Be Johnny designed the visuals, projection and VJ'd The Glitch Mob's 2010 “Drink The Sea Tour” -- This video brings you a taste of the look and feel of the show. The design featured a video-centric immersive stage wash using multiple projectors, as well as a full cyclorama projection or smaller backdrop screen. Ohm64+VDMX+VIXID yeah..we’ve got that.
Visuals were created using a combination of techniques and software: Quartz Composer, Touch Designer, Max/MSP/Jitter, Final Cut Pro, Canon 7D, & Magic Bullet Looks.
The live footage here was shot at the Santa Cruz California show by G. Craig Hobbs
Be Johnny worked with New York's Jacob Abramson Productions to create a live ambient video installation for Surface Magazine at the 2008 Art Basel Miami.
Five designers were commissioned to create amphibious sculptures using a CNC process and Dupont Corian. These sculptures were strategically placed around the rooftop pool at Miami's Gannsevoort South Hotel.
Be Johnny created the visuals, illuminating the pool environment with DMX controlled VMS (Video Moving System) projectors, In addition to the installation, we designed a presentation for Surface Magazine's Avant Guardian Project and the Guggenheim Young Collectors Council, displayed on 20 flat screen displays throughout the hotel.
Shot on Canon XH-A1, VJ rig: 2x VMS projectors, Vixid VJX-16 Mixer, Macbook Pro and VDMX. Special thanks to Swank Audio Visuals of Miami for back-line support
Experimental opera recorded live at the Duderstadt Media Center, Ann Arbor, MI. Composer Alicyn Warren, Video Design by Be Johnny. 2048x768 high resolution video projection on a 60' cyclorama provides the live backdrop for this beautiful piece.
54 hours total of movie footage were sampled from broadcast HD movie transmissions at a resolution of 1920x1 pixel resolution, with the horizontal center of the film recorded (@ pixel position #540).
This resulted in a collection of 1080 Quicktime movies, each being 3 minutes in duration.
The 1080 movies were then algorithmically composited into a single movie, one movie per line, for a total 1920x1080 pixels.
The final result is what you see here, the 1st in a series of "Julienned Films". Note that since Vimeo uses 720p as its HD format, some scaling and aliasing has occurred in compression. The intended display for this work is with a native 1080p display, where each line is at a 1:1 pixel ratio.
Max/MSP/Jitter was used to record the streams at the custom resolution, using a Decklink Intensity Pro analogue input. Compositing was achieved with Apple Motion 3.0 Colorgrading and final output using Magic Bullet Looks in Final Cut Pro.