As you probably are aware, this tour we’re adding custom made visuals to the concert experience. We’ve always dug the psychedelic bonus edge a good visual production can give a gig, and we’ve tried to do this a few times before, but the technology and the practical aspects of doing visuals properly has not been within our grasp untill now.
So when norwegian artist Flu Hartberg contacted us a while back and asked if we were interested in him doing some visuals, we obviously were. We love his work and are honored he thought of us! Now he has given us a whole bunch of stuff that we are already using in the show: fantastic short animated pieces that add a beautiful dreamlike vibe to the proceedings. it’s really great stuff!
So far so good, but here’s the thing: We play really long shows. We improvise a lot, and we have no fixed set list, so we will always need more material.
So here’s a challenge to all you Psychonauts, fans and creative folks out there : make us some! If you want to see your work projected on stage during the show this tour, send your shorts/loops/abstracts and psychedelic animated art our way! You can make it as song specific as you like (or not), it can be b/w, color, film or animation – you decide!
If our visual designer/lightswitchoperator Jan Erik feels it cuts the mustard, he’ll use it in the show.
We ideally want DXV 3 files in 1920×1080 resolution, but we’ll take anything you throw our way as long as is high res enough to blow up big!
Well, bring it!
Send your contributions to this mail adress firstname.lastname@example.org Or if it’s huge, via filemail, hightail or one of those large file tranfer service providers.
C’mon – make us look good!
Bob LeBad, esq
A sample of Flu Hartberg’s awesome visuals
I sure hope I can handle the new levels of transcendence this might induce…
You want me to just give you my hard work for free? no thank you!
It’s up to anyone. I considered creating some stuff but then decided against due to more urgent priorities. No need for monkey business anger posts though…
I would but I couldnt. But what if you download some Hubblevideos and play them in a loop. It’s just an idea, because I thought Motorpsycho fits very well in the galaxies. The site is Hubblesite.org.
Please take a gig in Nürnberg!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Hmm this is really a epic thing to be able to do.. going to ask some friends to have a sitdown, listen to a album or 5 and put some stuff together, Great idea!
Couln’t withstand – now working on some kind of psychedelic slideshow animation. Hopefully finished before the tour ends ;-)
I’ve seen two shows so far, yesterday in Brussels and last thursday in Sint Niklaas. Yesterday was amazing! It made me order my third ticket, 8/11 in Köln.
But I’m very sorry to tell you guys the visuals don’t add very much to the show. Due the lightingplot there’s almost nothing to see. Especially for Flu Hartberg’s figurative animations it’s a waste. And they certainly look beautiful as far as they sometimes appear. The backlights and the smoke spoil everything. I’m a technician in theatre myself for many years now and using video is almost always present these days. In my experience, video-wise, Rock ‘n roll shows in small venues never work out as it should. Ugly projection screens, always hitting spotlights, equipment and musicians. and the typical huge amount off backlights and smoke, do the rest… The light technician also changes colours and formats constantly.
Anyway, I really hope this is not the case in most of the other venues but I really doubt it…
I found the visuals during the wheel really good @ the Bota concert. Only found out just, else I had put in my effort also. I understand it must be in B/W only?
“it can be b/w, color, film or animation – you decide!” – see Bob’s post above.