Yoshi Sodeoka

    Mar 16 2010 | 10:00 am
    Hi there, I've recently found out about this amazing visual artist called Yoshi Sodeoka and I'm wondering what kind of techniques / gear he may be working with to accomplish such warmth and richness in colors. All his work has a strong analog feel to me but my investigation led to no info about his methods.
    It deserves to be shared anyways >>>

    • Mar 18 2010 | 12:30 pm
      Those pictures don't show up correctly here, they're blurry and distorted and the color is off. Maybe you should change your scanner settings, or at least check them before you upload?
      http://ps1.org/studio-visit/artist/yoshi-sodeoka I forget what that software is called though, is it Bibble?
    • Mar 18 2010 | 8:52 pm
    • Mar 18 2010 | 10:36 pm
      It's Bas, you have to learn this guys humor.
      I've seen Yoshi Sodeoka's Video Metal dvd and it is amazing. And indeed it is Metal. It didn't look analog to me: it had all the good stuff of analog but it didn't have that typical VHS one dimensional feel(Rutt-Etra could get away with this, but they also cheated a bit).
      It would be awesome if he could render his stuff for 4K or at least film.
      Tool-wise, I don't know. In Jitter you could use jit.scanwrap and the stuff Andrew Benson shows us in his Jitter Recipes.
      I've also seen Trololo (courtesy of Bas) on youtube, and that one was amazing as well.
    • Mar 18 2010 | 10:58 pm
      If you were to read the Jitter tutorials and go through the Recipes, I doubt you would have much confusion as to how he does this stuff. It's all pretty standard experimental video technique - feedback, color effects, compositing - but what makes it work is the personal decisions he makes about how to apply these.
    • Mar 19 2010 | 7:11 am
      This is ace.
      Andrew is completely right though, and our friend Gregory would probably be extatic that it bring Brian Eno's motto (judgement more important than skill) in the video art realm (mostly because of Andrew's generous code sharing ;-)
      This is good news!
    • Mar 19 2010 | 9:58 am
      ok I feel bad now cause I did go through the recipes and tutorials ! ;-) Just kiddin, yeah def the guy's taste is the most important thing and I do identify couple of standard techniques here and there, but bewing a newbie there's surely tons of things that are in the wonderful Recipes by Benson and I'm missing.
      Anyways, I was mostly intrigued by the Noize Prints I posted here, I think the textural richness is seriously amazing.