Monday, 27 September 2010

Synths and Video Effects

here is a shot from along time ago. As soon as I get time Ill put some new posts up detailing all the video projects I'm working on at the moment.

Thursday, 16 September 2010

Magnetic Tape Video Looping

Unlike the relatively simple practice of audio tape looping that has been employed extensively in the music and art world since before the 1950s, magnetic video tape looping is allot more difficult. The main obstacles are maintaining tension, lengths involved and the way video is multiplexed with embedded sync signals and recorded on to the magnetic medium more often than not in a helical scan pattern. This means examples are few and far between.

A good place to start is destructural video blogspot which has a fantastic post that details some of the projects found online. For a more current feed of interesting video that falls under the destructural banner  check out the facebook group linked from the blogspot!

I also found this website detailing the video feedback work of Stevo Wolfson pretty interesting stuff and he has diagrams of all his various setups

Monday, 13 September 2010

Another Tyco TVC 8000 Video Cam

So this week at a junk market I came across another Tyco Video Camera for £2. Hopefully Im going to use them both for a few experiments including some circuit modifications and possibly some stereo imaging. When the tests are done ill post a tutorial.

Sunday, 12 September 2010

PYE Video Mixer & Monitor

here is a cool and very old looking video mixer from toresbe on flickr

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Friday, 10 September 2010

Elvira Hufschmid

Hi here is a cool piece from 2004 described on the artists website here

"interactive video sculpture 2004
moving closed-circuit installation
aluminium-construction, 14 monitors,
14 surveillance cameras,
size 7`1" x 11`5"

A rocking construction carries a corpus of 14 monitors to which 14 small colour cameras are attached. Each camera is recording a different section of the installation space and transferring the images directly to one of the monitors on the rocker. The rocking motion of the sculpture composed of monitors and cameras generates moving pictures from differing perspectives that represent the room and its content as a mobile three-dimensional body."

Saturday, 4 September 2010

VHS Feedback

Here is some VHS feedback work by thing on vimeo

Friday, 3 September 2010

Home-Made: Contemporary Russian Folk Artifacts

This book documents some amazing DIY things from Russia including  a few TV aerials this one being my favorite for shear sci fi/modern looks.

Magnavox Television and Cool Bow Tie Arial

Here is a rather cool TV and arial from illtakeyourphoto on flickr

Thursday, 2 September 2010

Brian McKenna Performing The O Bit Project

here is a atmospheric shot from bhlubarber on flickr
from the description:
"The Netherlands' Brian McKenna performing the O Bit Project at Signal + Noise, 2008. What they say about it: "Physically tuning-in to high-frequency electrical phenomena with the help of simultaneous audio/video analysis; harmonic-distortion is used to expand signal-range, connecting worlds of experience. An on-going analogue process, without computers getting in the way.
What I say: Whoa!"

Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Accidental Video Feedback From Transferring Footage

here is a lovely glitch made all the more interesting by the fact it's completely accidental! (as all true glitch should be) bonus Steve Buscemi appearance! from DreamingTurtle on youtube

TV Sculpture

here is a nice shot of some stacked TVs from goreland on flickr