Modul8 and Mad Mapper presentation hosted by BARTKRESA design from Bart Kresa on Vimeo.
Graciously put together by the kind and fun hosts in Los Angeles. I conducted the event similarly to the original one created by Frz, but obviously with my own flare as well as collaborating with the Bart Kresa team, Peter incorporating his collection of lamps.
I also invited every attendee to sit down and lay out a quad onto one of the boxes. I find it odd how people tend to want to just ask questions about the technology. But when you offer them to actually play with it, they get really timid. Hopefully this broke down the barrier and gave them a chance to feel the UI.
If you are really itching to get a little hands on experience with it, then the most I can do is, if you come to Berlin, let me know and I can arrange for a personal demonstration and brief hands on. Besides a short upcoming trip to Vienna I will be staying Berlin as much as I can in the coming year.
Skate – projection mapping from deepvisual on Vimeo.
In the real world, there is no time to fiddle around with code or mess with strange interfaces. Life just gets in the way and we need to get things done despite the obstacles before us.
If anybody knows this well, it will certainly be Deep Visual. And he does it all in a calm and collected manner, and puts his stories, with all their tensions, in the place where most tensions go for this medium: the VJ Forums. I certainly love a good story. His stories are my favorite and I am sure there are many that I don’t know about. But even better then just telling a story he has also delivered some good documentation to show the results of his labors.
A nicely executed and documented installation along with performances for an event in Copenhagen worked on by Vibeke Bertelsen. Vibeke’s own words:
I am a part of the visuals collective Obscura (based in Copenhagen) and I thought I’d write you and tell a bit about a recent project we did.
We were commisioned to do the visuals for an event at The Royal Library in Copenhagen. The library is an amazing building with a big central hall that spans the full height of the building (29m). We decided to try and cover as big an area of this room as possible and came up with an idea of building a ‘projector tree’ – an installation of 20 video projectors on tripods. Here’s a clip from the preparations
where you can see us building the ‘tree’.
Of interest to you and your readers might be that we handled the whole thing from one Mac Pro using Modul8. We had 10 unique signals coming out of the Mac Pro. This was possible with two triple heads, one dual head and two additional outputs. These outputs were then doubled up and sent to the 20 beamers. Additionally at one point we took in a ‘camera input’ from an external machine using a capture card. Not once did we have any glitches or bottle necks. That was a nice experience.