the meltface video destruction faction uses video synthesis and projection to create facemelting visual performances for an array of applications including live shows, performance art, parties, happenings, photo shoots, and music videos. our visuals are mix of original, found, and live video run thru complex video synthesis algorithms which are reactive to music, the audience, and the performers themselves. we are always excited about creating innovative new visual performances with content fitting to suite any genre and any clients needs, so don't hesitate to shoot your overly ambitious dreams at us!

What can meltface video destruction do for you?

content design, creation and aquisition

if you need non copyright protected content aquired or created for your specific project and don't have hours of time to dig thru old footage at the national archive don't worry cause we already have! We already have sizable collection of diverse public domain and original footage but if that's not enough we can find or create footage taylor specificly for the needs of your project

live video compositing, projection mapping, multi projection, dynamic installations

we use the most cutting edge applications including resolume avenue, modul8, and VDMX do live compositing of videos and are able to utilize some of the coolest new techniques available today!

projection mapping: mapping the videos to fit onto any object or surface including multiple screens, complex objects (like scenery in a a play or your drummers kick drum head), or multiple walls areas.

multiple projection: combined with projection mapping you can turn every area in a venue into a lighting source, a, undulating texture, or a dynamic billboard... let your imagination go wild!

tempo synced scene changes, effects, animations: having great textures and lighting schemes is great and all but when it comes to live music it's importent to be able to have everything in sync with what the audience is listening too. using information from the sounding content and MIDI triggers the video content can perfectly sync with the audience is hearing. imagine new videos and color schemes starting right on the downbeat of a chorus, with animation or videos of dancing in time with the music, even slicing, stuttering and warping of clips all cued by the music!

dmx lighting control: when your video scenes are combined with the power of dmx lighting control the house lighting system can be slaved to master tempo, scene changes, and color schemes of the video projections!

dynamic installations

for projection installations that are going to be set up for long periods of time like art gallery installations and decorative ambience it's important to never see the same composite twice. using algorithmic composition you can be sure that your installation will be a constantly evolving work of art rather then a tired looping video that looses it's appeal after a couple of runs.

installation and setup

 our techs have the experience and the tools to set up video projection solutions in the most awkward and hostile environments from seedy rock clubs to classy galleries. go ahead and try us, we love a challenge.

previous work includes video performances for these artists... and even more!

ivan neville's DUMPSTAPHUNKThe Dirty Dozen Brass BandBlitzen TrapperGrayson CappsStanton Moore TrioCharlie Louvin w/ Emmelou Harris, Shannon McNallyJason Isbell and the 400 UnitPaul ThornMalcolm Holcombethe protomenthe dead hippieshow i became the bomb, HP witchcraft (wooden wand), velcro stars, Hammertorch, Kopecky Family Band, Reno Bo, Jordan HullKid Stuff, Colorfeels, D.J. Double Click w/ Miles Cramer, The Hollywood Ten, Majestico, Whole Fantastic World, heartbeater, evil bebos, the ascent of everest

meltface video destruction has setup projection and been seen at such venues as:

The Bama Theater : Tuscaloosa, AL

The 40 Watt : Athens, GA

The Square Room : Knoxville, TN

The Lyric Theater : Oxford, MS

The Beat Kitchen : Chicago, IL

The End, Exit\IN, Mercy Lounge, The Open Lot, The Muse, The Rutledge and pretty much every venue in Nashville, TN

 

check out some examples of our work in the portfolio section!