Le Trésor de Jeanne : La Nuit Européenne des Musées 2013 !
Samedi Le 18 mai 2013, à
partir de 20h - 00h ( la vidéo boucle tout la soirée ) / Domremy, France
The video poem will be shown November 10th in New York City at the REMixed 2012 Media Festival:
We NEED more festivals like this !!! Long Live ReMixedNYC !!! Here's a small recap from their 'About' page:
"The RE/Mixed Media Festival is a celebration of collaborative art-making and creative appropriation. It’s the artists’ contribution to the ongoing conversation about remixing, mashups, copyright law, fair use, and the freedom of artists to access their culture in order to add to and build upon it."
Showed "Joan in the rain" at cinéma Gerard Philippe in Vénissieux for the VHS Soirée. Very nice to see it on the big screen even though the aspect ratio was incorrect (4:3 to 16:9). Also, there were issues with the soundtrack at times, but not the cinema's fault, more due to me working with low quality sound files in the editing stage and not having the knowledge of sound re-mastering. All in all, a very nice time meeting the audience and other filmmakers at this event.
My 1st video mapping projection on the birth house of Joan of Arc. More photos and video to come...
SHOW TIMES THIS SUMMER:
Update - Before & after the outdoor Cinema show:
What is video mapping ? Projecting onto a building, 3D object, etc. and making the video fit the form of the building, 3D object, etc.; it's a new technology that extends the boundaries of regular flat screen projection like that shown at the cinema.
My video projection mapping tools:
: This is an audio-visual / VJ program that allows you to mix video and sound live
: This is a plugin that works with Resolume which allows you to create the mapping - Thanks to Ivan :) !
PS: Mapping is in the eye of the beholder ! It also takes a lot of time, good eye sight and patience to align in the real environment ! ;) More about my techniques on that...
When I made the video poem, "Joan in the rain", it took quite a bit of time to fix images, and also to try to find the best way to super-impose images over other images. Sometimes an image, say from an old VHS tape, can only be repaired so far until it looses it's original appearance which then seems to defeat the purpose (unless it transforms into sometime more striking). The tools I used to edit, correct, colorize, etc. this video work were Adobe Premiere, Photoshop and After Effects (CS4). I love these tools and sincerely appreciate the work of the programmers. This video poem is dedicated to Cinema, in particular for this project, those films of Joan of Arc.
Spent about 10 days with art director, technician and other artists setting up art installation; lots of work, ups and downs, and fun! Now it's live! Starting to upload new photos, so check out the "Photos" tab, many more to come. Now I have to hurry and create the video mapping projection (birth house of Joan) for summer shows, first one being July 7, ahhh!!! ...I'm a bit tired and still not sleeping very well, tis me life as artist, oh hum-hee-deedle-dee-dum ;) More words later when I'm finished with this 3rd project for the museum....
No time to update this website - I'm focusing on my 3 projects because the exposition date is nearing (I will updated after exposition).
PS: This exposition has encouraged me to update my current skills and learn new skills, but all of that takes time (learning curve, resolving errors, etc.) and does not always leave enough time for the art part, especially working alone (and proposing 3 ideas instead of 1). But all in all it has been a rewarding experience, even if the final result is not exactly as planned...and in the end, isn't that what's important ? Trying, never giving up, experiencing life again.
Image left: Test code FaceSubstitution; live webcam image of me replaced by image of Joan that I manipulated in PS (The teeth are mine! The image is a mask that follows facial expressions! Pretty cooL, eh?!). References: openFrameworks
(Kyle McDonald & Arturo Castro) & Research Scientist Jason Saragih