project at work. I’d rather not say too much about it just yet as it’s a bit of a secret.

But it’s basically a push button interactive that will use a webcam and Isadora. Its stand alone and fully automated. Here is a glimpse of it from the back – if you are a techy like me then you always like to see the ‘guts’ of the piece.

A 32″ samsung LED TV has been used. A standard 2015 mac mini, a HD Logitec webcam, the amazing Makey Makey original board with a commercial grade push button. All houses in a custom made frame.

I will take some more pictures and probably some video once the project is complete.

Here are a few images!
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3D Lines and the 3D Renderer actors. *updated*


This shows you some nice ways of using the 3D line actors and 3D renderer actor – which is pretty new.

Previously the 3D actors have been like projectors; meaning they are the end of the line before the video goes out to the stages. But now you can turn the ‘destination’ setting to renderer and it re-directs the video to the 3D renderer actor.

So…. this opens up a lot of possibilities!

Enjoy!

*UPDATE* (July 2017)

The 3D Renderer actor has since been replaced with the Virtual Stage Actor.

See attached file as a demo.