Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Kreatives Leipzig - 001 Monday3h Logoanimation


Nummer Eins aus einer neuen Reihe in der ich jeden Montag eine kleine Logoanimation bauen werde. Die vorgaben sind einfach: 3 Stunden Zeit, nicht länger als 15 Sekunden pro Clip und das Logo wähle ich selbst. Mal schauen was alles bei rauskommt. :)

ipad music video - Eye of the Tiger remix - Instruments played entire...

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Veranstalter gegen VJ - Immer das selbe...

Kyle von VJ Loops bringt es mit diesem kleinen Video auf den Punkt. Das kuriose ist das ich das in etwa so vor genau einer Woche erlebt habe... dabei frage ich mich ernsthaft wie wer hier in den Gefilden in denen ich Fische größer ist als einige der Ed Bangerleute oder DJ's von Boyze Noise. Ich habe das zweifelhafte Glück mit fast allen ganz großen schon gespielt zu haben aber scheinbar sind die Berliner Local größen noch größer also die Weltweit erfolgreichen.



Danke Kyle für diese sehr lustige Zusammenfassung.. :D

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Summer of 2010

Was war das für ein Sommer... es war ein geiler Sommer! Neben einigen kleinen e
Enttäuschungen wie Bookingabsagen einen Tag vor Veranstaltung oder kurzfristig verlegte OpenAir Partys in einen Club wegen schlechtem Wetter... alles kleinigkeiten über die man im nachhinein hinwegsehen kann. Ausser der Tatsache das sämtliche Bookings die geplatzt sind aus der eigenen Agentur kamen... ergo... mach ich meinen Kram doch wieder ganz alleine. Die Krönung sind dann Anfragen für nen 2 minuten Trailer... was ich schonmal gut finde das die Leute anfragen aber dann die frechheit besitzen 50,00€ dafür zu bieten... HALLO??? Gut, man muss ja nicht alles machen. Viel geiler sind dann die Videoaufträge die man macht auch für schmales geld aber dann auch noch Druck von oben dafür bekommt das man total verhauenes Material irgendwie wieder retten muss. Und da will ich nicht anfangen mit anfragen wie dieser:
hi kannst du irgendwie mit deinem geilen programm nen pressebild oder 2,3 von mir machen? würde dir paar bilder schicken wo de mich so komisch raus schneiden kannst un das auf nen geilen hintergrund setzt mit schatten oder sowas
und das ist in der Tat ein Zitat. Von wem? Das ist egal. Ganz so gemein bin ich auch wieder nicht. Was soll man damit anfangen? Am besten das ganze auch noch kostenlos... im übrigen hatte ich die 2-3 Bilder im Emailkasten... 15kb große Bilder aufgenommen mit ner Handycam und gesaugt von nem Partyfotoportal. Scheiße das geht überhaupt nicht.

Und eine Frage stellt sich mir auch noch: Weshalb ist ein VJ für eine ganze nacht der locker 12 Stunden vor Ort ist in jedem Fall egal wie hoch die Gage nun ist zu teuer? heey für Spritkohle spielt heut kaum noch ein Anfänger. Liebe Veranstalter: Wir beschäftigen uns auch im vorfeld mit eurem Event und bauen gegebenenfals neues Material für euch und am ende sind es in der regel wenigstens 2 volle Tage die ich mich wenigstens mit eurer Party beschäftige... und das sollte wohl mehr als 50€ rechtfertigen?

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Retina Error @ Tresor Berlin

Hey Folks,
long time since the last poast again.At the moment there is just to much to do around me. But here I have two clips for you showing a bit from my performance at the well known Tresor in Berlin. It was at the Visualberlin Festival and I played besides DJ Fassa Ben. Look for youself:


Tuesday, May 25, 2010

What is the difference?

http://www.respectyourvj.net/
Hey folks. it's time to wirte somethin again. I had some busy weeks... lot's of gig and other stuff to do. No I don't wanna complain about it just about the promoters again... Ok, small locations just don't have the budget to rent or buy some pro videobeamer or a screen. but the big ones... and than telling us "no mony" I played at a festival last weekend and I know that screen for tripplehead and beamer where writen on the techrider. At the maintent it was ok. 4 pro-screens and really bright beamer and a show done by the guys from visual drugstore. I like there style but at the second tent the screen was just some white fabric eating the light from the beamer. no real vj budget a small corner beside the stage... (at the maintent was much more) what does VD do better? Nothing! Just the name?!?
I did a tripleheadshow wich looked much better than expected with this crappy screen.. It's ok with me cause the VJ who had to rig this and is a friend and I know how much work he had. I guess it's just because it was a tent maintained by a local booking and event agency. Another bad thing is... a promoter just called to say I should bring beamers and screen with me to a open air... And it was clearly said: I just come and plug in! Am I such a diva that I just ask for a better treatment by some promoters... It's always the same... djs come with there usb sticks 2 hrs and getting the big cash and most of us vjs still come early riggin our stuff and de-riggin it after the show... hmm I'm a traveling vj and this is just not possible! I really just can say READ THIS!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Generativ Citys by Pixel Noizz

It's been a long time sicne the last writing but i was just busy as hell... working on a audio/video paoramaperformance for 2011. So yeah I'm still busy but I nearly found the sound that I like to have. Audioproducing is not that easy as I was thinking about...but anyway here I've got a nice video from pixel noizz. he performed his generative citys show at the great b-side festival in mannheim. Enjoy!

Monday, February 22, 2010

A nice LiveShowreel by Frank Sent Us

Watch The Promo Show Reel

Friday, February 19, 2010

Golden Toys - Party and Jive

Here is the official videoclip for Golden Toys track "Party and Jive" It's also the first track released ever on the leipzig based label Dusted Decks Records

Thursday, February 11, 2010

A mappingtest by the guys of StereoNoize

mapping, video - StereoNoize, частично использованы фрагменты видео-лупов с vj.tv



music - Nikita Zabelin (myspace.com/nikitazabelin)



camera - Vj E.Q

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

TOLD:BY MXWendler

Today I have Hendrik Wendler here at Told:By. He is the mastermind behind MXWendler and the same named software. I met him also in Neuhaus at the visualisation festival. He did a nice workshop about his software and what you can do with this nice 6head system.. thanks hendrik for your time.

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: mx: mx10/mx10 ( device&friends) + wendler ( should be obvious )
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: technical challenges, architectural approach
and a deep sympathy for electronic music
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: ayers rock / auroville, matrimandir
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession?A: Ask Who-Be, Weimar / Broken Harmony Crew
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: cu

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Retina Error Live Mix for Markus Lange

Here is a Live Cut for the Markus Lange vs BreakfastClub Remix of "This is Sick"
I used some just still images my oxygen8 and Resolume Avenue. I hope you like it. Feel free to comment and rate. Any Feedback is welcome.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Retina.Error and Devon Miles at FritzClub Berlin

Just some short cutz from my tripleheadsession at Fritzclub Berlin together with Devon Miles.

told:by - Goetz Kleinhaus (DEKONSTRUKTIV.org)

This time we got Goetz Kleinhaus of Dekonstrukiv to answer the 5 questions of told:by

Q: WHERE DOES YOUR ARTIST'S NAME COME FROM?
A: it bascially describes of my take on all things cultural or political, a kind of tongue-in-cheek quasi-ironically dystopian parody of an order/chaos, control/creativity, machine/human dichotomy. i quote wikipedia on "deconstructivism":

"It is characterized by ideas of fragmentation, an interest in manipulating ideas of a structure's surface or skin, non-rectilinear shapes which serve to distort and dislocate some of the elements [...], such as structure and envelope. The finished visual appearance[s] [...] that exhibit the many deconstructivist styles is characterized by a stimulating unpredictability and a controlled chaos.""

i've been using the DEKONSTRUKTIV.org moniker for all my creative output for quite a couple of years now, basically since the early 2ks when i first startet doing projections for bands and other stage acts.

Q: WHAT DISCRIBES YOUR VJING STYLE THE BEST?
A: besides the "deconstructivist" label i'd go with "glitchy minimal pseudogenerative high contrast monochromatic lofi flickering"

Q: LOCATION/ACT YOU EVER WANT TO DO VISUALS FOR AND WHY?
A: I'd like to do visuals for a throbbing gristle gig or tour. TG is one of the bands that really informed my take on contemporary music. plus i think my style would go pretty well with it.

Q: YOUR PERSONAL FAMOUS LAST WORDS?
A: "nothing ever changes"

Q: WHO SHOULD BE THE NEXT VJ FOR TOLD:BY INTERVIEW SESSION?
A: I'd suggest my pal DETRONIK from Detroit.

Monday, January 11, 2010

Sunday, January 10, 2010

told:by - mr.shintla of bildstörung live vjs crew

So here you go with the next told:by interview. this time we have mr. shintla from the swiss crew Bildstoerung. Pretty nice guys I've met by the end of 2009 at the Visualisation Festival. Also the heads behind Videopong.net

Q: Where does you'r Artistname come from?
A: "bildstörung" is actually the german word for "image interference" and "phantom image" which is actually quite obvious for a vj crew. the logo with the hatched ant comes from the noise image when the tv-tuner does not adjust to a channel or has a bildstörung (image interference) and one sees only noise. in swiss german this is sometimes called "ameisen-rennen" which translates to ants-race.
Q: What discribes your VJing style the best?
A: By now its very geometric, very few colors, typographic, vectorized, much dark and all hard and fast cut. but this is because we do a lot of dnb and minimal giggs. when we started with goa our style was completely different. but i always liked it more reduced.
Q: Location/Act you ever want to do visuals for and why?
A: I would prefer some kind of a vj wandering (like carpenter do). just go from town to town and play wherever its possible. just a bag with beamer, notebook, midicontroller, v4, kaos-pad, pmp... he he maybe less equipment. but this would be great fun and i will do that some day. and i will use the contacts from videopong.net (our self developed vj footage share and remix platform) to contact local vjs to do giggs with them and get in contact with the users of that platform. that would be really great fun!
Q: Your personal famous last words?
A: ahoi
Q: Who should be the next VJ for told:by interviewsession?
A: As we founded a vj label here in switzerland that consists of six crews it would propose one of them. the guys that have something to say are the guys from pixelpunx.

Friday, January 8, 2010

DJ Deevits vs VJ LotteZ at the Groove Radio

This is the first of two hours live mixing in both music and video. Done in december 2009 by LotteZ from Utrecht... Nice tunes nice video... enjoy and watch it full screen!

Thursday, January 7, 2010

144m² LED Facade

That's a think I really wanna have here in my city... ;)

Langarita–Navarro Arquitectos‘ Led wall at the Medialab-Prado in central Madrid is an interactive façade that aims to be a space for exchange and communication with both visitors and locals, a commission by the Madrid Town Council to develop social interaction and to offer a new digital landmark for their city which is often so closely guarded from development. 144m2 of wall space is covered with some 35,000 Led nodes that are configured to allow both still and moving imagery, allowing the wall, with it’s simple traditional madrileño definition to come alive with psychedelic imagery. (via http://www.kanyeuniversecity.com)

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Monday, January 4, 2010

A Happy New Year

Hey Mates,

first of all I wanna wish you a happy new year with lots of fun and a lot of nice partys and shows and all around. May god bless you.

So whats going on? I'm going to go back to normal and publish more regulary than the last couple of days aaaand i just realized that I'm nearly 18 years in electronic dance music and in my 10th year of doing live visuals. In fact I also become 30 this year so there will be some celebration in the middle of the year. But until that I'll do some nice shows and will work even more harder at my skills. I hope to find allways good infos for you.

Since I'm planing to go to b-seite festival in mannheim I'm going to work out a little workshop about creating widescreen content for panorama projections and I'm designing a custom midicontroller for the use with resolume avenue at the moment. Ok, thats pretty enough for this year. Just hope that I may play at a place that has such a LED driven dancefloor...