Saturday 23 March 2013

Gaye Bykers On Acid

My very first walk on part, holding an 8mm cine projector on my shoulder in the front row of a GBOA gig in 1989

Tuesday 19 March 2013

Happy Birthday Dear Pop Star

Another walk on part in the lives of the famous - this time Simon Lebon's birthday in Toronto 2011. He ended up wearing the cake instead of eating it. If you look closely you can see the Gucci labels on my Peltors.

Beautiful Clothes - TV Mania

It's nearly 14 weeks since we shot the video for Beautiful Clothes and much love and affection has been poured into making it into something wonderful. It's finally ready and will no doubt be released very very soon..

Saturday 16 March 2013

EART HL I NG Tour 1997

Yes, i did indeed get a walk on part in the career of David Bowie. Thats me on the left walking offstage mid song after fixing a projector on the bass drum.. We got the static effect by playing blank tapes in the VHS machines.

Duran Bootleg - Latest & Greatest - 1998

Another still from another bootleg, this time the Wembley show in the Dec 98 UK tour - being my first time out with Duran Duran. Lead Singer Simon Lebon asked the Tour Manager who the guy was in yellow headphones running around onstage during the show. When told, he then said "Well, this is Duran Duran. If he is onstage he either wears black or Gucci." Which is how I came to have Gucci logos on my ear defenders.
2x xenon HFX 35mm slide projectors & 2x xenon EIKI 16mm cine Projectors

Friday 15 March 2013

Duran Bootleg - Pop Trash - 1999

Sadly deepvisual have no photos of their Duran projections from the 1998-2000 tours as the negs were handed over to someone else, never to be returned.. Its very hard to find stills or video from back then, but this has surfaced from a bootleg recorded by the in house CCTV at the House of Blues Chicago.. which I am sure is very naughty of them..
Large format scroll film projection from 7kW HFX projector.

Tuesday 12 March 2013

Projection Mapping Pioneers

Given the massive explosion of Projection Mapping its hard to imagine a time when this specialised technique was all but unknown outside of a small circle of specialists. If you try Googling for "3D Projection Mapping" you won't find anything earlier than 2007.
deepvisual started doing Projection Mapping in 1993, quickly innovating the ponderous techniques that French companies were using for architectural projection into a simple and effective way of preparing images - at that time large format slides- for projection onto buildings..

of course deepvisual didn't invent Projection Mapping, but we did single-handedly make it accessible to the whole world by posting two videos on youtube in 2007, explaining our unique method for accurately aligning projected imagery to objects. From that small beginning Projection Mapping has snowballed into a global phenomenon.

deepvisual projection mapping Taejon Expo 1993

more on deepvisual and the history of Projection Mapping

Friday 8 March 2013

Nick Rhodes: Bei Incubi

The Force Behind Duran Duran Reveals His Photographic Talent in a New Series

A chameleonic woman shape-shifts to adopt a multitude of personas in these seductive Polaroids by Duran Duran keyboardist-turned-photographer Nick Rhodes. A founding member of the legendary New Romantic pop outfit, Birmingham-born Rhodes had originally intended the shots to feature on the sleeve to forthcoming album from side-project TV Mania. ” The works on display follow the many metamorphoses of an imagined character—the fame-obsessed daughter of a futuristic, dysfunctional family—as she transforms from a photogenic beauty to an abstract, even nightmarish vision. “One of the main challenges for me was to try to create photos that look like paintings, but without using computers in post-production,” says Rhodes. “Live dangerously—take a Polaroid.
Needless to say, deepvisual have been involved in every stage of this project, including the big party last night.
It's not always work work work...

Thursday 7 March 2013

Studio Shoot

Changeover on set and the Gaffer springs into action. 
Bespoke HD content was accurately mapped onto the set on a one day video shoot for a prominent games company - by deepvisual of course! 
Christie 8k & Modul8

Monday 4 March 2013

Projection Mapping IHG

A refurbished hotel in central London needed an event with a difference. Cue deepvisual with some bespoke projection mapping on the facade..
4x 20k Christie Roadsters and Watchout