Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Congratulation the winners of the Intel Atomix Creative Invite 2016!

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Hello everyone! As you guys know I was judging for the Intel/Atomix creative invite at TalentHouse! I wanted to announce the winners here on my blog and everyone for all of your entries. There was a lot of creative ideas, submissions and inspired people and that made both me and Ravidrums excited to look at all the different entries!

Shout outs to the final 5!

Congratulations to @tommycanpictureit, El Harry, @Emleelion, Richard Hu, @ArtsIllustratedStudios,  the final five selected artists for the @intel & @virtualdj challenge!

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Tuesday, May 17, 2016

Justin Lassen performs at Google I/O 2016!

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Intel Experience at Google I/O 2016! Thanks to Intel I was invited again to show off amazing music technology, DJ and audio creation technology on multiple platforms!

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I even got a big poster at the event! Super cool! This explains all the cool hardware and software I was showing off!

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My hotel room, laying out all the stuff to show you everything I travel with for a show like this one for Google/Intel!

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Daytime setup, getting everything ready!

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Got my cool Intel hoodie and badge and ready for everything else to be setup for tonight!

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A Surface Pro 4 rocking with StageLight and controlled by t he Samson midi keyboard!

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I love this midi keyboard because it is USB powered, super small, fits in a backpack for shows like this! Its the Graphite M25!

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One of the stars of the show, the ReLoop BeatPad2! which is one of the only controllers on the market that can also control Android devices! I’m showing off Djay2!

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Stellar setup for a great multi-platform show!

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Showing off an Asus ZenFone and Zenpad (both devices running Intel Atom processors) (64bit)

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Cool demo filled with Android robots!

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Awesome!

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Kellie on stage getting everyone ready for the event tonight!

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Me and the DJ of the night! Showing off some cool touch screen and networking audio technology throughout the night! Great demo!

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Kellie Bayer is one of my most favorite people on the planet. She’s brought me all over the world at so many amazing things. I appreciate her so much. She’s a rock star at Intel doing some of the coolest designed events and programs!

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On the way to the event!

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On the way home from the event! I’ve got other cool pics and videos from the event, but other people took them on their cameras and as soon as I get them, I’ll update this blog entry. Until then, I’ll see you at the next big events!!

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This flying machine was outside the BK right near my hotel! Thought it was cool. we were near an airport field.

Friday, May 13, 2016

Justin Lassen creates branding music/audio for Intel at CES Asia 2016!

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Like last year, I had the great honor of doing the branding music/audio for Intel for their keynote/spotlight and experiential audio for the show! Thank you Intel for bringing my music to China again!

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Photos curtesy of Mike G! Gorgeous shots!

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Justin Lassen judging Intel® RealSense™/Atomix Virtual DJ creative invite with DJRaviDrums!

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At CES 2016 this year I had the honor and priviledge to meet and work with the one-of-a-kind extraoardinary DJRaviDrums! if you haven’t heard of him, go watch his sizzle reel! The man has been doing mind blowing musical things around the world! He rocked a packed house on the Intel spotlight stage to the amazement of the crowd! (us pictured above backstage at CES 2016 at the show!)

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Since then we’ve become friends and collaborators and we are proud to announce we’ve partnered with Intel RealSense and Atomix DJ software to bring you a very unique and very special video challenge. Check out this website on the TalentHouse platform for all the details about how to get started with this amazing opportunity! (above pictured together at NAMM 2016!)

Hear DjRaviDrums explain it for you here!

From the challenge:

Intel® RealSense™
and Atomix invite visual DJs, filmmakers, animators and artists from around the world to create a short video for Atomix Virtual DJ that brings the theme of "hands free" to life.
Things to consider:

  • Submissions must be no longer than 60 seconds
  • Bring the theme of "hands free" to life, and creatively show what is possible when your hands are free
  • Artists must include DJ RaviDrums' track in their video; the track and stems can be downloaded here
  • Watch the call-to-action video by DJ RaviDrums for inspiration

Five Selected Artists will each receive $1,000, an Intel based system with RealSense technology and promotion for their work across Intel and Atomix social profiles. Artists are encouraged to look at Virtual DJ's website.
Please note, the Selected Artists may be asked to create a 15-30 second video reviewing their Intel based system with RealSense technology once they have received the system.

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ABOUT Virtual DJ

Atomix Productions is the leading company on the Digital DJing market. Virtual DJ has been downloaded more than 150,000,000 times, and is currently being used by more than 6 million different people EVERY DAY. It is incontestably the most used DJ software on the planet, by far.
Download Virtual DJWebsiteFacebookTwitterInstagram

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about intel realsense

RealSense from Intel is about perceptual computing – facial recognition, gesture based controls, multi-lens cameras, powerful processing and integrated graphics working together to deliver some seriously next-gen experiences.
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The career opportunity:

Five artists, as selected by Intel and Atomix Virtual DJ, will each receive:

  • An Intel based system with RealSense technology
  • Promotion for their work across Intel and Atomix social profiles
  • $1,000

For more information, rules and submission guildlines about the creative invite, please head on over to the official website!

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Let’s see what you can make!

#RealSenseHandsFree

Thursday, March 24, 2016

What’s Going on in Justin Lassen’s World?–GDC 2016 featurette/interview!

Short interview with Justin Lassen live at GDC 2016 in San Francisco, CA!

From Intel Corporation:

“Justin Lassen takes some time out of his crazy schedule at GDC 2016 to let us know what he's got going on! Justin is showing off a game called Shattered Might in the Indie Games area. Justin created the soundtrack using a tool called Stagelight.”

”Justin talks a little bit about why Intel RealSense Technology is exciting to him, and about Intel 750 Series SSDs.”

”Keep an eye out for his new album and his new sound library which are all being release soon.”

Check out Justin Lassen's site: http://bit.ly/1ZuwGPF
Listen to Justin's music: http://bit.ly/1Rm1Sxv

Monday, March 21, 2016

Justin Lassen invited as VIP to SVCC (Silicon Valley Comic Con) 2016!

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Thanks to my friends Shannon and Vincent Brisbois I was invited to partake the first-annual SVCC 2016! This Comic Con is a first for Silicon Valley and ties technology and pop culture together! The namesake for the show is none-other-than Steve Wozniak (The Woz) and Stan Lee (from Comikazi fame, of which I was also a special guest for in the past!)

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Woz was amazing to talk to, and just be around. He’s really a special man that has devoted his life to making the world a better place. The way he talks about things gives me goosebumps and I’m honored that I got be a part of this show!

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I also finally got to meet one of my artist heroes in person, Sze Jones! You don’t know it but you’ve seen her work in tons of hit video games and short films. Everything from Uncharted to Assassin’s Creed to her own beautiful brand of artistic creations… including these amazing Bunny rings, and you know I dig bunnies!

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She designed those, 3D printed them, hand-painted them with love and careful attention to detail. This was the caliber of artists that the SVCC show attracted for the first year!

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Hanging out with Tim Miller, the director of “Deadpool” (movie)! This guy is awesome to hang with, so are all his crew from Blur Studios!

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Breakfast each morning with the Blur Studios crew! And dinner each night! Awesome!

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Yums with the Blur people!

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My brother, my friend, my family, Vincent Brisbois and I hanging out with a creature from Dark Crystal! So many stellar costumes at this years inaugural SVCC!

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Awesome costumes!!!!

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Speaking of awesome costumes and awesome people, I met this amazing lady Sara Grande at the VIP party, she actually changed up her costume each day at the show! We talked about planning a Disney trip and hanging out again! I recently saw that she also had some nice meetings with Woz!

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This my buddy Tom Juliano! He’s #oneofus #oneofthegoodguys #islandpeople Thanks Vincent for introducing us! We got to hang out for the entire show!

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Proper selfie with Tom Juliano (Production Designer, Cirque Du Soleil).

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When the lines were longer than expected, the CEO of SVCC, went out to the store and got water for everyone waiting in the line and handed it out himself! Trip Hunter you are a super hero!

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Beautiful signage and artwork!

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Hanging out backstage with the crew! Woz and his wife getting ready to go on stage!

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The crew (Blur and gang) hanging with Sze Jones at her amazing booth!

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My buddy (Vincent’s) niece drawing at the Wacom booth area at the show!

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fantastic artist, in fact Sze Jones spoke very highly of her artwork and skill. (which is one of the biggest compliments ever.)

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A beautiful Sze Jones artwork for Vincent’s niece!

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Security before cutting the ribbon ceremony at the beginning of the show (this is backstage before walking out to the public)

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Awesome hotel view at night in SJ!

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Retro chair at the convention center~

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Jose Sanchez, (Electric Playground host) was also moderating some of the panels at the show. This is us hanging backstage. We both know Tommy Tallarico so it was cool to snap a pic with him and chat a little bit!

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Here he is with Michael J. Fox!

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Awesome lady, awesome mom! Julie Hunter! (Trip’s wife!) Thank you guys for having me as a guest!

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Trip hanging with Tim Miller!

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Woz talking future stuff with Lucky Palmer (oculus).

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Blurry shot (typical phone picture at a comic con), anyway, that’s the cast of Back to the Future!

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My friend, my fellow traveler and one hell of an amazing artist and writer! Shannon Eric Denton, I love that we met so many years ago and I look up to your work and your dedication to it. You are a role model.

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I produced the official DJPON3 remix album for “My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic” for Hasbro Studios which went to #1 for 2 weeks in sales charts (and was also released on gorgeous vinyl from Lakeshore Records! It was an honor to meet Tony Fleecs (he does the My Little Pony comicbook series!)

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An episode of Robot Chicken being created, or atleast them showing the process of how that stuff is animated, was really cool to watch!

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Packed hall!

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Celebrity row. I agreed to help SVCC cater to and help the various celebrities with my friends Vincent and Tom. If they needed water we brought them water, if they needed to be escorted back to the green room we did that too. We were their lifeline. I wish I could have gotten more pictures of the various celebrities we got to talk to. There were tons, and no pics sadly. I even had an awesome conversation about my grandpa and long life and creativity with Lea Thompson (Back to the future).

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I was primarily assigned to Christopher Lloyd! :) What a cool guy!!!

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Back to the Future panel! Michael J. Fox, Lea Thompson and Christopher Lloyd were amazing at this panel!

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Super packed audience too!

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Stan Lee being his amazing damn self! What a treasure he is to the entire world. A god damn treasure!

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Humble as hell, funny and just a pleasure to hear him answer questions for the audience!

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My brother Vincent showing off the Deadpool mask at the Deadpool/Blur Studios panel!

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Blur showing off videos, answering questions and talking about Deadpool!

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Their trailer was awesome. We even talked about me doing music for Blur Studios for future projects. Honored!

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Packed Blur panel audience, in fact it was so packed we could have done 3 separate Blur sessions! The line was out the door!

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Vincent showing off the Deadpool mask to the back of the room!

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Tim Miller signing things for the audience!

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Tim Miller signing deadpool toys and live-streaming his signing backstage!

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Matt Corcoran, he shared a booth with Sze Jones and he created that cool guy with the sword in the background of us!!

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Eel Nats backstage! :)

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I wish I had more photos with all the amazing people I got to hang with, I wish I could tell you all the celebrities I got to meet but without pictures I’m not even sure its worth it. Thanks again to Rick, Trip, Vincent, Shannon (especially) for inviting me to this event! I was brought in early many months before the event to help plan and find sponsors and things. If it wasn’t for all of you I wouldn’t have had such an amazing time. If anyone has more pics of me, let me know so I can update this blog! Otherwise, I think you get a pretty good idea of how it went!