Darian Dauchanâ€™s Media Madness directed by Margaret Perry premiered at The Kitchenâ€™s Counter Culture series. The show features live video and pre-rendered video pieces and is a â€œmulti-mediaâ€ extravaganza.
Iâ€™ve been working on the show as the video designer. Itâ€™s been quite rewarding working with Margaret and Darian. Right now, weâ€™re using the following equipment for the video setup:
- 2 TVâ€™s
- 1 projector
- A Camera for the Live Feed
- A Video Amplifier and an A/B Video Switcher
- Surprisingly, Keynote is running it all.
In the next production, Iâ€™d like to incorporate more interactivity into the piece using either Isadora or Max/MSP Jitter so I can create custom titles during the live feed. For example, there is a scene for a press conference (picture above). Iâ€™d like to have graphics and lower thirds appear that say â€œLIVE,â€ to give it a sense that itâ€™s a media circus in a fictional place by creating custom titles.
However, Iâ€™ve found the delay and pixelation in these software platforms to be problematic.