Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Experiments using the Rutt-Etra Analog Video Synthesizer and Siegel colorizer, 1975

Video Synthesis Experiments, excerpts from  Edin Velez on vimeo.

A rare example of the Siegel Colorizer in use in this short excerpt.

Sunday, 6 September 2015

DIY video VCO

Here are some shots of early XR2206 based video VCO experiments, the important thing with video is getting sync pulses from your SPG in to a format that your oscillator circuit wants to sync to, some are fine with narrow pulses some want a nice clean saw wave or for the pulse to hit a certain voltage threshold. This means if you don't have the skills to attempt at modifying whatever SPG or VCO you have chosen you will need sync conditioning circuits to sit in between getting the two to talk nicely.

Monday, 31 August 2015

How Video Post-Production Effects were done in the 80s

Continuing the theme of effects videos, here is a nice one about 80s era video effects.

Sunday, 16 August 2015

Video Screening in Tokyo

Alex organised a great screening in Tokyo check out the flyer

Sunday, 28 June 2015

Rob Schafer and Donny Blank - Interview from 1983 - Historical look at Video Synthesis

"Rob Schafer and Donny Blank - Interview from 1983 on the video synthesizer.
Posted by Video 4 ( Synopsis Video) - Denise Gallant"

Sunday, 21 June 2015

Dan Bucciano

Dan Bucciano recently posted this fantastic clip to the discussion group so I thought I would share. It's some lovley black and white feedback processed with a color solarizer prototype he designed around 20 years ago.

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

Synapse by Christian Greuel

"Christian GreuelFake Space Labs / CalArts (1992)

An abstract work of visual music, “Synapse” is a stylized interpretation of the inner senses as they are lifted from a state of despondency to find temporary asylum in a delirious

moment of lucidity. This mindscape takes us on a ride through the turbulence of the psyche using vintage real-time 3D graphics and electronic synthesis technology.

The base graphics were created at Fake Space Labs during an Artist-in-Residency (1991-92) and repurposed for this work in 2003.

Video and Music: Christian Greuel
A/D Transfer: Aaron Ross (2003)
Thanks to: Mark Bolas and Eric Gullichsen

Graphics created at: Fake Space Labs (1992)
Video processed at: California Institute of the Arts (1992)
Music created at: California Institute of the Arts (1991)

Software: Sense8 WorldToolKit 1.0, AutoCAD (3D models), ColoRIX (2D textures)
Hardware: i386 PC (4MB RAM), DS1 DVI video card, CRT display, 3/4" video tape and camera
Video Processing Hardware: Hearne/EAB Videolab, Fairlight CVI
Audio: Roland SH-5 analog synthesizer, Ampex 456 4-track 1/4" analog tape"