A few years ago, I met Joshua Davis. Not the Praystation dude, rather the 8-bit musician who goes by the name Bitshifter. Josh and I were both at the 2005 FITC conference in Toronto. A friend had arranged an evening of performance at a church that had been turned into a venue. Since Josh wasn’t quite sure what he wanted for visuals and I had no idea how to do visuals without audio, we teamed up. His peanut butter with my chocolate.
It was my first experience with live VJing and it went well enough. I put up some documentation a while back here. Since that evening went well, we teamed up again to do a music video for an original track Josh wrote. It was included on the Sonic Acts XI â€¢ The Anthology of Computer Art DVD. Happily, Bitshifter has uploaded a version of it to Vimeo because I honestly don’t think I have a copy of it anymore. Probably gathering dust on an external harddrive somewhere.
It is interesting to go back and see the work I was happy with 3.5 years ago. Very different feel, but still adhering to some basic tenets of which I am fond: Single render pass with no post production, entirely code driven, and tending to favor simple palettes.