Exciting times here in Berlin. Performing live shows, creating visuals on the fly or at home, having control of the atmosphere are all things that make me happy. I am finally starting to integrate interaction with an audience into my pieces. Projected visuals make it easy for a solo artist to preconceive an experience and create a story live.
Recently my toolkit has included Resoulme Arena, Adobe (Ps, Ai, Ae), Rhino/Grasshopper, and finally starting to bring in C4D. Mainly focusing on effects that can be created using Adobe After Effects, I have learned to quickly produce graphic animations and project them live on a surface. I currently operate with 3 DLP projectors with at 1024 X 768 resolution.
The idea of creating digital spaces and giving them a place in reality can be a powerful tool. As I get comfortable in the animation world, along with many talks about film with my roommate, Maxwell Duryea, I am understanding what it means to take a camera into this alternate reality. With my education in 3D space and architecture, it is only a matter of time when I can effectively produce another world anywhere I can find a surface.
For now I create custom animations for DJ's and event promoters in Berlin. Its interesting where your work takes you as a freelancer. I do what I like to do, always practicing, but always marketing. I think I must be doing it right because I am getting paid to do this. This is a good feeling.
As always, in the bigger picture, this is only another step in the climb to understanding to how inspire change within ourselves. Visualizations may been a cornerstone of sensory manipulation, but integrating our other senses could possibly create a bigger impact. I truly feel we can only change when we want to, and more importantly, when we have control, you do you.
Stay tuned World.