sonic synergies dvd trailer

Some scenes for the upcoming sonic synergies dvd trailer

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bestbefore is a personal online portfolio as well as a creative workspace made by Andreas Karaoulanis. 
First launched at 2004 showcasing flash movies, but since then evolved to a hopefully updated blog with news, illustrations, and whatever else seems to be suitable.

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Andreas Karaoulanis
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10965 – Berlin / DE

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Piano studies

Antonis Anissegos – piano
Andreas Karaoulanis – animation



°Aeonio is a dialogue between organic environment and related data abstractions.
It complements presence with visual blueprints and acoustic fragments as a real-time process.
The multimedia piece follows several approaches to emphasize a core of data: impulse.

The artwork co-narrates by the elements of visual arts, experimental dance and contemporary music.

It is meant to be performed live as a vivid presentation for public audience, on public stages
or outdoor sceneries.

°AEONIO uses a multilayer media setting to achieve a converging communication between its narrative
elements. It offers a journey through morphing landscapes and imaginary organisms, stimulating
the audience to continuously perceive new associations of alternating arguments.

As an evocative circulation of influences by physical, acoustical and visual counterpoints,
it reflects the boundaries of existence and communication within this fragile questioning.

Media environment is created with Live Camera / Kinect / Processing / Quartz Composer / MaxMSP
/ Ableton Live / Boss RC-50 / Viola / Akkordion / Percussion Bells / Metallophon / Sensula / Metronom.

Links and Information about the collaborating artists:

Christian Sonntag – Website
Katerina Liana – Vimeo
Céline Péle – Website / Soundcloud
Special thanks to Anton Iakhontov ( link ) for video loops.

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Sharing kinect data to multiple mashines ————— Max Patch

Max Patch to get the data from kinect and share to multiple mashines via OSC.
Suited best for network performances, to ease your main processor  and get the data from a secondary machine.
How it works,
Connect kinect to laptop A.
1.Run synapse (
2.Run MacWithKinectip.maxpat
On laptop B, C, …..
1.Run MacNoKinectip.maxpat
2.Copy the ip provided in this patch to laptop A
…..Go!    Here’s the Patch

Moscow International Biennale


Works that lie on the boundary between the genres of video art, animation and installations are sure to surprise visitors.

Every person is immersed in a world of media. The curators Patrick K.-H and Asya Mukhina have dived into it to broaden the traditional understanding of animation and experiment on the boundary between video art, animation and installations.


RAM Series #01 | 03.02.2012
Radical Animation and Musik | K77 -Lichtblick Kino- | SALON BRUIT BERLIN
Curated by Julian Bonequi | Audition Records
interview and more info:

Lpm Rome 2012

Came back from Live Performers Meeting (LPM) in Rome where  had 2 performances + the 1st price winner of the 2012 vj torna.

The competition is reserved for individuals or crew of 2 persons For the Battle category, vjs are allowed to work with their own video material,
except for the final, for which the loop will be selected by the jury and revealed only 30 minutes before the challenge.
Even the music will not be chosen from the finalists, not to create situations of disadvantage.

more info and photos here:,

A big thanks to all the people took part at the event and a big hello to all the beautiful people meeting there. Love you all!

After Effects @ Betahaus / Berlin / 7-8 June

A 2 day workshop in Adobe’s After Effects software,explaining how it works and what you can do with it, encouraging you to create your own animations and give movement to your imaginary ideas.Best suited for beginners who might have small or no experience before with video editing programs.

DAY ONE: Introduction to after effects workspace, basic editing and animation techniques, animating elements from photoshop files, exploring the boundaries of the software, emphasise on the specific needs of each participant. Book ticket for day one here.

DAY TWO: Encouraging participants start their own project depending on their interests and needs, developing these projects, present them and share ideas how further they could go a step further. Book ticket for day two here.

more info here


Lava Project – KuKuLand / Bestbefore
Audio: Antonis Anissegos
Scenes from performing live at the LPM in Rome in 2012.

After Effects workshop at NK

February 10, 11, 12 2012
Translating Audio into Images with After Effects
Level: intermediate

A three day workshop explaining how to synchronise the movement and parameters of graphics with audio. Graphics could be any kind, from computer generated ones till handmade scanned files passed through photoshop. Audio and images will combine into after effects get manipulated, synchronised and export as audio driven quicktime movies.

A usage of expressions (code) will take place too, for more advanced and specific synchronisation. Participants are encouraged to develop projects which will be presented at the end of the workshop.

Maximun number of participants 12. Get more info about the workshop and register here.


Best before Unu
Audio: Antonis Anissegos
Animation: Andreas Karaoulanis
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Moscow Territory Fest

On the 9 September 2011 the Winter theatre in Sochi will host the introduction of the new project of the International festival-school “TERRITORIYA” — the multimedia show “FULL MOON“ („POLNOLUNIE”). The show is the result of collaboration between festival’s art-direction and musical curator Theodor Currentzis, set up especially for the Cultural Olympiad “Sochi 2014”.
Featuring in the program are: the multimedia exhibition in the foyer of the Winter theatre and two musical compositions: “Over moons“ (“Nad lunami”) and “Plenilune” (“Polnolunie”), by the composer — Alexey Sysoev and the director — Philipp Grigoryan.

more info here

bestbefore animation in London Underground

Smile for London, an exciting new initiative that aims to brighten the London commute, has launched with a unique two week filmfestival across digital platform screens throughout the Underground network. Developed by creative team, Meme Partnership, theSmile for London campaign harnesses art and creativity to boost the spirits of London’s commuters and provide artists working inmoving image with a new exciting platform to explore.

Launched in time to combat the January blues, the campaign will run from the 17 – 28 January 2011.  The daily changing programof film, art and animation will be displayed on digital platform screens across key London Underground sites on weekday morningsand evenings during the rush hour commute. The morning films have been curated with a view to lifting morning spirits, whilst theevening films have been selected to provoke thought and inspire. People will be able to revisit the films and view artist profiles on

Celebrated artists and film makers such as Aardman Animation, director of the moment Saam Farahmand and painter Stuart PearsonWright, who’s first work in motion stars Keira Knightley, have been invited to screen works over the two weeks. These films will bescreened alongside winning entries from a public call for submissions, chosen by a panel of industry leaders including onedotzero and Neville Brody. The winners were announced at the launch at the Museum of London last week.

max/msp-jitter light painting

Light painting example with max msp-jitter.
At the edge of the stick there are 4 infra red leds hidden, the camera reads their coordinates, and orders jitter to produce a line starting from that point.
All parameters of the line weight-height-color and life are controlable.
another example using the same infrared tracking you can se here