Scattered Light 111

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A Kereru/native wood pigeon came & sat on the roof of my sunroom this morning
Shot this morning with 5dmkIII and EF100-400L lens

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Titirangi Music Festival

I am very happy to announce the screening of my Artists Residency sound/music/film works, which will be at the Titirangi Music Festival on Sunday April 6th! The festival has a fantastically diverse programme spread across three days and nights – check out the line up HERE.
Tickets are available via EventFinder or at the Titirangi Pharmacy.

My screening is at 4.30pm on Sunday 6th and will consist of a screening, followed by a talk/Q&A/discussion. To get more of an idea of what you’ll be experiencing I’ve just finished a short mini-doco. Note: it was shot with the help of my good friend & supremely talented cinematographer Ian Powell, and was captured, post produced & is available online in 1080p… And having compared the upload it looks best on the vimeo site with HD enabled. So if you have ten minutes & a good internet feed, go watch it HERE & make sure HD is enabled.
Of course I also highly reccomend good speakers or headphones :)

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Detritus 295

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a beautiful anatomic circuit board – the amplification circuit is switched on by the speaker cone being raised & joined!

 

 

> Fascinating sounds, listening to light (thanks Nathan)

 

> Good question: is there an IMDB for music?

 

> Interesting analysis of Hollywood film business & likely future

 

> free Impulse Responses captured in science labs? thanks Richard Dobson – recorded by David Monacchi and Fons Adriaensen in 4 channel B-Format

 

> re Trevor Coxs book The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World mentioned here previously, this article includes some great examples worth a listen! (thanks Jason!)

 

 

> Stream two tracks from Aleksi Perälä’s forthcoming release using the Perälä and Grant Wilson-Claridge’s custom musical scale, the Colundi Sequence (via The Wire)

 

> Misheard lyrics? There is a name for that: mondegreen

 

> repeat after me. repeat after me. repeat after me. #fascinating!

 

> Seems the rule changes in Formula 1 (see video below for an outline) has resulted in complaints about the V6 motors being too quiet!! Andrew Westacott, the chief executive of the Australian Grand Prix was quoted saying that he didn’t even need his ear-plugs in the pit lane!

 

Cycles 720 is an hybrid visual/audio sequencer built using VVVV and Ableton Live with a custom M4L patch. Circle/Line interactions trigger percussion: rhythm and swing are dictated by the size, number of circles, their degree of separation, orientation and elasticity of each collision.

 

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Scattered Light 110

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silhouette of a Fantail (like the one from this post) shot on Friday March 14th

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Scattered Light 109

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Mana Island shot March 14th with Canon 5DmkIII and EF 100-400L lens

I have a theory that the best time to shoot timelapse is either just before or just after a storm, as the sunrise or sunset tends to be spectacular! This photo was taken at sunset a day or so before Cyclone Lusa arrives…
I first developed this theory when I was on Shodoshima, in the Seto Inland Sea of Japan. I had just arrived and was itching to get out & shoot some timelapses, but there wasn’t a single cloud in the sky!! After four or five days I started to wonder if there were ever clouds in that area at that time of year. Then the news mentioned a cyclone was coming and the evening before it arrived, the sunset was spectacular. The following day the sky was full of deep grey clouds but as soon as the storm passed, the dawn the next morning was also very beautiful… Golden hour became spectrally psychedelic!

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