Focus on a video studio that uses MadMapper for its mapping jobs: Desilence Studio
Hi, today we released MadMapper version 1.4.3, which is a maintenance release.
It contains the following modifications:
- Fix a crash after a long run of DMX outputs
- Fix unsaved property Mask Attachment
- Fix handle problems in the Mask and Quad Mask
- Avoids the use of the same ArtNet univers as input and output
- Texts descriptions in the interface
Available through yourspace.
MAY, JUNE, JULY in Berlin 2013
VJ Zaz will elaborate on the production method and workflow from the United VJs alongside with software packages such as Modul8, MadMapper, Blendy VJ and Blendy Dome VJ.
This is an advanced video mapping and fulldome workshop where professional workflows and production techniques are shown in depth.
- Master Classes are limited to 6 students only -
Class 3: 3 & 4 June 2013 / 17:00 – 23:00
Class 4: 9 & 10 July 2013 / 17:00 – 23:00
Class 5: 23 & 24 July 2013 / 17:00 – 23:00
16:45 – Registration
17:00 – Video Mapping in real case studies with Q&A session.
18:00 – Production methodology / workflow of the United VJs.
18.30 – Video Projectionist, LUX calculations, Blueprint creation.
19.00 – Introduction to Mad Mapper and its basics.
20.00 – Practice session
23.00 – END
17:00: Introduction to fulldome and “Blendy Dome VJ”- software presentation.
18:00: Productions techniques for 2D / 3D content for Video Mapping.
19.00: Advanced resources of Mad Mapper: Stacking, Curved surfaces, mesh, masks
19.30: Edge Blend – BLENDY VJ.
20.00: Practice session
Classes can be re-arranged accordingly to the students interests.
Duration: 2 days. 6 + 6 hours
Location: Kino Krokodil, Greifenhagener Str. 32 , 10437 Berlin, Germany
- Mac OS X based computer running 10.6.8 or greater.
- DVI or MiniDVI adapter that allows you to connect your computer to a projector
- Working knowledge of VJ, graphics and video creation software.
- Projector, camera and MIDI controler.
- Bring projection surface material for practice.
You must register.
New generations of video mapping artists is constant. In this instance, Jolien Brands designs a font specifically for projections (a first?).
The text from the vimeo page explains:
“Fragmental is a tetrahedron based geometric sculpture – designed as a surface for typographic animations. Using the projection mapping technique we get an illusion of depth & perspective that gives the different kinds of letters a new dimension in space & time.
St Lucas university college of art & design presented me the task of creating a Font machine. A machine that on its own creates an unique font. I have chosen light as my medium for creating the 26 characters of the alphabet. By using the projection mapping technique where the light acts as the medium for the machine – I was able to bring the full alphabet to life.”
A full description of the work can be found on their online portfolio.
Now I want to see a version in cyrillic.
Get an eye full of inspiration from this video document covering the offerings this year at the Mapping Festival exhibition. The cinematic quality of this document almost makes the experience more tantalizing that it actually really can be in person, although I am 100% sure that it is probably equally breath taking if one just puts their phone in their pocket for a moment to just plainly stare at the works on display.
The 2013 edition of the Mapping Festival in Geneva, Switzerland goes into its 7th day of its 10 day run. I am not there this year for personal reasons so I have the benefit of seeing things from a distance while still appreciating what I know goes into the whole operation when doing a festival of this scale.
The above is a structure that is the results of the “LED & video mapping” workshop conducted by members of the GarageCUBE/1024 teams. The installation will be celebrated with a appropriately entitled “High Voltage” party tonight 11pm.
You could not make it to the festival this year, and you are reading this post. Fear not, because there is a plethora of photos posted daily on the Mapping Festival website. I highly recommend looking at photos of the exhibits as they curatorial for this years edition has outdone itself.
Impartido por Blanca Regina y Gorka Cortazar con la colaboración de Carlos Serrano.
Días: 31 de mayo, 1 y 2 de junio 2013 (intensivo)
Lugar: La Boca del Lobo -Espacio de Cultura- C/Argumosa 11, Madrid
Horarios: (duración 20 horas)
Viernes tarde: 16:00 a 20:00h y Sábado y Domingo: 10.30 a 14.30 y de 15.30 a 20.30 Inscripciones e información: info [at] mademotion [dot] net www.mademotion.net
DESCRIPCIÓN DEL CURSO
El curso está basado en introducción a la técnica de videomapping no sólo como técnica sino como forma artística. Abordaremos las características, técnicas y producción de proyectos audiovisuales. Asimismo se analizarán técnicamente ejemplos de trabajos artísticos y profesionales y explicaremos los métodos de creación que pondremos en práctica mediante ejercicios. A través de la selección y creación de las superficie, su análisis, crearemos material audiovisual ajustado a la misma.
Al finalizar el curso el alumn@ estará capacitado para diseñar proyectos y producir trabajos audiovisuales. Para cerrar el taller presentarán los ejercicios desarrollados durante el curso.
El curso está orientado a los profesionales en artes audiovisuales, procesos, diseño gráfico, arquitectura y otras disciplinas afines.
Fotos de cursos anteriores http://flic.kr/s/aHsjEknFMK CONTENIDO
Sesión 1 (Viernes tarde, de 16:00 a 20:00)
- Presentación del taller, características y ejemplos. Técnicas de mapping. 2 h. – Tipos de proyectores y softwares. 1 h.
- Diseño de grupos y trabajo de taller. 1h.
Sesión 2 (Sabado mañana y tarde)
- Trabajo con la herramienta en profundidad (librerías en processing, VTP, Mad Mapper) , técnica, software y hardware.2h
- Selección y creación del espacio físico. Planificación y modelado 3D. Transferir el espacio físico al ordenador. 1 h.
- Procesamiento de material para proyección.1 h. – Desarrollo de proyectos 3 h.
Sesión 3 (Domingo mañana y tarde )
- Desarrollo de proyectos 4 h.
- Organización de montaje y pruebas 2h. – Muestra de resultados 1h.
Máximo 10 alumnos. Reserva a través de info [at] mademotion [dot] net
Imprescindible informática a nivel medio. Se recomienda que le alumno traiga ordenador portátil Mac o PC así como controladores midi y OSC.
Recomendaciones: Conocimientos de vídeo, diseño 3D y/o Processing.
El curso aporta el equipo necesario: Ordenadores , controladores Midi y OSC, demos de programas.
Material Extra : Uso de Dual y Triple Head.
Espacio de trabajo con mesas, sillas y tomas eléctricas.
Proyectores: mínimo 8 proyectores de vídeo (2500 lumens) Equipo de Audio: Mesa y cajas de sonido autoamplificadas.
I have to admit that I have never been completely convinced of the Kinect and what the artistic community has been doing with it (including to a small degree myself). I always have this feeling that the basic parameters of good interface design are most often ignored, when creating meaningful representations of what its capabilities are, and the interpretations of body movement data it produces, in relation to body movements.
ThingsHappen have used Modul8 in the past to very good effect. In some of their works I saw high quality images with an alpha channel being scaled or smoothly interpolated across a black background. This for me spoke volumes about the power of Modul8 as a tool for live composition, connected with creating curious counter points with the content. It was somehow never repetitive and continually informative.
So it’s nice to see ThingsHappen to continue to live up to their name. It makes complete sense to me how they overlay a graphical interface that allows you to see what you are doing and also remain interesting to an audience, well, at least me anyway.
I like the idea that this can be used to represent notation, like amplifying the movements of the conductor, this way the audience and the orchestra (yes, I real live orchestra with lots of strings and big tympani drums) can see the queues. If not done too obviously, it could be pretty engaging. The pitfall is what leads me to a point I am sure that ThingsHappen are fairly clear about in their video. Even though it is done with crisp video and beautiful compositions of color, the figure of the person silhouetted in black, almost makes the video an artwork in itself, it is still a demo. And I would expect nothing less from ThingsHappen to… make things happen.
And they used MadMapper.
This week posted an interview on the Modul8 blog that I did with the Norwegian based VJ, Mads Meskalin. As part of the interview he mentioned a theater production he collaborated on that grabbed my attention, not just for the fact that Mads used an interesting set software tools (read below) but also from a collaborative point of view and the application of those tools in a theatrical setting. Mads writes:
“DropOut was written on basis of an article in a Norwegian local newspaper about kids who drop out of high school. The piece is intended to describe a person dropping as a circumstantial fact, and provides some critique on both youth and the school system alike. It was written by Kate Pendry, directed by Thomas Østgaard on order from Oppland Fylkeskommune and tour went through DKS (The cultural school literally translated) DKS is a national initiative who provides the schools in Norway with professional art and culture.
Technically, it is being performed in a 40sqm pitch black tent, as the play is dependent on total darkness and needs to be movable form day to day. Its not meant to be a pleasant play, and feedback from many viewers have confirmed this. We used Qlab, Syphon Virtual Screen, MiniStage Console and MadMapper to play back the entire show from one laptop. The most important part was the workflow. All the faces are from the same actor hanging in the rig, as well as all voices. The play was produced as rehearsals went on, and it was a new workflow for everybody. However, version 2.0 is right around the corner!”
This smart scenographic project shows MAD_light in action, depicting the possibility to sync pixels between video and lights.
Matthias is actually controlling 63 sunstrips lights AND projecting visuals at the same time, using Modul8 and MadMapper in combo. Congrats !