VJing with Artificialeyes.tv in Istambul

Well, after a troubled voyage to Istambul, I finally got there on Friday night. Mr Todd was away to LA for some gigs and Michael gave me a warm welcome on his house, with a great view over the Bosforus. He put me up to date with the most recent beta version of the 3L (thrill) software.
VJ's, prepare! - that's all I can say to this amazing piece of mac software, as it now flows steady as a rock together with a great interface design.
It will soon be on the market, and I am quite sure that this, together with all the amazing work they have been doing on the turkish night scene, will definetly push them to the top 10 VJ's in the world... Realtime 3D .obj manipulation, total control over all effects, 6 realtime layers manipulation, objects mapping and morphing, you name it.
Artificialeyes.tv have been working hard in these last years and taking every step as a well defined strategy towards worldwide recognition.
Their most recent partnership with VMS has turned into a masterstroke, as they have developed an additional module to 3L that allows total control over the movements of the mirrors via DMX.
All projectors are connected to a single DMX output (a technical wonder) that plugs into the powerbook with a simple USB. They are, at this moment, the only VJ crew in the world owning 8 VMS projectors (!) in their setup. And what a show!

We took the whole afternoon of saturday setting up the hardware at the ROXY, one of the ten best bar/discos in Istambul. That included not only the set-up of the projectors, as well as hangig the thulle, that provides a unique projection surface. The party presented german Mousse-T, that performed a very steady and consistent housemusic DJ set. That night was one of the many Burn (energy drink) promotional parties artificialeyes.tv are doing visuals to. By the way, Burn and Vodka go very well together :-)

Hope to do something big with you guys again (were did I hear that?) :-). Love and peace...

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Experiências em Stop Motion

A técnica de filmagem em stop motion tem evoluído muito em termos tecnicos e criativos desde o seu aparecimento no início do século XX.
O Stop Motion foi repescado no filme Matrix e tem vindo desde então a ganhar crescentes adeptos por ser uma forma barata de fazer cinema experimental, com um resultado visual quase sempre surpreendente. Existem inúmeros exemplos, mas ficam aqui alguns interessantes, todos eles caseiros:

Human Space Invaders
Stop Motion Candles
Videoclip caseiro


Pisa-Papéis - Guia para produtores de eventos

Mais uma vez a videomorphose está presente na edição do Pisa-Papéis, o melhor guia nacional de serviços e artistas para produtores culturais.

Com uma tiragem de 5.000 exemplares e um bom design e facilidade de consulta, o Pisa-Papéis é uma excelente ferramenta para quem organiza eventos e precisa de encontrar fornecedores de serviços, artistas, etc... Tem actualmente 331 espectáculos, 356 entidades e 986 contactos.

Também agendado está o Festival Número-Projecta'07, que irá decorrer de 7 a 15 Novembro no Cinema S.Jorge.


Videomorphose em Istambul

No próximo dia 28 Maio vamos estar em Istambul, a convite dos Artificialeyes.tv, para uma v-jamm session com o DJ Mousse-T, na discoteca mais antiga e badalada, o Roxy.

Uma das razões desta visita, além de visitar os amigos, é testar os projectores VMS (Video Moving System) por eles instalados e que são o verdadeiro espectáculo em termos de utilização visual do espaço e de criatividade para os VJs.

Aproveitando a deixa, vamos ainda ver na sexta-feira ao concerto dos Coldcut :-)


One of the first producers of house music in Germany, Mousse T. began his career in 1990 as keyboard player for a small band known as Fun Key B. At the same time, he set up his own recording studio and began DJing in the city of Hannover. Besides working on his own productions, usually with partner Errol Renalls, Mousse T. also wrote and produced tracks for other artists. In 1993, he founded, along with Renalls, Peppermint Jam Records, a label specializing in uplifting house music and acid jazz.

His 1998 production "Horny" featuring Hot 'n' Juicy on vocals reached the top of the Billboard dance charts in the late 1990s and Top 20 in the UK and Australia. His first album, Gourmet de Funk, was released in 2001. In 2004, he entered once again entered the Single Charts with his song "Is It 'Cos I'm Cool?", which is featured on his second album, All Nite Madness, released in 2004.

In 2006, Mousse T. released a mash-up called "Horny As A Dandy". The song fused the vocals of "Horny" and the music of "Bohemian Like You" by The Dandy Warhols.