In the way they re-create the barroom swing of the Hank era, the Defibulators and their fellow indie-country bands present themselves as more authentic than, say, Taylor Swift. But while Corn Money has moments of unvarnished beauty (â€œYour Hearty Laughâ€), it also includes a degree of Hee Hawâ€“style cornpone (note long underwear). So what is their music: paean or put-on? â€œItâ€™s not ironic, what weâ€™re doing,â€ insists Bru. â€œWeâ€™re not making fun of [country music].â€ Jennings arches his brow. â€œOr are we?â€ Noting Bruâ€™s disapproval, he adds, â€œWeâ€™re not making fun of it. Weâ€™re having fun with it.â€ Sighing, Bru sums up the mystery that is their world: â€œItâ€™s kind of hard to describe to people.â€
In addition to editing the final video and delivering a DVD for the sales conference . . .
We also optimized images, logos, and videos for JDub. Additionally, we converted multiple video files from DVD’s from performances, archives, and promos. All these graphic and video files were delivered to JDub for future use.
Finally, we produced this media player for all the video files. The media player can be managed by JDub without knowing any code.
I’ve been spending the first part of my Summer with the Martha Graham Dance Company. We’re on a residency at Skidmore. I’ve had the privilege of working with phenomenal dancers from the company, and am also working with a team of over 30 students to produce a group blog.
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:
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.
Produced for Ralph Lauren’s flagship store in New York City on Madison Ave and 72nd Street. The work was designed to play on 4 plasma screens simultaneously. The video was produced from a series of still images taken by myself and Robert Moon.
For more on the project, visit the blog for documentation and research.
For this installation 2 VCRs are networked, sending a custom made VHS tape from one VCR to another. As the VHS tape travels in the space between the VCRs, the VHS signal slowly degrades in quality.
The decomposing signal on the VHS tape mirrors the disappearance of analog technology from our culture.
Like audio cassette tapes and other analog technology, the VCR is on its way out. With the rise of DVRs (digital video recorders) DVDs, and other digital technologies, the VCR is now a quaint thing of the past. Taking the cue from Vinyl Records, VHS tapes are now acquiring a nostalgic status.
In the installation, the top left image represents the â€œrealtyâ€ as it happens in front of us – the live feed is what our eyes see.
The bottom right is what our mind keeps of that. After filtering the â€œfeedâ€ coming in through our eyes, each mind keeps its own memory, which is in fact, a minute fragment of the data that the actual â€œlive feedâ€ contained. In a day from now, what you saw in the room will remain in your brain as a few scattered images with no detail â€“ if any.