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Archive for March 2008

INTERZONE MEDIABELCH

March 31, 2008

Burrrrrp… excuse me, just a bit of backdraught from Friday night. Video on its way. The bands were really bizarre and banging, big beastly riffs and nasty electronic feedback. I especially liked the weirdo dress-up-and-scream-your-frackin-lungs-out collective Le Couteau Jaune who did more jumping about than playing instruments; they seemed to have most of their nutty […]

VJ SOCIAL – Big Chill Bar

March 27, 2008

Photos from last night’s VJ gatheration on Brick Lane organised by Dr. Mo. Topics discussed this time around included: Charging for performances, and how undercutting does nobody any favours VJLondon.org, a new forum for… well, three guesses The importance of VJ socials to personal and professional development Upcoming VJ event to launch VJLondon.org officially Rough […]

IMMERSION

March 25, 2008

On April 3 Immersion will be infusing the bricks of the FleaPit with experimental music ripped by hot fists from the hearts of machines. VJing to live music is an exhilerating freefall challenge at the best of times, but when it’s as (seemingly) improvised, flagrantly unstructured and downright unpredictable as some of this stuff you […]

Ministry Does Miami

March 24, 2008

CHECK IT. What, are your eyes deaf? It’s Ministry in Miami. I was brought in for two days last week to create onscreen graphics for MoS-TV’s coverage of the Miami Winter Music Conference 2008. Now that it’s snowing here in Bow at 8am it’s easier to accept that it’s winter in Florida. The style and […]

INTERZONE – GUERILLA ZOO

March 15, 2008

So I’m working out a set for Guerrilla Zoo’s upcoming INTERZONE event at the Inspiral Centre on the 28th of March. A conceptual space based on the strange and seedy surreal city of ‘Interzone’, conjured into being by cult beat writer William S Burroughs while in north Moroccan city of Tangiers during the late 1940s/50s. […]

VJ INFORMAL

March 13, 2008

Tonight was my second informal VJ social at the Big Chill Bar off Brick Lane, organised by Dr. Mo. Topics covered include: the difference between a VJ and a prostitute, mitigating circumstances for censorship on forums, what full-time freelance really entails, and schranz. Schranz? Vj Bopa, Dr. Mo and I had never heard of this. […]

Hed Kandi/Mash Up

March 10, 2008

This is the first TV ad I helped create for Ministry earlier in the year. Twisted Disco was art directed by the unflappable James Worsley at MoS-TV, and we shared animation duties using After Effects CS3 and Photoshop to prepare the layers from the original cover illustration. I animated the zip and the wink and […]

Ministry of Sound TV Interview

March 9, 2008

My interview with MoS-TV is up. During my gig on March 1st I took time out to answer 3 questions. They’ve whittled the footage down to 1 answer from me and a few seconds of my visuals, but hey, at least I came across as dull and disheveled. They must have an anti-shevel filter on […]

ENCORE!

March 9, 2008

Behold! My first film titles commission. This was created in a few days during late summer 2007 for talented editor Yaire Halawani, who I work with on Quickflick London. He mentioned he was making a film and I said what I always say: ‘Got a title sequence sorted out?’ I’ve always enjoyed good animated credits […]

Spinflowerdelic

March 7, 2008

This was one of my earliest clips which I made for the very first VJ show I worked on. It was the summer of 2005, and I spent it creating loops for a huge installation outside Tate Modern, a giant 5m diameter inflated white sphere flanked by 4000 lumens projectors and surrounded by a ring […]