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.
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.
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
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
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