Continuing to be busy over the last year - too distracted to be posting status updates, obviously - with projects involving the convergence of art, music, and technology, from LA to London to Europe to NYC ...
I just found out about this. Next to videos for Trent Reznor, Gary Numan, and IAMX, my video for The Present Moment's "Intrigue" appeared in the ID:UD 10 Best Videos of 2011:
I directed the new video for the LA band, Moodorgan:
The new video for The Present Moment (Desire Records / Mannequin Records) is complete.
I wrote and directed. View it, here: http://vimeo.com/29817261
May 12 was the deadline for completing the edit for Moodorgan's track Remember the Truth [prv2 (9.9.9) mix]. The concept for the video involved a number of "videos-within-a-video" integrated into a futuristic urban environment; with a lot of architecture to render, we had to put a few additional render machines on line.
It was also necessary to integrate a bunch of greenscreen footage shot at our warehouse space downtown.
Most of the editing was executed in Final Cut Pro; Lightwave for the 3D elements, and most of the compositing in After Effects.
The latest edit can be viewed here.
Also this week was the first test of the full-body gesture recognition and translation system, downtown at our warehouse space.
With the audio system, video projection, lighting and laptops to run the audio and video software set up, we strapped the sensor system on dancer Forest and ran a short improvised performance where her movements drove both the music and visual compositions.
In 2005 I assembled a group of artists and musicians to create images and sounds in a live performance environment.
Starting some experiments next week using live gesture recognition to control projected video sources. Stay tuned ...
Many of my corporate/commercial projects over the years have involved video production of one sort or another, but the more interesting work that I've done - in my opinion - has been for screenings and performances in galleries and entertainment venues. My reel from this era is here.