Saturday, April 13, 2013

Projector Tec Demo

For this Demonstration I will be using the following two projectors:

1. Optoma Pico Projector

"Easily portable. Good range of connections. Minimal rainbow effect. Long-lasting LED light source. Can run computer-free presentations from internal or external memory."
Optoma PK320 Pico Pocket Projector

2. BenQ PB8250 Projector

"The BenQ PB8250 projector is out-of-production." However, it is a typical projector and most projectors will work the exact same way, same cords and similar menu options.


VGA Projector cord will hook up to a computer or laptop, and a RGB Component cord will work with a DVD player or PS3 console.

VGA Projector (left) or RGB Component (Left)

VGA does not have audio capabilities. For that you would need a DVI cord connected to an HDMI.
DVI (top) connected to HDMI (bottom)

The Pico uses an Optoma Universal (24pin) (instead of a VGA on both ends) to VGA 0.5 m f/ PK201/PK301; it is a rather long name for a short (19.7"/50 m) cable.

VGA Projector (Left) to Optoma Universal (24pin) (right)

"Optoma makes these great little projectors, among them the PK201 and the PK301. Optoma calls them Pico Projectors. They're so small there isn't enough space to fit all of the different input and output connectors you might need. So Optoma engineers created what they dubbed a Universal 24 pin I/O connector. Now they can go crazy creating all sorts of cables to meet your needs. One end plugs into the Universal connector and the other end can have whatever plug or plugs you need.

In this case the "other end" contains a standard VGA connector. So this short cable with the long name allows you to pump VGA computer video into your PK201 or PK301 Pico Projector."


Friday, April 12, 2013

Video Art II Compilation

Audio & Video Works:

Cold Industrial
Cold Industrial Music
Queen Kong
                     Curious Danger
Meghan and Herself
Liquid Color Compilation
Flickering Moments
                     A See of Color Compilation

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                     R_69 (2013)
                     Monster Movie (2005)

Monday, April 8, 2013

Pipilotti Rist

Birth name Elisabeth Charlotte Rist

Pipilotti was a nickname given to her when she was a child, the name is from the novel Pippi Longstocking

Born June 21, 1962 in Grabs in the Swiss Rhine Valley, Switzerland (currently age 51)

She lives with her common law partner Balz Roth. They have a son, named Himalaya. Since 2004, she Lives and works in Zurich and in the mountains of Switzerland.

As an artist She works with video, film, and moving images which are often displayed as projections.

She studied at the University of Applied Arts Vienna in Vienna, until 1986. Then later studied video at the School of Design (Schule für Gestaltung) in Basel, Switzerland.

From 1988 through 1994, she was member of the music band and performance group Les Reines Prochaines.  

From 2002 to 2003, she was invited by Professor Paul McCarthy to teach at UCLA as a visiting faculty member.

From 2005 to 2009 she worked on her first feature film, Pepperminta

Some other popular works include:
I'm Not The Girl Who Misses Much (1986)
Sip My Ocean (1996)
Open My Glade (2000)

Her works have been exhibited widely at museums and festivals throughout Europe, Japan and the US. She has won many prizes between 1987 and 2010, including the Joan Mirò Prize in 2009.

Arts task is to contribute to evolution, to encourage the mind, to guarantee a detached view of social changes, to conjure up positive energies, to create sensuousness, to reconcile reason and instinct, to research possibilities and to destroy clichés and prejudices.

As previously mentioned in my proposal for A See of Color, Pipilotti Rist's artwork will be influencing this project. Her Installations, Ever is Over All (1997) and Sip My Ocean (1996), both have qualities which I am pulling from; mostly the sense of environment she creates for the viewer, and a similar technical setup with projectors.

Ever is Over All(1997)
Pipilotti Rist
Audio Video Installation

Sip My Ocean (1996)
Pipilotti Rist
Audio Video Installation
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Friday, April 5, 2013

A See of Color

For this final project I will be creating a multi-channel installation, titled A See of Color. It will include two projectors overlapping each half of the others screens. The first of the projector images will be displayed on the corner of two walls, similar to Pipilotti Rist's Ever is All Over. The projected images will extend from floor to ceiling as to immerse the viewer into the created environment. Technically, I have not had much experience with projectors, and the experience I did have did not produce positive results. Therefore, with this project I will be exploring the use of projectors and how they can be used in a unique way to give a different feeling to the visual experience of the viewer.

The viewer will see an imagined environment created by the combination of the two projector's videos. One of the videos will be a mesh of moving and exploding color, while the second video will be created from still images that have been taken from a website that I designed about color (  The second video will be the physical content and the first video with the color will represent the deeper aspect of the first. Overall, the combination of the videos will create an imagined environment that will transport the viewer into a new space.

See of Color Compilation (2013)
Loop, 13:39.20
Multi-Channel Video Compilation

Monday, April 1, 2013

Flickering Moments

Flickering Moments (2013)
Meghan O’Bryan
60 second shot video

flick·er  (flkr)
v. flick·ered, flick·er·ing, flick·ers

1. To move waveringly; flutter: shadows flickering on the wall.
2. To burn unsteadily or fitfully.

To cause to move waveringly.
1. A brief movement; a tremor.
2. An inconstant or wavering light.
3. A brief or slight sensation: a flicker of doubt.
4. Slang A movie.

[Middle English flikeren, to flutter, from Old English flicerian.]


In this video I wanted to explore the relationship between water, fire, and reflecting light. There are multiple candles which are spaced between varying sizes of glass bowls and glasses which are full of water. An overhead fan is on full speed which is affecting the flames and causing greater movement in flickering light and its reflection off of the glass and water.  The fast movement of the flames, the slight movement of the hand held camera, and the angle of the footage being turned on its side causes tension and some irritation to the viewer. The sound in the video is of the fan, which is a sort of dull white noise. This video would also do well as a loop without the title and end credits.

There were no edits done to this video, which I found difficult because of how different it is from what I usually do with video. I normally tend to do a great deal of editing to create what I am looking for in my final piece. After watching this video a few days later, and being able to sit back an get a fresh look at the video, I would have like to work with the sound more. Perhaps getting a strong sound of the flames flickering and little to none of the fan blowing sounds. Or on a different approach, a sound environment of a temple with meditative chanting from monks would give the piece more depth and create an environment.