Vent Media is an award winning digital media production company specialising in both content creation and the integration of digital media into live performance or installation.
We play both an artistic and technical role in the design and realisation of film, theatre, opera, music, ballet and fine art projects. The company is the result of a life's work pushing visual art to its imaginable limits, and in the process developing industry leading expertise in the newest technologies.
Vent has great experience and finely developed practice within motion graphics, film production and the visual arts.
The artist and digital projection specialist Barret Hodgson is the company's founder. Barret's work has evolved to become integral to new forms of narrative appearing in the tradition arts, with exciting new possibilities for public events and in all art forms.
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He continues to develop pioneering live digital mapped experiences, with shows touring internationally as Vent has a growing list of major clients for public events. At the heart of his working philosophy is a commitment to collaboration and he will work closely with any kind of creative team to realise immersive experiences that are earning rave reviews internationally and at home.
WHAT WE DO
Vent offers unique opportunities. Technical services are cutting edge and bespoke and a solution will be found to realise whatever your vision is. Barret's long career in collaboration across artistic and technical disciplines has developed a rare talent and sensibility for collaborative working, however complex or simple the creative team is.
He works with creative teams from every kind of practice from the earliest seeds of a project and can join you at any point on your project's journey whatever your level of technical expertise.
Read more about his career below in the 'More Information' section.
Motion Graphics, Video Editing, Projection Mapping and multi-screen projection, 3d content creation, Interactive Media programming,
Graphic Design, Media playback programming for Live events, Camera integration for live events, installation and overseeing of equipment and hardware.
Over these years we've accumulated both a wide knowledge of software as well as an array of specialised equipment, much of which can be hired independently.
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Vent was formed by Barret Hodgson to combine a passion of the visual arts, the possibilities of digital media and the love of the projected image.
Barret started to project montages of original and found material for parties back in the mid nineties whilst studying Fine Art in Newcastle. He developed this expertise alongside his main body of work in oil painting, film making and graphic design, going on to make a name for himself within underground culture as a projection artist. His multi-projector cine-8 looped video projection setups became renowned in the electronic music scene of the 1990s and led to work at music events and parties.
The same dedication to cut and splice studio techniques - which could see reels melt after one event - came with him when he transferred his library of material to digital format and begin to develop new techniques in that fledgling medium. What also came with him was an ever developing sense of what captured an audience and how visuals could marry with other environments to creative truly creative experiences. An apprenticeship of many years providing transportive visual settings for music and events brought his highly developed artistic and collaborative sensibility to new audiences and settings. Ever a craftsman, he has continued to combine the artistic vocabularies he has developed with the most cutting edge technologies available. With Vent he has gathered the experience to understand and augment the visions of a great range of creative professionals, meeting with them from the earliest stages of a project's ideas base and taking a project through to stunning conclusions.
This rare development of skills now broadens the scope of theatre work, dance, music, art installations and public commissions.
His work retains the spirit of pure collaboration and a fascination with the magic of visual storytelling alongside a commercial client focus that comes with 15 years of representing major clients in all sectors. With Vent he has spent a career pushing his art towards achieving imaginative immersion in any setting. Vent has also developed industry leading expertise in the newest technologies.
Fat Boy Slim
University of Nottingham
Summer Sundae Festival
Nottingham Contemporary Art Gallery
Birmingham REP Theatre
Warp X (Warp Records)
Tom Dale Company
Nottingham City Council
Quad Gallery, Derby
Faster Than Sound Festival
Game City Festival
Palace Theatre , Ukraine
Nottingham County Council
Mercury Theatre, Colchester
Can Do Film Festival