Category Archives: Video

Chromakeying in Jitter

Here’s an experiment in Max/MSP/Jitter using the Chromakey and Kaleidoscope presets. There is also audio that responds to the RGB values of both the live camera and the fractal animation (not recorded on this example). Below is a screenshot of the Max patch.

Max/MSP/Jitter

My latest venture into interactive/new media and something I’ve been wanting to do since I left London many moons ago. Max/MSP/Jitter uses patches to construct audio/visual interfaces which respond to live and recorded data. I have been working with some of the tutorials and the ones I have found the most useful so far are the two shown above.

The first behaves very much like the old iTunes visualiser, drawing shapes in response to audio amplitude. The second behaves like theremin, changing pitch according to the RGB values captured through the laptop’s camera.

It’s a start, I’m looking forward to seeing what else Max can do, will also hope to share some video examples too.

Mandelbulb test animation – update

As a follow-up to the previous post, here’s a link to a low resolution animation test on my Vimeo channel:

Mandelbulb 3D test render. from Marion Tregartha on Vimeo.

I am planning on doing a series of animations using Baroque organ music as the background, more news to follow.

Altered Books – Digital Interventions

The ACM SIGGRAPH Digital Arts Community Altered Books Digital Interventions exhibition is now online! This exhibition includes a couple of images from my Jabberwocky series

http://altered-books.siggraph.org/wp/

The images will also be included in a showreel at the 2015 SIGGRAPH conference this August at the LA Conference Center, USA.

And has thou slain the Jabberwock?

And has thou slain the Jabberwock?

UCBC End of Year Show 2015

Here it is – Wednesday 20th May from 6pm-9pm

Hosted in the Old Motor Vehicle Building, due to be destroyed the day after the show, this promises to be an unique event!

Visual arts and design, live performance art and music!

Poster_Show

 

Intial Jabberwocky images

Here’s the stills for the Jabberwocky

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Jabberwock(y) Revisited

1995 - Adobe Photoshop 3.0

1995 – Adobe Photoshop 3.0

This is one of the images I created as part of my first Master’s degree (MA Printmaking), which I studied twenty years ago at Camberwell College of Arts, London.

It was one of my early attempts at using the new Layers feature in Photoshop 3 (in previous versions you had a floating selection which was committed to a flattened image for life once it was deselected).

I was in the phase of starting to mix photography (non-digital), printmaking (in this instance mezzotint) and digitally originated fractals (KPT Fractal Explorer extension for Photoshop 2.5) to generate hybrid collages.

I am in the process of revisiting the Jabberwocky, a nonsense poem which appears in Lewis Carroll’s 1871 children’s story Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There.

The dragon-like filigree qualities of the fractal element reminded mr of John Tenniel’s famous illustration.

Note at this stage that the the name Jabberwock refers to the beast, the Jabberwocky is the poem itself. Although in my original image I refer to the beast, my subsequent exploration will involve the whole poem.

In my remakes I intend to explore the poem through a variety of media, including traditional print, book art, video, animation and augmented reality (Aurasma). Busy times are ahead!