It was the year of the dome. After being confined to single planes, generally square, occasionally shaped, this year was the full meal deal. We were playing on a full dome, 360 degrees around and 180 degrees above. All this extra screen Realestate, of which I was informed was 2k video, was going to need a new computer. Apparently 2k video is (1920×1080) times 2. I didn’t learn this till after and though it was 2048×2048, so I had the right vertical resolution but I could’ve had twice the horizontal. I don’t think anyone noticed.
It was the year of the dome. After being confined to single planes, generally square, occasionally shaped, this year was the full meal deal. We were playing on a full dome, 360 degrees around and 180 degrees above. All this extra screen realestate, of which I was informed was 2k video, was going to need a new computer. I put together a new hackintosh computer with an almost current NVIDIA 960 graphics card. Apparently 2k video is (1920×1080) times 2. I didn’t learn this till after and had used 2048×2048, so the vertical resolution was ok but I could’ve had twice the horizontal. I don’t think anyone noticed. The Nest Dome group that had setup the system was also bringing the dome to Beakerhead and I was invited to play. Domes are quite interesting compared with regular video, you have such a large area and there is not really a specific focus point. Some areas such as behind the dj or the first 30degrees up the dome are easier to view but it doesn’t mean you can’t have an element waundering around. With such a big surface one has to make sure it doesn’t move too fast or you don’t change too much background too quickly since motion sickness is a real issue.
I got a last minute invitation to do visuals at beaker head. The NEST dome guys from Montreal that were out at motion notion this summer were being brought to town to showcase the full dome. Time was tight so we only ended up jamming for an hour while Essete played some nice beats. Was still a fun nite and great to see everybody’s faces as we took them on a journey through our imaginations.
Here’s the stage at Fozzy Fest 2015 that I helped put together. I was too beat from the extensive setup that I didn’t have the energy for doing visuals, luckily we had other people to help out.
The Big List of Projects
Spanning over a decade from intimate parties to large multistage festivals. Here’s the ones I can remember, I helped out with many other crews so quite a few are missing 😉
2000 – 2016 – Motion Notion – VJ
2010-2016 – Bash on the Bow – VJ, Sound , DJ
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It’s that time of year again, summer festival season. I will be playing Motion Notion again this year on July 18-22. I’ve done visuals at motion notion almost every year, I think there was one I took a break from and the first one I didn’t do.
I’m really excited about the new location, Golden, B.C. It’s always nice to be camping in the mountains. usually a fresh location helps infuse some new energy and stir up the stagnant pools.
I’ve got some mind numbingly fun stuff in the works for you to all enjoy
More info to come.
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