Tag Archives: Modul8

Using cues, timelines and VJ software for performances

These days as a part of the Obscura crew I am ofting doing visual shows that have more in common with theatre productions than traditional VJing. Often there is some sort of script for a show or a piece of music that is rehearsed. For these types of jobs I have found good use for [...]
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Concrete forest

Concrete Forest – an art project that turned into a party from Obscura on Vimeo. The video shows the result of a fun little project we did in collaboration with artist Louise Bech Pedersen. We cut out these animal figures of a special acrylic rear projection material and used them for mapping using Modul8 and MadMapper. Doing [...]
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Developing visuals synced to a music composition

Recently I have had the pleasure of working with Linda Edsjö a classically trained percussionist and composer Simon Christensen in developing visuals for a piece of modern compositional music. The project was unusual for me as we decided to try to connect the visuals computer with the computer that was running the musical backing track. [...]
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Modul8 quick tip: Keep track of your files with links

All users of Modul8 encounter the problem of keeping track of files in their projects I suppose. Sometimes you want to reuse media in new projects without creating extra copies of them and thereby cluttering your hard drive. Still you want the media collected in the same folder as the project in order to not [...]
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Projection mapping on the rise

As visualists have noticed already and known for some time now, projection mapping is cool. And now it seems that this technique is going mainstrem in a big way as it is beginning to be used more and more in commercial contexts. In my city I am noticing more and more outdoor video projections – [...]
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Working with Quartz compositions in Modul8

In Modul8 you’re able to play Quartz compositions (.qtz files) just by dragging them into your media bank like any other movie. However there are a number of problems with this approach: No 1. Performance. I have done tests and often there is a severe drop in framerate for qtz files in Modul8 compared to the [...]
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Quartz Composer performance in Modul8

I’ve been doing some testing and it’s my impression that you get a much better performance in Modul8 if you convert your .qtz files to .mov before importing them to Modul8. This can be done by following the steps described in this article: Working with Quartz Compositions in Modul8 I don’t know the reason for this [...]
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First impressions of Arkaos GrandVJ 1.2 beta

Arkaos is out with a new beta for version 1.2 of their GrandVJ application and that prompted me to check out their software. Especially since they promise support for native Quartz Composer files. The new beta is out for both Mac and Windows. grab it here: http://www.arkaos.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=6828 So now I have the beta and since I am [...]
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New module for Modul8

For a couple of years now I have been using the VJ software called Modul8. One of the nice things about Modul8 is, that people with a bit of programming skills are able to augment the application by adding so called modules. I have just made my first module – it is available for download and [...]
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Controlling Modul8 with your Iphone or Ipod Touch

I have found out how to use my iPod Touch as a controller for the Modul8 VJ app. You need the OSCemote app for the iPod and the OSCulator app on your mac. Here’s the recipe: 1. On the iPod Touch / iPhone go to app store and download OSCemote. You can try the free version first [...]
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    Vibeke Bertelsen is a visual artist based in Copenhagen who specializes in motion graphics and video projections for live music and other events. Per 2010 I am a part of the group called Obscura working full time doing large scale visuals and video installations. Contact me on

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