1. 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.

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  2. 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.

    # vimeo.com/2167476 Uploaded 267 Plays / / 2 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  3. 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

    # vimeo.com/2470793 Uploaded 769 Plays / / 5 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  4. Aurora Picture Show's
    Media Archeology Festival: Liquid Light to the Laptop

    This video features excerpts the Media Archeology Festival performances by Joshua Light Show and Silver Apples. And excerpts from a Q&A session with Joshua White speaking about Liquid Light Show's of the 1960s and musician Simeon Coxe (Silver Apples) showing us his oscillators.

    Aurora Picture Show, held it's sixth annual Media Archeology Festival on April 17-18, 2009 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

    The mission of this festival is to showcase artists who use, manipulate, recycle and reinvent electronic media to create live multidisciplinary performances.

    The theme of the 2009 festival was the evolution of live visuals from the psychedelic light show to the real-time visual culture of today.

    Festival Curator: Bree Edwards / Be Johnny

    Joshua Light Show
    Director: Joshua White
    Performers: Bec Stupak, Seth Kirby, Brock Monroe
    Light Show coordinator: Nick Hallett

    Silver Apples
    Music: Simeon Coxe
    Sound Engineer: Adam Daedalus

    Robin Oppenheimer: Media Arts Historian

    With additional support from:
    The University of Houston Cynthia Woods Mitchell Center for the Arts
    The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts
    Houston Arts Alliance
    Film Department at the MFAH

    Video produced by Johnny DeKam

    References:
    aurorapictureshow.org
    joshualightshow.com
    silverapples.com
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joshua_Light_Show
    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silver_apples
    rhizome.org/editorial/2522
    bejohnny.com

    Technical data:
    Filmed with Canon XH-A1 in widescreen DV mode 24p.
    854x480 native resolution. Stereo Audio from built in mic.

    # vimeo.com/4421387 Uploaded 2,489 Plays / / 3 Comments Watch in Couch Mode
  5. whatWALL? by Ken Ueno performed live by Brian Sacawa at the Duderstadt Center Video and Performance Studio. Johnny Dekam, video.

    # vimeo.com/137047 Uploaded 621 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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