Check out some of our Video shorts at Rufford Abbey Art Gallery
For several months a group of creative young people have been developing an unconventional approach to the regeneration of their local area. Temporarily transforming spaces with their creativity, they have experimented with; Projection Mapping, Live digital drawing, gorilla projections, light painting, animation, augmented sculptures and free-flow doodling. The project combines the skills of Urban Projections and mural artist Pete Barber, (from Urban Canvas), to deliver an engaging and creative digital arts project, that stretches beyond the norm.
Scrawl is the slightly delirious offspring of their toil, bringing together the skills, ingenuity and technology used so far…. into a live performance piece. Scrawl will be performed at The Old Library venue & Media Center, Mansfield on Friday 9th March 2012. For more information, call 01623 644377.
Light Night 2012 // We packed our bags, grabbed our head-torches and braved the cold for Nottingham’s Light Night. We were lucky enough to project our live drawing and animation system onto the entrance of St Mary’s church, in the Lace Market area of the city. Despite our fingers dropping off from the minus temperature conditions, hundreds of people packed the church grounds to look at our work. It was fantastic to have such a big crowd and to receive such positive and encouraging comments from people on the streets. A big thank you to everyone that came along and spoke to us.
Since Christmas, we have been super busy working on our live performance piece, which will be performed at The Old Library Venue & Media Center, Mansfield. The piece will be called Scrawl, and will feature; Live digital drawing, gorilla projections, light painting, animation, augmented sculptures and free-flow doodling. We are currently working on the script and set design… More pictures to follow soon…!
VJing is a term used for a performer who uses video (and other forms of digital media) to create live imagery.
This live VJ mix was created for the Christmas Old Library LIVE music event. The visuals were created, shot and VJ’d live by young people aged 14-19 from both the Media Mash-up Project and Plug Promotions. Both projects are run by Nottinghamshire County Youth Arts from The Old Library Venue & Media Center, Mansfield.
A short excerpt of a 3 hour experimental live draw session, with Pete Barber (Urban Canvas) and Bec Smith (Urban Projections). The session took part as a continuation of the Media Mash-up Project running with young people aged 14-19, at The Old Library Venue & Media Center, Nottinghamshire. The project develops and combines ;
animation, photography, projection mapping, touch sensitive digital drawing applications, tagtool live drawing system, outdoor gorilla projection, site specific media creation, augmented light sculptures and free flowing doodling.
A series of live performances will take place in March 2012, showcasing the developed techniques.
This week….. inspired by our outdoor projections last week, we decided to take to the streets of Mansfield and find more places in need of some FUN-ing up. We packed our bags with LED torches, cameras, tripods and GLOVES, and went on the search for places to Light Paint. This involves setting a camera to open its lens shutter for a much longer time than usual - in this case, between 4 - 8 seconds. This means that that any light shone into the camera during this time, will photograph as a light trail. This basically means that we can paint with light, without actually leaving physical marks. Ace!
Here’s some of the stills from our light graffiti adventure.
Here’s a video from last years Headstock music festival. Members of the Media Mash-up group worked with Bec (Urban Projections) and Pete (Urban Canvas) to create and run ‘Boxed’.
Boxed is a playful, interactive multimedia piece, consisting of our granny’s old TV and a sofa older than the Queen Mum. Passers by are invited to take the weight off their feet and the TV remote control in their hand. Combining live camera feeds with VJ clips and audio loops, guests can mix, mash-up and record their own audio-visual performance.
This is a video of all those who were Boxed at Headstock Festival 2011. A big thank you to everyone who was involved!
This week we decided to take the projector outside….. It was VERY cold and the lens clouded over with condensation, but we got some great shots of our Live drawing systems - both Tagtool and Brushes, on a range of surfaces. Its been ace to take really ugly looking spaces such as bins, alleyways and brick walls and transform them into something much brighter and more interesting, just by using projection. If your gonna try it in November though, take a coat!