Charles Bergquist Projection Collection

Posted by Jakub

After seeing these videos I know now that if Charles Bergquist is doing visuals for a musician in Brooklyn then i’m there. It’s hard to find good visuals these days at a show, a ton of it seems like bland web archive footage and is always an after thought, i’m really liking the subject matter that Chris chooses and the select and simple effects done that fit the music.

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travis says:

April 27, 2010 at 8:20 pm

this is so insanely right up your aesthetic, even the fonts – it seems hard to believe someone else made it.


Christof says:

April 27, 2010 at 10:02 pm

I’m a big fan of Charles’ work. The octopus and martian shots in his Viernes Show Productions Collection are surreal! Makes you feel like floating at about 0:22 seconds in.


Alberto says:

April 27, 2010 at 10:15 pm

I couldn’t agree more about your point about bland web footage/unoriginal/afterthought projections. Charles made all of these from scratch for the music. It’s all OG baby


Jiver says:

April 29, 2010 at 2:05 am

Beautiful. Charles, what camera/software do you use? I’m sure your working process is as interesting as your work.


Charles Bergquist says:

May 2, 2010 at 4:36 pm

Thanks everyone.


I use mainly After Effects and Final Cut for software. Some things in here are Cinema 4D, but I only have just started in the past year in that. For the cameras, it’s a mix. I have a HVX (Octopus) and a GH1 (Liquids). For most of the liquid I have a giant fish tank and a lightbox that I shoot into.


Dan says:

May 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

These are inspiring, I’m now seriously reflecting on the possibilities for dynamic (not pre-programmed) video to go behind my live sets. This old miniDV camera won’t do, though…


Colin says:

June 4, 2010 at 2:54 pm

I think you’d enjoy the visuals Lasse Hoile provides for the band Porcupine Tree. It’s very captivating work. And it’s quite easy to be swept up and forget to watch the band.