One of Graetzmedia’s favorite collaborators is Brisbane musician and motion graphics ninja Hans van Vliet, aka Hunz.
On Friday we joined with Hunz and director Jonas McQuiggan to put together a collaborative audiovisual piece as the finale performance of Ten10 Brisbane.
8 GoPro cameras were attached to Hunz head, wrist, microphone & keyboard, Phil’s bass and Ritchie’s drumkit, then all fused together via Jaymis’ Vixid video mixer and beamed out across 3 separate projection screens.
Jonas brought in three fantastic Kinoflo Single fixtures, which look like naked fluorescent bulbs while giving flicker-free light. Without any house illumination, they gave the band a beautifully cyberpunk look.
The performance was an intense 20 minutes, with Dan running video effects and feedback via Kaoss Pad Entrancer, Jonas calling shots and troubleshooting camera connections, and Jaymis mixing everything together.
We’ve acquired a lot of nerdy gear in our lifetime – but perhaps no single piece of gadgetry has been more anticipated than RED’s new Epic camera. About the size of a Hasselblad medium format camera, this miracle is capable of shooting 5K at 120 frames-per-second, and up to 300fps at 2K. It boots up in under 9 seconds and can be operated with one-hand.
We were one of the lucky early adopters to be approved for delivery of a hand-made Epic-M featuring a titanium lens mount. Needless to say we’ll be putting it rigorously through it’s paces in the coming days – and before long adding it to the rental inventory. Stay tuned….
We’re really excited about the Legacy Way Visitors Centre, so we asked Industrial Arc’s ninja architectural photographer Jen Dainer to come along and document it for us. Not only did she deliver a set of killer photos, but she wrote about the shoot on her blog, in a post titled “Legacy Way Visitors Centre will Kick Your…”
We’ve all been there. Those visitors centres. You know. The one’s that make you believe taking a cheese grater to your eyeballs would be more enjoyable. Don’t tell me a little piece of you hasn’t died when you’ve seen the words ‘interactive display’ written on a photocopied clip art flyer. But I found one that will rip your prissy little throat out.
Wow. A throat-ripping Visitors Centre! That definitely wasn’t on the brief.