Tag Archives: 360 video

De Anza Planetarium Holiday Performances, December 8

jwaltczyk/ November 30, 2018/ Performances

Time for my end-of-the-year Holiday show! It’s holiday-themed group VR! I’ll be creating and celebrating new virtual worlds in the dome of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. December 8. It has to be experienced to be believed! Tickets are available here!

2018/07/06 Lotus Gorgon

jwaltczyk/ July 6, 2018/ Video, Weekly Post

The Awakening of the Lotus Gorgon The Gorgon is a symbol of wisdom, of feminine power. In this #trisolar system, the Lotus Gorgon consumes ideas which float through the ether, bringing her ideas and wisdom. We discover this process in progress, and I don’t yet know what new powers the Gorgon will embody, nor what she will do. I may

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2018/04/16 Arvana on Ruong Shi

jwaltczyk/ April 17, 2018/ Weekly Post

Arvana on Ruong Shi: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! This one took me two weeks instead of one, and I hope it’s worth the extra effort! Arvana is on a mission on Ruong Shi, a planet of precious mystery and ancient wonder. My inspiration for this look comes from Heavy Metal magazine artists such as Moebius and Richard Corben. I

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Easter Egg Parade

jwaltczyk/ April 5, 2018/ Weekly Post

Easter Egg Parade: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Happy Spring! Happy Easter! It’s time to enjoy Spring with its color and fertility! Dusting off a concept that I created a few years ago, while I’m learning Unity. The concept, imagery and music are mine, performed in real-time in Unity3D.

2018/01/17 Winter Revelation

jwaltczyk/ January 17, 2018/ Video, Weekly Post

Winter Revelation: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! The winter sun hangs low. It’s a somber season on any planet. We match our time to the frozen flow. The stillness and the quiet are a prelude to transformation. Designed and performed in real-time in my own game engine. Increased the crystal count for render. I composed the music to match the

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2017/12/30 Happy New Year 360

jwaltczyk/ December 30, 2017/ Weekly Post

New Year 2018 Vigil: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Happy New Year! I hope your and my 2018 is a time of happiness and enlightenment, that we overcome the darkness and enjoy greater peace and prosperity! This is created and performed in my real-time system. #virtualreality #realtime #vr #dream #city #NYE2018 #happynewyear #happyholidays #dreamscape #fantasy #psychedelic #electronica #luciddreaming  #trippy #spiritualart

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2017/12/24 Fantasy World in 360: Christmas World

jwaltczyk/ December 24, 2017/ Weekly Post

Christmas World  in 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, Happy New Year! I’ve had such joy designing and performing this little world for you! This is another animated “speed painting”, in which I draw the world as I fly around it and explore it. I’ve choreographed this performance with my mix of music “Silent Night” —

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2017/12/12 Fantasy World in 360: Fractal Christmas Tree

jwaltczyk/ December 12, 2017/ Weekly Post

Fractal Christmas Tree 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! I enjoy the lights and decorations that we erect to fend off the dark and the cold! I also enjoy the branching of pines and the ringing of bells! Enjoy this time of year and be merry with everyone you meet! I created and performed this sketch in my real-time system.

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2017/11/27 Fantasy World in 360: Harvest Spirits

jwaltczyk/ November 27, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Harvest Spirits 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A herd of Harvest Spirit animals makes its annual pilgrimage through a magical forest, sharing gifts of bounty along the way. I could watch these creatures run for hours… and I have! I created and performed this in my real-time system. I choreographed the movement to my own music, a re-imagining of

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2017/11/09 Fantasy World in 360: City of Dreams

jwaltczyk/ November 9, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

City of Dreams 360: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Real-time creation of a futuristic city! Watch as I create a 3D cityscape and explore the new space. You can see my sparkly cursor moving around draw the futuristic buildings. This is a brief excerpt from a show I perform live. I performed something like this last weekend, though I evolved

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Halloween 360

jwaltczyk/ October 23, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Happy Halloween! Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Live world creation! Join me as I create a 3D Halloween World inside a Jack-o-Lantern! This is a brief excerpt from a show I perform live. You can see my sparkly cursor moving around as I carve the pumpkin, draw the landscape, grow spooky trees, grow corn from candy, and puppet a ghostly

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2017/09/27 Fantasy World in 360: Rainbow Smokers

jwaltczyk/ September 27, 2017/ Weekly Post

Rainbow Smokers: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! Pumping rainbows into the sky, under a Harvest Moon. Transforming the environment to bring bliss into the world. What is needed is bubbling up from below the surface. I started this scene by drawing the pipe structures onto a landscape, and the story of this place emerged before me as I created the

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2017/09/18 Fantasy World in 360: Atrium Caelum

jwaltczyk/ September 17, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Atrium Caelum: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A glimpse into a complex organic network, pulsing to a cosmic heartbeat. The atrium caelum (“heaven chamber”) is made of light and flows with energy. I created this scene and music, which inspired me to kick off the Lucid Dreamscape project. I hope someday to expand on this scene, and to demonstrate the

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2017/08/29 Fantasy World in 360: Forest Traffic

jwaltczyk/ August 29, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Forest Traffic: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! I’ve created some generative creatures which live in this little forest that I drew for them. They each have their own character, depending on the parameters I give them. I like to watch them run, and I also like to watch them run into each other! I designed and rendered this scene in

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2017/08/08 Fantasy World in 360: Fluorite Farm

jwaltczyk/ August 8, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Fluorite Farm: Lucid Dreamscape of the Week! A landscape that rolls with waves growing a crop of shifting cubic crystals, like fluorite or pyrite. This idea evolved from the plan to demonstrate a landscape that shifts and changes. The overall scenario emerged from that. It’s an example of my process that does not include a verbal script or a storyboard.

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2017/08/01 Fantasy in 360: Genetic Mainspring

jwaltczyk/ August 3, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Genetic Mainspring: Lucid Dreamscape of the week! “Genetic Mainspring” is a piece that I have performed many times live in my planetarium concerts. It’s an imagining of how long-chain molecules dance and play to the tick-tock of a clock. Is this how organic molecules dance when we’re not looking? Another way of perceiving this piece is how I “dance about

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2017/07/25 Fantasy in 360: Fractal Networking

jwaltczyk/ July 25, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Fractal Networking: Lucid Dreamscape of the week! A branching fractal network. Only an extensive tour of a fractal geometry can give you the idea of its true dimension. This is just a brief glimpse. Notice that in this fractal there is far more empty space than filled space. I use this metaphor to describe how technology has branches, but most

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2017/07/17 Fantasy in 360: Instant World #937

jwaltczyk/ July 18, 2017/ Uncategorized, Video, Weekly Post

Fantasy in 360: Instant World #937 Lucid Dreamscape of the week! Infinity can fit into small places. There is no limit to how small or deep or detailed we can get. Each choice is another dimension to explore. In this sketch, I’m demonstrating some techniques I’ve invented to create a little world within a arabesque sphere. I’m drawing the matrix,

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2017/07/03 Fantasy World 360: “Fireworks Flowers”

jwaltczyk/ July 3, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Happy 4th of July! A transformative sketch for this week’s holiday! Fireworks transform into dandelions! Joy spreads like weeds! A tip of the hat to composers Sousa and Ives, for the inspiration for the “Stars and Stripes Trance” idea that you can hear toward the end. Be safe and sane with your psychedelic and explosive adventures! This is a recording

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2017/06/27 Fantasy World in 360: “Instant Avatar Adventure”

jwaltczyk/ June 28, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

For this week’s sketch, I’m using my technique for sketching a human figure and immediately bringing it to life. We join the little fellow on his journey through a world that I continue to create around him. This is just a short introduction to a longer world-building piece, with the sketched figure being the main character exploring the new world.

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2017/07/20 Bliss of the Infinite Mind

jwaltczyk/ June 20, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Fantasy World in 360: “Bliss of the Infinite Mind” For this week’s sketch, I took inspiration from Escher and visionary art. I created a hyper-dimensional journey, a fragment of infinity. Each box and pairs of heads smaller and smaller, cascading in an endless sequence. Boxes within boxes, windows into minds contemplating reflections and an infinity of scale. It’s a construction

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2017/06/13 Fantasy World in 360: “Cosmic Gardening”

jwaltczyk/ June 13, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

For this week’s 360 video sketch, I’m demonstrating some hand-crafted artisanal fractals! I sculpted, designed, and performed this world in real-time, set to my original music. I’m drawing the trees in the performance while I fly through the world. The trees grow generatively with the duplication of each gestural stroke.

2017/05/30 Fantasy 360 World: PaprikaLand

jwaltczyk/ May 30, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

A graphic world for this week’s 360 video sketch. I sculpted, designed, and performed this world in real-time, set to my original music. The graphic inspiration was Pepperland from “The Yellow Submarine”, which still looks fresh 50 years later. The music is my cover of “The Mexican” by the prog-rock band Babe Ruth. The original 1972 track had that groovy guitar

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De Anza College Performances, 2017

jwaltczyk/ May 27, 2017/ Performances

I’ll be creating and celebrating new worlds in the dome of the Fujitsu Planetarium at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. June 3, July 8, October 7, and November 4. Tickets are available here!

2017/05/08 Underwater Fantasy

jwaltczyk/ May 11, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

Designed and performed in my real-time system. I flew through space while drawing the spirals, then created the world around them, finishing with another flight down the middle.

May and June Performances, Germany and California

jwaltczyk/ May 2, 2017/ Performances

Get immersed in live improvised virtual realities! I’m getting ready to perform at the Jena Fulldome Festival in Jena, Germany on May 18. The following week, I’ll be performing in the newly renovated Planetarium Hamburg on May 23. And in June, I return to De Anza College in Cupertino, California for show in their planetarium on June 3.

2017/04/24 Strawberry Fields

jwaltczyk/ April 24, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

My 360 sketch of the week is a field of strawberries with creatures above and below. I had the strawberry stalks before I though to use one of my favorite Beatles songs, “Strawberry Fields Forever”. I quickly made this musical rendition for this movie, which I designed and performed in real-time.

2017/04/17 Dreamscape of the Moth

jwaltczyk/ April 18, 2017/ Video, Weekly Post

My 360 video sketch for the week ending 4/16/2017 (though completed a day later!) Moths congregate in a secret valley under a full moon to share in the escapades of dancing flowers. Designed, performed, and rendered in my real-time system, with my original music.