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jean poole

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    melbourne
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    video, motion gfx, VJing, live audiovisual performance, projection mapping, animation, DSLR production, theatre, video within event productions.

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    Vidi-yo in Melbourne: animation, projection mapping, real-time performance, installations, editing, DSLR productions.
  1. “There’s a lot of wonderful possibilities for real-time visual compositing with Quartz Composer. Most existing QC learning resources though, tend to emphasise the generative graphics capabilities of QC. For those with a post-production, animation, motion graphics or VJ background – QC’s composition potential can be difficult to unleash.” Hoping to make the transition to Quartz Composer a bit easier for the above kinda folk - I’ve gone and made a page which documents how various animation + post production techniques and processes can be recreated inside QC… (eg Composite multiple video sources, Image Masking, Pre-framing video into compositions, Working With Layers from Photoshop, Nesting + Pre-composing in AE, Inverse Kinematics, camera paths.. etc). I’m planning to slowly add to this ‘Compositing with Quartz Composer‘ page over time.. with the hope that it’ll - help non-programmers with video compositing ideas, adapt to QC more easily help me wrap my head around QC better (the page features many questions…) encourage more experimentation with visual composition effects in QC (alongside the current popularity of using QC to generate graphics) Would love to hear from anyone with questions (about something that isn’t clear) – or suggestions ( how to clarify a concept better, or other animation concepts that could be included etc ). http://www.skynoise.net/quartz-composer/compositing-and-quartz-composer/
  2. “There’s a lot of wonderful possibilities for real-time visual compositing with Quartz Composer. Most existing QC learning resources though, tend to emphasise the generative graphics capabilities of QC. For those with a post-production, animation, motion graphics or VJ background – QC’s composition potential can be difficult to unleash.” Hoping to make the transition to Quartz Composer a bit easier for the above kinda folk - I’ve gone and made a page which documents how various animation + post production techniques and processes can be recreated inside QC… (eg Composite multiple video sources, Image Masking, Pre-framing video into compositions, Working With Layers from Photoshop, Nesting + Pre-composing in AE, Inverse Kinematics, camera paths.. etc). I’m planning to slowly add to this ‘Compositing with Quartz Composer‘ page over time.. with the hope that it’ll - help non-programmers with video compositing ideas, adapt to QC more easily help me wrap my head around QC better (the page features many questions…) encourage more experimentation with visual composition effects in QC (alongside the current popularity of using QC to generate graphics) Would love to hear from anyone with questions (about something that isn’t clear) – or suggestions ( how to clarify a concept better, or other animation concepts that could be included etc ). http://www.skynoise.net/quartz-composer/compositing-and-quartz-composer/
  3. http://projectorcentral.com - has the best overview of projectors ( and things to think about before buying / hiring them )
  4. Not sure about mograph meet-ups... ( I'm not focussed on mograph, just do some of it as part of freelance video ) but there's often film + gfx related festivals / conferences etc at ACMI... re studio spaces - this is a handy bookmark of spare rooms coming up: http://www.creativespaces.net.au/
  5. A late thanks for this - appreciate the reply... ( but didn't get email notified about the reply )... Turned out there was a simple solution.. just took me sleeping and waking up the next day to realise how easy it should've been - import 500 images into AE, and *before* sequencing them... ie while they're all in exact alignment under each other, just select all layers, and modify the scale values of the in and out points.... *then* sequence the layers.... and presto - each image is being slowly zoomed in on.... I can see how your method would be useful for increasing scale relative to the layer above it though... thanks!
  6. Check out some mapping software and their tutorials >> http://madmapper.com / http://meshwarpserver.org ( free ) http://hcgilje.wordpress.com/vpt/ ( free ) or do some searches for projection mapping tutorial.. eg http://vvvv.org/documentation/how-to-project-on-3d-geometry or http://www.weltlighting.com/3d-video-mapping-projection-tutorial/ Good luck!
  7. Just wondering if any gurus had advice about this problem > Am creating a range of After Effects sequences with 500+ images in each... I can bulk-adjust image quality fine - by either importing as sequence, or using adjustment layers... but I'm trying to think of some ways to automate parameters like scaling - on an image by image basis... eg I'd like to start each image at a certain scale, then increase it a small per centage / to create a continuous slight zoom that'd enhance a series of photos that travel along a wilderness path. Is this something I should try and figure out expressions for - or is there some simpler solution I'm missing? thanks!
  8. Interesting discussion ( if a little overheated at times ) - electronic vocal-less music is often teamed up with - and suited to abstract aesthetics - and there's nothing wrong with that. ( People don't complain about hearing some instrumental electronic track - by saying - there's no story in that' - we understand and appreciate it on some emotive level. A lot of visual artists / motion graphic artists / VJs work in ways that explore textures / moods / rhythms - eg visualmusic.blogspot.com - and it sometimes misunderstands the work to expect more narrative in it. That said - if I watch an abstract 3 minute video today - I'm generally wanting to be wowed by some technique, impressed by how they've integrated everything, and it has kept my interest by changing gears a few times during the clip - offered some variations / surprises / next levels ... which is a narrative of sorts. I liked the clip - great as a background in a club environment - but for me - also fine on a screen - a more interesting backdrop to a song than most mp3 jpg placeholders left on youtube. It won't make my best of lists though - because the techniques didn't go far enough, after initial introduction. A great foundation for future experimenting though : )
  9. Got a brief chance to spray some pixels on a 100 million year old dinosaur skeleton.. and so armed with a camera, laptop, projector and Madmapper and VDMX software, I went at it.. some results below.. https://vimeo.com/37640575 http://www.skynoise.net/2012/02/29/re-animating-dinosaur-skeletons
  10. Hi Zummbie - thanks for the note - more congo tardis tunes here if you like that... the longer mix is fun.... I've used Resolume ( review ) as well as VDMX, and they've both got their merits... You can use Syphon with Resolume as well - eg - this tutorial about how to connect Resolume with Madmapper, using Syphon as the bridge between applications... Which means you could use Resolume to do a bunch of triggering and manipulating of clips, while recording it with the Syphon recorder in HD... VDMX has a bit more of a learning curve, but the modular set-up it has, allows a greater range of pixel possibilities...
  11. Long-time lurker here... I use both motion graphics and VJ software, but until now have been mostly participating within various VJ forums, and figure that it's a good time to change. After just finishing a micro-budget music video, I've posted over at skynoise.net a small piece about using VDMX, Syphon + After Effects together. VDMX is powerful real-time video software you can use with midi knobs and sliders of a midi controller, and Syphon is a newish protocol for easily sending video between applications ( eg to Syphon recorder for real-time HD recording ). This can be really great for customising some material for use within the likes of After Effects. It's not bleeding edge or anything, but I'm increasingly happy about the state of video capabilities these days. If the post resonates in any way, I'd be curious to hear about it.. ( Or direct link to vimeo clip, if you want to leave a comment there.... any feedback about the animation itself very welcomed / craved.. as the post explains, it had to be done in a short time, with some wonky green screen footage... )
  12. Sounds like you've been pranked - system prefs > universal access > seeing > then there's an option for black on white or white on black. ( which you can also set with the key commands above )
  13. hello from Melbourne - I'd be happy to try out your Shining / Twin Peaks files... they'd be fun to include within some VJing..
  14. re good VJ software? I recommend VDMX for os x ( which can integrate quartz composer patches really easily ) and 99% of parameters in the program can easily ( a short right click away ) be assigned to be controlled by midi controllers, key commands, other data or the built in audio analysis etc have a browse of the forum at the site, to gauge the kinds of projects and possibilities people are playing with : ) http://www.vidvox.net -- melbourne http://www.skynoise.net
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