Monday, November 30, 2009

Whats going on with the promoters?

It seems that some promoters just going back in there developement. All I see at events this days are bad adjusted projetions out of the box. They even never heard something about keystone and imagequality.
It's just pain in my eyes to see that. So if you don't wanna spend the fee for a decent vj than just turn the beamers off. It's better if there is nothing projected than showing crap! And yes, I know 90% of the guests just don's pay attention to the screens... at least not active. but some will and they talk about it. It's just a bit of an extra eyecandy... but I like it a lot!

And now just a nice and creative new week to all my readers.

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Ebony Club Installation by Pixelschubser

VJ Pixelschubser from Mannheim just working at a installation at the ebony club. here are the first official pictures. would like to play there once.. looks cosy... nice job benjamin...

told:by Kyle Lyons

So here comes the next one. We all know him allready from Kyle Lyons. Enjoy!

Q: Where does your Artist name come from?
A: Currently I use my real name when I perform.  Originally when I started performing at raves and Psytrance parties 10 years ago I used the name "VJ DMT" which was my acronym for Digital Media Therapy but it is more commonly known as Dimethyltryptamine a naturally occurring tryptamine and powerful  psychedelic that is often found in plants but also in the human body.  Back then this was a very interesting topic for me.  I think the psychedelic culture and VJ culture complimented each other on many different levels so I wanted to give people the impression that my work was the most powerful mind blowing visual experience but I’m still working on that :P
Q: What describes your VJing style the best?
A: Right now I work a lot with stop motion & timelapse photography. So my work is very organic and real.  I don’t have the classical 3D or 2D animation training so I rely on photography and some video.  In the last few years I have been studying After Effects and Particle Illusion to get more into motion graphics and animation.  I think 3D will be my next mountain to climb.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: It’s always been my dream to travel to Asia, even better if I get the opportunity to VJ there.  I just got back from a 5 week tour of Malaysia and Indonesia so I feel very fortunate to have had the opportunity to do visuals and travel there.  The visual artists there are very dedicated and hardworking.  I think my next goal will be Japan, Korea or China but I also have my eyes set on South America.  I enjoy working with local acts in the countries I visit because they have a lot to offer visually.  You pick up new techniques and ideas.  It's a great way to share knowledge.
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: The world is your visual playground.  Go explore, document, capture, film, photograph, edit, cut and produce what makes you happy.
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told: by interview session?
A: Dan “Dubassy” Talson who has been a big inspiration for my own work.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Calender by german printservice

The german printservice is just publishing a big wallcalender called web2010. I like the idea pretty much and the best: they give it away if you blog or twitt about this little wanna have thing... So my dear druckerei: here I blogged and I tweeted please send me such a calender cause I need it soooo much.

interview w/ AntiVJ, Grant Davis and VJ Spetto (Brazil)

This was shoot at the Red Bull House of Art just before the AntiVJ workshop. AntiVJ is quit known for some mappings and installations. just tube him or look at his vimeo account.

I just found at the A/V Cultur Blog

You Suck At Photoshop

Just had a laugh on this series of photoshop tutorials. Äh.. Photoshop... at a video blog? Yes, no worry! It's a very basic tool just to make pictures looking nice. TBH it has a very nice workflow 2gether with AE wich is just perfect for video.. Ah ok, you already knew that. So listen and just watch this tut:

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Video Remix for Devon Miles

Dear fellowers...

Yesterday arrived the DVD from some say iconic vj Devon Miles. On it the clips he asked me to do some remix. And I will remix it... It's a musicvideo for a befriended artist of Devon. It's from Alec Troniq - I'm The Foolaloof. Here is what he did. I love the track and I would love to do the remix even better.... hope you both like the result if I'am finished.

Moderndog visuals by Michael Paul Young

Micheal Paul Jung did some pretty nice visuals for there concert in Bangkok.There are serveral Videos on his Vimeoprofile and worth seeing it. Overal he made the clips for 14 Songs out of 26 with 10 options each. But you may read it by youself if you are going to see the other videos as well.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

VJ Loops & VJ Vault Contest 3 results of the 5 best AV Loops!

The winners of the 3rd VJ Loops & VJ Vault Contest are fixed. The judges did there jobs well.
  1. StereoNoize
  2. Taras Gesh
  3. Sarchiapone
  4. Erandistic
  5. Sort VJ's
Congrats to all off you. Now I'm looking for the next contest to participate as well ther.. let's see how far I may do it.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Devons trip to Kazantip

Here is a nice Video done by Devon Miles. He was at Kazantip vjing... would love to vj there as well..

Metropia - A film made in After Effects

Hey friends what's up today?
I hope you all had a nice weekend. I had that's for sure. Anyway just found a nice trailer of the Film Metropia and just asking myself how was it done. After a pretty short session at my favorite search engine I found out about it. It's made completly in my weapon of choice After Effects. It's a bit of 2D, 3D and some photorealisitk film. I like the look Isak Gjertsen and his team created with a 3 million Euro budget. It's worth having a look on it. trust me.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

told:by Devon Miles

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: Devon Miles is the boss of Michael Knight aka Night Rider. Devon is a distinguished old gentleman with gray hair, driving around in a van full of video equipement. pretty much like me...
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
 A: iconographic, identifiable vector graphics mixed with camera footage. a balance between art and entertainment.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: I would like to play at burning man, well, because Its probably one of the last adventures after Kazantip. then I would like to do the visuals for MUSE because they are the only Rock music artists I listen to and I think my style would match theirs pretty good.
Q: Your personal famous last words?
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession? 
A: VJ Syru

Friday, November 20, 2009

Great Musicvideo of Depeche Mode by Eric Wareheim

Another great use of I think Trapcodes Particular and After Effects. And it's one of the best Bands for me...Thanks Eric.

N.A.S.A: Tom Waits and Kool Keith “Spacious Thoughts”

When it comes to animated musicvideos this on is pretty much what I call well done. Not only the motion design itself no the music is also great. So watch it...


Just got a link via twitter to this short and clean but well done video. I like it and I share it with you. Respect! It's done by two brothers, I wish my brother would be into sound as well.. ;)

Traffic from Michiel Verweij on Vimeo.

Sorry for not Updating

Hey Dudes,

sorry for not updating Seen:By for the last 2 days. I just had a so damn bad internetconnection that it was not fun surfing the net. Next Update will be during the day.

For those interested in Told:By inerviews this weekend it's time for Devon Miles a grand VJ living in Leipzig and traveling around. So stay tuned and come back regulary for new inspiration. Cheers to all.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Here is my first clip done with trapcode plugins in AE

Some Guys using a projector to fake the great escape...

This clip I got just mentioned via and I just had to laugh...

Yout dutch guyes are just crazy... lovely

2012 and his effects

So what's up. For all of you - here are some videos at youtube that give a view on the cg that made this film happen. I'm going tomorrow to see it just befor a culcha candela concert. Anyway it's just a pitty that the 2012 effects are not explained in detail but if you are in to cg and compositing than you find out...

Monday, November 16, 2009

Pay the writer... or any creative worker!

Just found in and think it's worth to be mentioned here as well. Cause it's always the same with the creatives. Do this and that for free but you'll bee reconized by public... Damn, no way. We all do a more or less good job and we all need to fill up our fridge and need to pay our bills. So please watch and listen carefully.

Short Clip by Gruppe E from Berlin

And another clip I like. It's from Gruppe E. Berlin based with a residence club in Dessau. Not that far away from me but still didn't managed to go to this club... But anyway I like the stuff they do.

Who did (rmx) - Consistent / Das Kraftfuttermischwerk from e on Vimeo.

Civilisation from Hell to Heaven

I saw this nice piece of animation a couple of months ago. It was mentioned at a german magazin. Now I just found it again. It's a compositing out of hundreds of moviefiles done in After Effects. It's done for an elevator at a NewYork based hotel. Hope I'll have the time to make a visit there next year...

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Visualisation Festival 2009 #2

Just missed to post the trailer for the upcomming Visualisation-Festival.

told:by - VJ Wunderkind

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: My Pseudonym has 2 origins. 1st it comes from my wife's favourite film "Wir Wunderkinder." The second reason is that I wanted a German word that English speakers would understand.
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: I guess it's kind of hard to describe my style as I'm in the middle of making a change. But if I had to give a short description, it would be simple and clean, maybe even minimalistic. That's because I don't want to end up having a total chaos on the screen. Neither do I want to cause epileptic shocks by changing too fast. So I keep it rather slow and simple.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: Hmm who would I like to do visuals for... Tough one. I love Massive Attack, but UVA have done a fine job for them already. I think in general I'd like to get more into stage and light design and it doesn't really matter what act it is because I find new situations challenging anyways...
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: I'm not the DJ...
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession? 
A: My favourite VJs are Steve Gerges (fuusmuus/ visual delight), Toby *spark (who actually made me choose VDMX) and 100s more. It would be cool if you could talk to Kyle from vjloops. He's a really great guy and really good VJ, too.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

2nd Video for Transition EP

Hey guys and gals, this is the 2nd video edit for Maurizio Micelis Transition EP called Way Out. A nice clip made by SPXL from Sydney Australia.

Mapping Test in Vienna

Here we have some nice mapping for the Museum of Modern Art in Vienna. Watch and enjoy it's simple but always love to see architectural projections. It's time to make one by myself. ;)

MUMOK Resampled from Wolfgang F. Maier on Vimeo.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Typographic Motion Design

I really love to watch this kind of motiondesign. One of my next reels will be something like this just have to find a proper movie... and hopefully the result is at least just as goog as this. There are tons of videos out there like the both mentioned here. Just let you flow at the internet once you got a boring and rainy sunday...

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Pretty nice Videomapping

Just without words. Enjoy!

Maurizio Miceli - Gateway from Transitions EP

Here I've got a little nice Videomix for Maurizio Miceli from Italy.It's my first job for deepindub netlabel so please enjoy and watch. I also love the track. It's a warm deep techno beat that let you dream away. That's what I'd like to say with this really minimal style videoclip. Hope you enjoy. Feel free to comment this clip and  visit Maurizo at his site or deepindub to download the ep.

Maurizio Miceli - Transitions EP
Label:Load And Clear Netlabel
Catalog#:[L&C 15]
Style:Dub Techno
Written and composed by Maurizio Miceli -
Published by Load And Clear Netlabel

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Visualisation Festival 2009

Hey all,

this morning I got my confirmation to the visualisation festival in dezember. Now I'm looking foreward to give a damn nice show. Besides me a lot of real good visual artist a signed as well such as:
  • Retina Error (Delitzsch/Leipzig/DE)
  • Schallbild (Fürth/DE)
  • Julie Meitz (Lyon/FR)
  • (Wien/AU)
  • MXWendler (Weimar/DE)
  • Reply2All (Ilmenau/DE)
  • Bewegtbildbau (Braunschweig/DE)
  • Bildstörung (Zuerich/CH)
  • Emily Triplehead (Nuernberg/DE)
  • 7dex (Muenster/DE)
  • Paulo Barros (Sao Paulo/BR)
  • Electro-I-Man (Barcelona/ES)
  • VSXu (Stockholm/S)
Hope to see some old friends and meet even new ones. More information you'll find at:

Call for Entries at B-Side 2010

Just a Quote for all interested vjs and av-acts. Submit your work for B-Side festival in Mannheim (Germany)

B-Seite is looking for interactive installations, workshops, av acts and vj performances. submit your works! you will find more infos soon on there website:
So long you can contact VJ Pixelschubser for your submission or further questions:

The owners of a record player will easily relate to the concept of the Festival for Visual Arts and Contemporary Culture: sometimes it’s the unimposing ‘B’ that is hiding the true gem of a vinyl record. B-Side is tracing these jewels that are prospering out of the limelight. B-Side risks a second look and does not refrain from placing the needle on the grooves that have gone unnoticed.
This non-commercial festival deals with all varieties of modern visual arts, explores media intersections and opens up new perspectives, a different way to look at new trends and developments. Video art, computer art, interactive projection and light design are the cornerstones of this event, discussions, lectures and workshops will complete the offering. Additionally, the biggest VJ conference in the South of Germany will be held.

Monday, November 9, 2009

Great stageshow by Eyesupply

Great VJ and Lightshow at Masters of Hardcore in Assen (Netherlands) Much respect to the stagedesign and vjing... thats how it rocks.


I just got pointed to this clip I wanna share with you guys. Besides the message it's also a great video made in after effects. Thanks If you want to read and see more visit

Sunday, November 8, 2009

told:by Retina Error

May I introduce you to a series of small interviews with other vj's around the globe. The basic Idea behind is to start interviewing one with just 5 questions and a link to his demoreel or website and whatever belongs to him or her or them. The questions are allways the same and the last question gives you a hint who'll be one of the next vj's featured at this place. I hope you enjoy this and makes you come regulary to my blog.

The first one in the row is me just because someone has to start.

told:by Retina.Error

Q: Where is you'r Artistname come from?
A: It's just because of my left eye. there is indeed an error at my retina. In fact I cant see all the nice 3D movies and I have a really personal name that belongs to me. That's the story behind.
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: I'd say its a mix between abstract visuals and a few real movies I made by my self. Mixed absolutley live and with passion at my deck. Before that I just grabbed all I could find on the net.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: MELT! open air. Just because It's my favorite since his beginning in the late 90's
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: Lass knacken baby...!
5: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession?
A: Devon Miles


Damn it's sunday morning and I just feel like surfing around and watch some reels... this one I also like to post. It's by done by video trio Bruno Tait... I like the clean and professional look. It's worth looking at it.

BRUNO TAIT REEL 08 from dirk rauscher on Vimeo.

publicubes : a final thesis project

got a mail this morning from benju. he is doing a real nice project on his final thesis. He just asked to use a video I uploaded for the one minute project at vimeo. Anyway he's doing this publicubesproject and is asking everybody to help with a small videoclip between 30 and 60 seconds. So if you are interestet here is the concept. Feel free to participate. chees to Salzburg.

Presentation: Thu., 12.11.2009, 19:30
Lokalbahnhof Salzburg (located in the Main Station)
Installed at Lokalbahnhof: Thu. 12. bis Sat. 14.11.2009

The 2009 Reel of vj 249_k (pixelsync)

Here I come with my daily portion of vj reel.. it's the reel of rotterdams vj 249_k. It's not that mindblowing but in sync and I like his abstract 3d models watch as well the pictures he's got in his myspace fotoalbum. So now just enjoy viewing with a nice cup of coffee..

Saturday, November 7, 2009

A shorty for the night..

I like the look and feel of this oneshot movie. Just found it in Vimeo and had to share. greetings to Sofia...

Yesterday at Druckbox in Leipzig

Hey everybody,
yesterday I went with a friend of mine to the club Druckbox located in Leipzig. Strange things happend there...
I felt like it was 1994 or somthing like this... it's a pretty dark club just strobes and a laser beam and fog, fog and again fog. just like it has to be at staight techno partys. The lineup was also pretty nice with Norris Terrify and Reche&Recall vs.NDK and some more. But the strange thing is that the 2nd floor was just used for a dance evening for lets say older people. Candlelight and waiter service and a DJ playing Fox and moderating the evening.. guess what? Yeah... smoking area was outside so the old ppl and the hardtechno freaks both went outside and some of each just showed up at the opposite floor.. strange. 1.30 a.m. in the night they even did not close the floor but instead they rebuild it cleaned a tiny bit and made the big floor just smaller. after half a hour it was a minimal tech floor... without fog and just one scanner... strange.. really strange.

Last time I've seen sort of that was 1999 at Flux Club in Amsterdam for the Six in the Mix Tour of Sven Väth.

Flimmerkiste in Mannheim (Germany)

A nice clip by Swen Seyerlen

Flimmerkiste 29.10.09 from Swen Seyerlen on Vimeo.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Visuals from Scratch in Resolume Avenue

This is so cool I just have to post. Taras Gesh from Russia just shows how to make pretty easy and cool visuals without any prepared footage just out of the features Resolume Avenue is comming.

Reel by VJane Lynx de Luxe

Hey there...
so here I like to show you some reels I found in the world wide web from other vj's of course I'll post mine as well but on focus are others. It's allways inspiring to see what creativity is out there.. respect...

The first one is from Nuernbergs VJane Lynx de Luxe have fun watching it:

lynxreel from Lynx de Luxe on Vimeo.

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Testing Resolume Avenue

Here we go folks,

Last week I become a betatester for a new beta of Resolume Avenue and after some crashes (driver problems) avenue is quit stable and it feels really good. it's fast in my point of view. my testing machine is a 2 years old core2duo with a GeForce 8600M GT.

The Framerates are pretty well around 40 to 60 a second. the only problem that now I'm going to buy it so I have to remap all my midisettings in my live setup and because of the nice audiofeatures I think I'll find a producer to work with or I try to make some music to become a audio/video artist. but that's out of question for the moment. I'll give it a try for the next two or three weeks an dann I've got my x-mas... so Bart and Edwin.. prepare a a boxversion for me... I think just like the interface pretty well designed. Here you will find all the features just to much to write here and I guess most of the vj's already know about it.

hope to have you guys another couple of years making such a nice software...So I'm going back to play around with it and write my results 

Hello World!

Welcome to my new Blog. Here I'll post from now pictures and videos from vj performances and light or videoinstallations. You'll find interesting eventtips and in general stuff that belongs to video, graphics and motiondesign such as tutorials for after effects or trapcode or photoshop... so that's it for now guess we'll read us. chees