Today, June 30th marks the official launch of â€œIncubus HQ Liveâ€.
For 7 days (6/30 â€“ 7/06) Incubus will be inviting fans in the Los Angeles area to an undisclosed location for the most unique, personal and up-close fan experience imaginable! In â€œIncubus HQ Liveâ€ the web meets reality; itâ€™s where web technology combines with fan-to-band interaction complete with impromptu live sets, live web streams, instructional clinics, and full performances from the band all being captured in a real-time documentary.
The â€œIncubus HQ Liveâ€ space will be fully equipped with cameras and other technology contributed by numerous technology supporters, including Sony, Livestream, Viddy, Anvato, HD Cinema, and VER. Cameras will be live to capture all of the action and stream it while itâ€™s happening for fans around the world. Other camera angles will include fly-on-the-wall perspectives, hand-held cameras and even some of the band members could hop behind the lens.
Fans are also invited to contribute to this living and breathing art instillation via message boards, fan generated photo uploads and Twitter updates that will all be projected on the walls of the space for the band and fans to see (provided by Tweetbeam).
According to Incubus lead singer Brandon Boyd, â€œWe have such cool mediums to use on this project that help us to interact with our fans. Our goal is to provide an unprecedented level of access to Incubus, our video content and to create engagement that inspires and empowers our fans to express themselves creatively and share their thoughts with the world and with us.â€
â€œIncubus HQ Liveâ€ will be open daily from 10am â€“ 6pm PDT, where various members of the band will be present during the day. Fans in the Los Angeles area can schedule hour-long sessions to walk through the space and collaborate with their favorite Incubus band members. For more information and to make an appointment visit www.incubushqlive.com.
Director Marc Scarpa described the experience of â€œIncubus HQ Liveâ€ as â€œA participatory conversation by and with the fans of musical artists Incubus – Itsâ€™ about the band, their music and the interaction with their fans. Our technology supporters are enabling us to create and tell this story in real time and we are grateful to them for thatâ€
The following is a list of our technology supporters, who have been generous in providing cutting edge equipment and technology, to enhance the Incubus HQ Live experience for the band and all of their fans.
o Sony is a leading manufacturer of audio, video, communications, and information technology products for the consumer and professional markets. Its motion picture, television, computer entertainment, music and online businesses make Sony one of the most comprehensive entertainment and technology companies in the world. Sony provided Incubus HQ with a number of products including Bloggie cameras, VAIO personal computers, PiiQ headphones and Sony Internet Televisions.
o Livestream’s mission is to build a next-generation live cable operator: one that is global, social, user friendly, reaches all devices and is accessible to anyone interested in broadcasting an interactive live video experience – for free. Event organizers, content owners, celebrities and artists around the world use Livestream’s social broadcasting tools to engage and grow their audiences on the web, mobile devices, and connected TVs. More than one billion video minutes are streamed each month to a growing community of 20 million monthly viewers. The company operates in 3 offices – in New York, Los Angeles and Bangalore.
o Viddy is a new mobile video application that makes it easy to create visually stunning mobile videos using one click production effects and soundtracks, then instantly share video clips across social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube. Imagined and created in the Matrix building in Venice, California, Viddy was founded by JJ Aguhob and Brett Oâ€™Brien.
o Founded in February 2005, YouTube allows billions of people to discover, watch and share originally-created videos. YouTube provides a forum for people to connect, inform, and inspire others across the globe and acts as a distribution platform for original content creators and advertisers large and small.
Â· Yousef El-Dardiryâ€“ Tweetbeam
o Yousef El-Dardiry (22) is a software developer and avid rock music fan from The Netherlands. He graduated cum laude from Delft University of Technology, where he studied Computer Science. After having worked for several software companies including Microsoft he now settled as an internet entrepreneur in Amsterdam. Fans who are unable to attend the event can view the same experience online at www.tweetbeam.com.
o Anvato, Inc. (www.anvato.com) serves both publishers and advertisers providing the only end-to-end media content platform with live and on-demand video management, syndication, monetization, and analytics. Anvato’s unique technology enables broadcasters to capture live broadcasts, edit live and syndicate to web and mobile devices near real time. Publishers can monetize live streams with dynamic and user-targeted ad insertion.
Anvato allows advertisers to track campaign effectiveness and optimize ad revenue.
o Teradek offers a wide range of video encoder solutions, including the featherweight camera-top Cube, which was provided to Incubus HQ in order to broadcast live video of performances and activities over WiFi from any handheld HD video camera. HD video encoders allow unprecedented access to these and other personalized broadcasting. Check out the Cube, and other products on: www.teradek.com
Â· HD Cinema
o Since its inception in 1998, HD Cinemaâ„¢ has been dedicated to providing its clients with premium High Definition gear, oustanding service, and unparalleled industry knowledge for camera rentals and post services. HD Cinema works with individuals and companies within the independent film community who produce a variety of quality digital feature films, documentaries, music videos, and television programs. Their role is to simplify the 4K and HD24p Digital Imaging processes for the creative people we work with, at affordable prices and with attentive service.
o VER is nationally located AV, audio, broadcast and computer equipment rental company featuring vast inventory for productions or events including: projectors, cameras, audio, monitors, computers, lighting, rigging, and AV presentation equipment.