Years ago, I was active in the Boston experimental video performance scene. Below is a montage of footage from the set that my collaborators and I prepared for the Boston Cyberarts Festival and Boston Independent Film Festival.
In those “analog days” we worked with visual sources shot on 16mm film as well as video, and we used analog (NTSC) gear for mixing (including old-school techniques like video feedback). On the music side, a variety of synths and other instruments were run through an analog mixer and effects.
A very early prototype version of the VSx video synthesizer (called “VS3” then) was also an important tool for creating live, real time motion graphics and 3D environments. Like today, it used a touchscreen interface.