Friday, 27 August 2010

some more feedback experiments

this one is called mountains of feedback and basically uses wipe patterns and white noise together with some feedback effects to try and create a landscape in video.

and here is one of a series of black and white tests

DIY Video Synth built In London!

Here is Rich's blog about his DIY modular video synth he has been toiling away building. Looks like I'm gonna be making regular visits to check if there is anything new and I hope you do to! what a fantastic project!

Tuesday, 24 August 2010


The most notable Pixelvision/Toy camera film festival festival PXL THIS that has been running for an astonishing length of time the next festival will be its 20th and the entry deadline is Oct 22!

Sunday, 22 August 2010

Leftover Video

here are some bits and bobs that didn't make it into other things

VGA image generator/glitcher Arcanebolt

This looks like an interesting project using an arduino to generate VGA signals and some more electronics to glitch the resulting signal form Tamas Kemenczy on flickr interesting website here

Saturday, 21 August 2010

DIY TV Transmitter

Here is one of the many projects available online to build your own low powered TV transmitter. This instructable also details a multitude of different ways to go about making more powerful transmitters.

Thursday, 19 August 2010

Jonathan Schipper Invisible sphere

Very impressive video sphere! from Jonathan Schipper here's what he says on his website.
"The sphere contains 215 monitors and 215 cameras. Each camera is opposite to the monitor it feeds. The sphere constantly recreates its surroundings on its monitors from every conceivable angle at all times. The sphere is reflection of media’s attempt to remain revealing as it grows in power and becomes increasingly omni present."

Wednesday, 18 August 2010

Some Chaotic Live Video

So here is some of my live visual disasters(I was a little worse for ware by the time it came to play) proper professional DJ Bradley Zero Philip provided the excellent audio I believe, also thanks to the lucky PDF guys for inviting me to play live

Chris King from J PDF on Vimeo.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010

Storming Pong!

I think circuit bending with just wet hands should from henceforth be known as storming. This is pong being "stormed" as he puts it from marco cher-gibard on vimeo excellent!

from  Vimeo

Monday, 16 August 2010

Video Delay Lines

most video delay lines are just passive filters that provide very short (usually nano seconds) delay times to correct signals between sources over long cables runs and other related problems. However there are other ways to achieve real video delays for video installations and the like. I have a Korg Entrancer which does 6 seconds of delay, some DVD recorders have functions that allow them to output a delayed signal and there are commercially available studio units used for broadcast delays on live TV. There is also this, while still expensive its small form factor could be an advantage for cramped installations or live stuff.

Friday, 13 August 2010


Lucky PDF TV will be coming live from YES WAY at Auto Italia from tonight I'm contributing some live video feedback type stuff for half an hour at 2200 hours on saturday night! 

tune in here should be fun!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Analog Video Distortion Effect

here is an interesting video I remember stumbling on to a while ago its unclear exactly what the device is doing because we cant see the original signal but it's interesting and glitchy all the same. Find more from Korntved here

Monday, 9 August 2010

Edirol V4 Picture In Picture Feedback

This is a nice tutorial on PIP feedback with a V4 from theLAB on vimeo
check his other videos for some interesting stuff.

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Snow by Paul Murnaghan

heres an nice approach to back projection by Paul Murnaghan using TV  'Snow' to great affect. In this installation from 2003 he has set up an immersive interactive environment where the viewer effects the video and audio static created by a broken television (by their bodies interfering with its reception)

Friday, 6 August 2010

ANSI MIDIo Programable USB Visualizer

Wil Lindsay has been busy! you may remember this post on his video synth based on Parallax chips, well since then he has released a pocket visualizer based on a pic, its called the VBLANK and comes in both NTSC and PAL versions. Now the second version (and a major leap forward) is the possibility of programing your own graphics and controlling it via midi! the project is known as the ANSI MIDIo and can be seen in action here


Bent Genesis/Megadrive

here is a set of interesting looking Sega Genesis mods from dreamtear on flickr

Thursday, 5 August 2010

VHS Visual Music Composition

here is an interesting mix from Jan Dybala

"visual music composition #002
from the video description:

excerpts from a live mixing session performed on 8 VCR decks with some analog feedback/delay effects.

May contain micro samples from Yuri by Meat Beat Manifesto,
Right as Rain by Deadbeat, Circus Train by Patric Dawes,
Silver Circle by Jan Jelinek and Renku Corporation.

This clip was made exclusively for"

Wednesday, 4 August 2010

vtol chess theory video synth

here is an interesting video synth I like the simple the black and white thing very stylish and unique maybe at its heart it's a bent video chess game? anyway more info here

Monday, 2 August 2010

Video Projects From Akh Holm

Here is a web site for an ingenious video tech and wide ranging collector from music to electron tubes well worth a look. If you scan around some projects have circuit diagrams and the like.

have you built a analogue TV patter generator didn't thinks so!