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INTRO


moving image

design + build

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INTRO


moving image

design + build

bejohnny is a video design studio based in Boston, directed by Johnny DeKam.

We edit • produce • design videos and interactive environments. We design + build the systems to deliver the experience. We have extensive expertise with museum exhibitions, corporate events, world concert tours, television, higher education, architecture, public art & internet / social media.

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edit + post


edit + post

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edit + post


edit + post

Our state of the art, real-time post production suite is optimized for fast turn around, precision grading and truly unique visual effects. Speed aside, the real magic comes in finding the right story. Below are some short works showcasing our editing style.

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real-time visuals


real-time systems

creative coding

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real-time visuals


real-time systems

creative coding

bejohnny utilizes real-time creative coding techniques to create content, visual effects and interactive installations.  Our primary tools are Max/MSP/Jitter, Derivative Touch Designer, & Quartz.  Johnny is recognised internationally as an early progenitor of live cinema, video instrumentalism, and generative / net-art.  This background uniquely positions BeJohnny as one of the foremost practices in the field.

Johnny pioneered several important milestones in realtime video software, founding  the company VIDVOX in 1998, releasing “Prophet”, the first broadcast quality video sampler software and VDMX, the first complete video mixer studio optimized for live performance, which quickly set the bar for video software interface design. Today VIDVOX is a mature software company, with many thousands of users worldwide.  http://vidvox.com/

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video design


video design

live events

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video design


video design

live events

The experience gained pioneering realtime video software was leveraged to design cutting edge systems for major concert tours & premiere events.  Our clients include Dream Theater, FUN, Thomas Dolby, Sasha, John Digweed, Adam Freeland, Surface Magazine, BeBerlin, nVidia & The Glitch Mob.  We've collaborated with top notch event designers such as Garage Studio, Artfag, and Jacob Abrahmson.  We've toured around the world 5 times over and performed shows in just about every venue imaginable.  Our shows have been broadcast on television, BluRay and DVD.  From Coachella to High Voltage to Sonar, when it comes to kickass video for the big screen in front of thousands of people live, look no further.


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exhibition


fine art

exhibitions

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exhibition


fine art

exhibitions

We've always kept a foot in the world of fine art.  After all, Johnny started as an artist with an MFA in electronic art.  Major museums have called on bejohnny to design AV systems supporting their exhibitions, collaborating directly with an array of internationally recognised artists.  Clients include the Menil Collection in Houston,  the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago and the American Museum of the Moving Image.  More recently we've been working with Artist Leslie Hewitt and Filmaker Bradford Young (Selma) to mount their collaborative work "Untitled Structures" in cities around the world.