Wednesday 30 January 2013

TV Mania

Back in the mid-90s, Duran Duran's  Nick Rhodes and guitarist Warren Cuccurullo had what turned out to be a premonition of a society in which voyeurism was woven into the cultural fabric. In wanting to share their vision of the future, they created its soundtrack in the form of an album called TV Mania: Bored With Prozac and The Internet? Lost until recently the album is on the brink of release. 
deepvisual is currently working with Nick Rhodes on a series of visual TV Mania delights for you all to enjoy.

The Orb

deepvisual has performed live visuals for 90s ambient supergroup The Orb since 2000 performing  a successful run of shows in  Europe, the US and Japan on a variety of screens and stages. Hot on the heels of their latest album with Lee 'Scratch' Perry, deepvisual generate a spontaneous free form visual joyride as backdrop to The Orb onstage.

Duran Duran

Now heading into their 14th year at the helm of Duran Duran's visual onstage presence, deepvisual crafted content from diverse sources into a spectacular backdrop for the band's 2011-2012 World Tour.
The show was such a success there was a DVD release of the Manchester 2011 concert - A Diamond In The Mind.
Behind the scenes, the multiscreen content was run live, with some sequences triggered by timecode, while other sections of the show used deepvisual's touring CCTV system to place intimate live shots of the performers and audience onscreen.

Absolute Hollywood

Always the most challenging of our projects, working in Absolute Hollywood's giant domes draws on skills as diverse as rope access, fulldome content creation and planetarium projection system installation and alignment. We've done some amazing work together including the Four Host Nations Pavilion at the Vancouver Winter Olympics and at events across the globe

Mobile Planetarium - Madrid

A badly installed Planetarium projection system in Madrid was turned around by deepvisual, resulting in a perfect line up and a delighted client. Just by chance, we ended up saving the Planet (arium) on the same day some of the more superstitious members of spaceship earth were convinced was the end of the world. 

Nollywood Film Premiere

Last minute problems with HDCP copy protection almost sank the glamorous UK launch of the Nigerian movie 'Turning Point' .  deepvisual saved the day of course and the hilarious movie nearly brought the house down..

Girls Aloud

An elaborate NDA prevents us from saying much beyond "Aren't the projections on the new Girls Aloud video fantastic"

Hartnell ~ RNIB simulator

Working in conjunction with Hartnell Creative Communication, deepvisual created an award winning interactive game system with a VDMX engine that simulates the symptoms of progressive eye disease, for the Royal National Institute for the Blind.


The content curators at Musion liked our custom made footage for their Musion Eyeliner competition so much they bought it!

Nokia Projection Art Gallery

How could anyone expect an international projection artist to actually know how to do projections? Enter deepvisual who took all the flash based content that really didn't want to work and made it run like clockwork to timecode.

Monday 14 January 2013

On tour / Off tour

Willard: [voiceover] Saigon... shit; I'm still only in Saigon... Every time I think I'm gonna wake up back in the jungle.  When I was home after my first tour, it was worse. [grabs at flying insect]  I'd wake up and there'd be nothing. I hardly said a word to my wife, until I said "yes" to a divorce. When I was here, I wanted to be there; when I was there, all I could think of was getting back into the jungle. I'm here a week now... waiting for a mission... getting softer. Every minute I stay in this room, I get weaker, and every minute Charlie squats in the bush, he gets stronger. Each time I looked around the walls moved in a little tighter.
Yeah, its not easy being off the road for any length of time. You try to rest a little and maybe catch up on all the thousands of things that need doing, then before you know it the phone rings and a voice says "Can you go to Madrid today?" or "Can you go to rehearsals in Brixton right now and just do whatever they ask? You'll be back in 14 weeks."