Consulting Service

schmittMachine provides expert consulting in interactivity design and programming and software architecture design and programming in customer projects where human-machine interactions are essential, through short high value added missions, especially in the industries of multimedia, culture, music, education and advertizing.

schmittMachine is Antoine Schmitt, a professionnal independant programmer with more than 25 years of experience, with prestigious collaborations (NeXT, BBC, violet, Hyptique, Virtools, etc...).

Keywords are :

  • highly interactive software - design and programming - complex algorithms, realtime systems.
  • interactive media - sound playback and analysis engines, interactive video, computer vision, physics simulations
  • interaction and semi-autonomy design - intelligent objects - autonomous software agents, artificial intelligence
  • software architecture - design of complex interactive software systems - API design, systems integration, libraries
  • custom Director Xtras and plugins development
  • software for installations: sensors, sound, camera, motion-tracking, realtime

 

Selection of references

  • 2007-2012 : Charanga / Music Coach / web site : technology provider : sound engines
  • 2010-2012 : Incandescence / le Louvre / interactivity design consulting
  • 2008-2009 : Incandescence / GDFSUEZ / web site : interactivity design + programming
  • 2005-2009 : violet / Nabaz'tag / mir:ror / dal:dal / intelligent object : interactivity design
  • 2008 arteTV / web site : interactivity programming
  • 2008 : Virtools / MP : SDK documentation writing
  • 2008 : arteRadio /web site :interactivity programming
  • 2007-2008 : cloud9games / game : technology provider : sound analysis engine
  • 2007 : Incandescence / pixies films / web site : interactivity design + programming
  • 2006-2007 : surletoit + Leclerc / Les Ptits Reperes/ ludo-educational web site, various games : interactivity design
  • 2006-2007 : Incandescence / Stella Cadente / web site : interactivity design + programming
  • 2005-2007 : BBC / BBC Jam learning program / web site : technology provider - custom Shockwave sound engines
  • 2006 : Hyptique / Musée du Quai Branly : D'une Langue à L'autre / kiosk - interactive visual design and programming (Prix Multimédi’Art Interactif d’Argent AVICOMM Unesco 2006).
  • 2005-2006 : numeriscausa / Musée du Quai Branly / kiosk : technology provider - custom interactive navigation
  • 2002-2008 : TQB / le Ring / software : multichannel musical instrument, with Dominique Besson and Olivier Koechlin
  • 2004 : SquidSoup : technology provider : custom VoIP Xtra
  • 2003 : Et Alors / various CD-Roms : technology provider : interactive navigation
  • 2003-2004 : violet / DAL interactive object / intelligent object - interactivity design
  • 2003 : Hyptique / Pass / 2 museum kiosks : interactivity design
  • 2002 : TQB + IRCAM / DIAPh-Maallem / interactive installation : technology provider : network, 3D, sound spatialization, vision tracking
  • 2002 : Hyptique / infiniteCDs / generative music software : technology study and architecture
  • 2002 : Metapole+CICV+Education Nationale+Yves Bouvier/ Ballet Electronique + Le Switch / software : artificial autonomous entities for education
  • 2001 : Incandescence+ Adidas / myadidas / web site : interactivity design and programming of 2 games, for promotional site. Site of the Day at macromedia (September 2001).
  • 1998-2001 : Virtools / Virtools 3D authoring software : various software architecture and API design, launch of the Virtools userGroup, supervision of SDK documentation, development of modules (Mac player, Javascript interpreter, Virtools Xtra for macromedia Director)
  • 1999 : Le S.p.e.c.t.r.e. / various games : technology provider, design of new game prototypes, interactive video, AI, (Sarah28, Determinism)
  • 1998 : Judith Cahen / Movie "La révolution sexuelle n'a pas eu lieu" : interactive deisgn of a computer character for the movie.
  • 1997 : Chris Marker / Immemory One CD-Rom : technical assistance for the finalization and exhibition of the CD-Rom.
  • 1996-1999 : Le S.p.e.c.t.r.e. / StoryTeller / Software : Authoring software for interactive scenario writing, with Pierre Laffargue.
  • 1996 : Hyptique + GRRR + Un Drame Musical Instantané / Carton / CD-Xtra : technical director and interactivity design
  • 1996 : Hyptique+R.M.N. / Cirque de Seurat / cultural CD-Rom : technical director and interactivity design
  • 1996 : EEC + Varan / Dédale et Icare / digital imaging teaching program : technical consulting
  • 1995 : Hyptique+Bayard Presse / Ca se transforme / ludo-educational CD-Rom : technical director and interactivity design
  • 1995 : NeXT : official "Object Expert", various missions in object oriented technologies
  • 1995 Hyptique+La Bande Son+Canal+/interactive music magazine CD-Rom : technical consulting and assistance
  • 1991 : Act-Multimedia / cartography, computer games : technology provider
 
1991 - 1994 : NeXT Computer Inc. (Paris and Silicon Valley - California)
  • employed as software engineer
  • Design and development of the human-computer interface of ProjectBuilder 3.0.
  • Design, architecture and implementation of a computer-mediated human interactions system.
  • Participation to the OpenStep API and architecture specifications
 
1985 - 1990 : Act Informatique (Paris)
  • employed as software project manager
  • Gastroscopy: Multimedia medical encyclopedia. Prototype. • EEC Esprit Projet : Unix Multimedia Document Workbench. Working product. • CD-Rom: geographical information system. Working product. • Sollac: Industrial signal processing. Prototype. • Cigale: Artistic interactive live video and music system. with Jacques Serrano. • Neural networks: state-of-the-art and prototypes. • Expert System in the building industry. Working product. • Multimedia medical office for the year 2000. Prototype.
  • Spock: Design and development of an expert system authoring application. Management of the team (5 people, 2 years).
 
Engineer degree: Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Télécommunications (ENST) - Paris (1984)

 

Publications

1985: Minos, introduction to advanced programming in Logo. 60 pages - Éd. Act Informatique and Hatier; 33.000 copies sold