Experimenting with video provides an understanding of the basic visual concepts of shape, colour, texture and motion. Real-time video synthesis provides the video artist with an immediate spectrum of possibilities only limited by the technology of the equipment used. It is this instantaneous flexibility of real-time video synthesis that I find intellectually and artistically stimulating. Real-time feedback fosters inspiration to try new ideas while fresh in the imagination. New ideas can give rise to further inspiration, and so there is more of a dynamic feel for what is happening in the creative process. Real-time videography provides enormous potential for experimentation, and this is an area that I feel drives a certain motivation or mechanism for visual expression.
Designed by Jeffrey Siedler, the Supernova 12 Videosynthesizer is a real-time analogue video pattern generation instrument.