Current and Ongoing Projects
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Fast Food Music Video: is an expanded cinema collective.
Silence Club: Exploring the aesthetics of silence.
One Minutes: One minute audiovisual collaborations with different composers
Matthew Caron and FFMV did immersive visuals at the Knockdown Center in Queens for Assemble X. Tons of awesome musicians spread around the space did a collaborative drone performance in the beginning and end of the evening. It was super awesome.
I just finished a Max patch that I’m calling Auto Photo Pro.
The main idea is that someone can take a picture on a camera, and have that picture show up on a screen for ten seconds, before reverting back to a looping movie. It sounds simple enough but…
The user can set a watch folder and a looping movie. As soon as a new picture enters the watch folder, a crossfader shifts over to the new image for 10 seconds, and then crossfades back to the looping movie.
We still haven’t checked out the available wifi cards for DSLR’s but presumably one of them will be wirelessly sending pictures over an ad hoc network to a folder on the computer running this patch.
This way, someone can take a picture on a camera that is hooked up to a network, and have that picture immediately display on a TV hooked up to the computer.
Originally Perception AV asked me to prototype something like this for them. At first I didn’t know how to “make it work” and so I did some research and started futzing around. Once I realized that I needed to create a patch, it proved to be a good exercise.
Announcing Fast Food Music Video 2 Release!
Not Knowing, Adaptability, The Unified Field
This edition of Fast Food Music Video is entitled Not Knowing, Adaptability, the Unified Field. It involved applying chance operations to all aspects of a deconstructed production process. We drew index cards based around the different categories of our production environment, available resources, and performative ideas. Editing was also subject to randomization in a similar fashion, based on the number of video sources recorded. We did not attempt to know the final result, nor do we engage in prior conceptualization other than laying the groundwork for the technical system we used.
cat lady: eric barry drasin
editor: matthew caron
editor: Enki Sumer
editor: Sofy Yuditskaya
camera 1/MC Birthday Party: cat tyc
camera 2: reid bingham
clapper: aj mcguire
effects 1: eric barry drasin
effects A: sofy yuditskaya
documentation: Jeremy Aquilino, Yuan Liu
Sound: Big Snow Crew
Shot on location at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge
Process documentation for Fast Food Music Video 2, at Big Snow Buffalo Lodge.
Shot by Jeremy Aquilino and Yuan Liu
Edited by Eric Barry Drasin
Deep Fryer Diaries 1 - First Podcast in the new series documenting a workshop Eric’s been doing at the Blackhammer Analog Audiovisual Studio north of NYC. http://lumpybanger.com
Check out the first Deep Fryer Diary for my Fast Food Image Processing Workshop. I’ve been learning analog audiovisual synthesis and will be documenting my progress here.
New Music Video for Brooklyn based band, Life Sized Maps. Shot in December 2012 in Bushwick, Brooklyn. Direction, cinematography, edited and VFX by Eric Barry Drasin.
dropped today on Oh My Rockness:
This Monday I met with Matthew Romein. Matthew has been working with interactive video and dance, using Jitter and 3D motion tracking sensors.
We talked about video and performance, and the different ways one can organize or compose the space that performance takes place in. Matthews experience working with dancers is fascinating, and I found to be highly informative compared to how I am working with the video production space at Fast Food Music Video. We talked about Dogma 95, and rule based systems that inform a process towards the creation of something. The idea of ephemerality came up, which evidently is an important idea in Dance, the idea that Dance itself is an ephemeral medium that doesn’t lend itself towards physical score or artifact, and that there are some people interested in changing that. It opens up a whole range of ideas on how one can approach changing the nature of what something is. Also the idea of a director as more of a facilitator of the space between performance and audience, rather then a third party dictating action.
We talked about the different projects we are working on and we both are interested in using Jitter more as a way of constructing interactivity and space, rather then as a sheer processing medium. I talked about my attempts at constructing performative video interfaces and how the video drums was the closest I’ve come to getting there, but hit some roadblocks with the way I wanted to process midi.
Hopefully we can rope Matthew into collaborating with Fast Food Music Video soon!
Another couple of photos from the show last night at Glasslands Gallery with Life Sized Maps
Visuals set @ glasslands gallery with life sized maps tonight
Nye @ st. Vitus bar greenpoint bk with psychic ills