THE FOOTAGE ABOVE is made of video CLIPS RENDERED BY A MODIFIED
VINTAGE ATARI VIDEO MUSIC, PROCESSED IN VDMX.
Hello, my name is Bryan Collins. I am a freelance graphic designer and I am a certified life coach. For the last decade, I have been practicing meditation. Over these years of practice, my creative process has improved, and I feel more at peace with the world and with myself. I want to share this experience with others.
I know that meditation is difficult for some people. Visualizing the effects meditation might be a way to inspire an apprehensive person to try it. In my coaching, I often have guided meditations with my clients in order help them visualize their creative blocks and to discover tools that they need in order to remove these blocks. It works. I have started to realize that the use of color and shape as descriptive qualities for feelings allows a person to go into a more creative and playful state; a state of mind that is open and excited.
As a visual artist, I use of color, shape and sound together to induce a trance meditative state. I am also fascinated by the brain sciences. In particular, I am very intrigued by brainwaves. I've often wondered what a screensaver that was made of brainwaves would look like, and finally I am acting on this curiosity.
I have been researching various VJ software, and I have come to the conclusion that VDMX is the tool I need to bring this vision to life.
I have been using the demo of VDMX to process analog video for art, and I have been experimenting with a Neurosky Mindwave headset independently with coaching for some time, recently in a meditation session, an idea came to me...VDMX is the perfect environment to process external biofeedback into moving art. Out of all the software I tried, the learning curve and functionality that VDMX has is by far the best.
ANALOG VIDEO FOOTAGE PROCESSED IN REALTIME BY BRAINWAVES
brainwaves are translated to osc messages
a modulation source
for vdmx sliders.
Here is how the project comes together.
- Imported footage from the Atari into VDMX
- Effect chains applied to footage.
- Neurosky headset is set up, data is routed through Osculator.
- Headset OSC input applied to selected VDMX parameters.
- Person meditating sees the effects of their mental state rendered in real time.
Thank you for your time and consideration.