This site has now been superseeded by the new Shakinda Productions Website, This one will remain live here for those who still want to read posts etc. You may also be intersted in the Quartz Composer Book Site and We would love you to come say hello on the Shakinda Facebook or you can follow us on twitter thanks for all who supported the vj gigs and here's to the future!
Its been very busy at Shakinda recently and hard to know where to start on the news front. Great workshops at the Urban Arts Academy in Belfast, Fun gigs with Nakatomi towers at Stiff Kitten and continued residencies at Lush! and Yello. More production work for the new Yello visuals and DVD and Play and Wired and Belfast Exposed. We have now launched vj equipment rental services in response to popular demand!
Realtime Motion Graphics with Quartz Composer is a book and DVD project authored by Shakinda & Surya Buchwald, to be published by Pearson. Started nine months ago, this project aims to introduce Quartz Composer as a very powerful and fun graphical programming environment. Despite its massive potential for real-time audio reactive solutions, Quartz Composer is still mainly publicized for the creation screensaver, and remains woefully under-used as a visualization tool. The Mastering Quartz Composer book could change this forever.
This book and DVD shows the full potential of Quatz Composer, from taking a complete novice through the software setup process and getting to grips its interface, all the way to enabling the modelization of complex 3d audio reactive environments, midi interaction, to retrieving online database information.
After a late booking and sudden return from the slopes in France, Shakinda once more rocked the Planet love visuals. This time it was just outside dublin, shakinda vjed alongside Ferry Corsten, Judge Jules, Sander Van Doorn and Alex Kidd. The 5000 capacity gig had been sold out for weeks and everyone came to party!
Over on the dev blog Shakinda has just uploaded a new video tutorial to help vjs get up and running with quartz composer on mac osx leopard. Check it out and get VJin!
Tomorrow night will see the long anticipated beginning of Shakinda's weekly residency at the Belfast art college. A lengendary venue which was always had a big influence on the local scene will now be home to another of belfast's rising stars. Doors 9pm...