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    Stealth B52 wrote:
    But after reading a bit more i so think a charity visual arts and music youth /community center could work especially in the Brighton area due to their chilled council…

    As someones already menioned, Of course it would take a bit of hard work as no one will give you anything for nothing… and to try to pull the community together, stop them picking on the youth and to try to get everyone apart of something positive could be a good thing…

    definitely.

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    If you could get support from the council… they could donate premisses? would be a bonus, they have empty stock for businesses/ charities, so if you have support from the youth agencies and other youth projects, that might help swing it with them…
    Support from Sound Systems, Dj, Club owners, ravers, anyone who could donate their time, Name, ideas, knowlege or other things that could help the bigger picture.. local promoters etc..
    And i’ve been told in the right situation to set up Nvq cert for the kids is to hard.

    premises would be amazing, but thats a few steps ahead at the (but discussing it is still a good idea.) id much prefer to have an open studio where i could hold regular workshops etc, and hopefully ive just got involved with http://www.litmus.org (touch wood) which is another route into workshopping. once ive provedi can teach, and got some training from jsa, then i might be in a position to help litmus get a headquaters, and take it from there. have you seen my “the dream” thread, thats where i wanna take it eventually.

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    If that was a root your’d be up for taking then i would donate you a free website for the center, and probaly have some spare equiptment (music and pc), and software… that i could let go off and everyone always as favours to call in!

    what is it that you do with yourself most days then? how coem you’re in aposition to donate? i take it you live near brighton? should meet up when im back in town for a pint and a chat.

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    I don’t know but with a lot of dreaming, hard work, planning and motivation..
    (i would like to point out that i do live in my own little dream world where anything and everything is possible)

    you and me both mate.

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    A center coulded be opened where you get to help and train up and coming new artists… as well as doing and having what you need to follow your own private dreams…+ it would keep the kids away from the dreaded ASBO’s and police added bonus!… and some point your’d have all the equiptment you need and want..
    Just picture it… instead of Fat Boy on the seafront.. you could have the youth of Brighton and surrounding areas.. displaying the skills/ art and music that you’ve helped them create, or have them on the back of a float in a carnival but probally mainly…
    Damn, just realised… disconnected from the really world for a bit there…!

    bullshit, its definitey posible, its just a long and winding road, you’ve gotta start somewhere, and thats where i am now. you are getting miles ahead of yourself, but i think its important to have a vision, so you keep moving forward. dont encourage me too much, tho. i’ve gotta get my own kit and establish myself as a creative force in brighton first, and i think that wil open a lot of doors (it is already). one step at a time, one day at a time. other wise i get depressed.

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    This is probally such a shit question… Vjing… to me i’m thinking it’s like Djing but with out the D (Disks) Using visuals instead…?????
    The visual displays at raves, festivals and parite????? or am i way off…
    Almost a way of advertising/ getting a message/ image across???

    spot on. but with vjig instead of two decks you have two laptops, and you are putting your own content and stolen edited footage thru one, layering up the visuals and triggering them live. so one laptop is more like ableton live, and you can happily do a set from just that. but you also have a visions mixer, ours has 4 inputs, and its v similar to an audio mixer, crossfader, effects etc. so you can have a vj on a lappy either side, a live feed from the crowd and a dvd, or a winamp visualisation, or any video feed at all really. fucking wicked fun.

    the real skill is making the content good, selecting the content that goes with thetune, the dj, the vibe, whatever. anyone can press the buttons in time to the music, so it can be really accessable. you can also kind of tell a loose story throught the night, or use a theme as a base to subtly influence the crowd that takes a bit more practice. for years i was just doing “trppy visuals” but i take it a wee bit more seriously now…if you ever come to one of my gigs, im always up for letting people have a play on the kit. as i said, once ive set it up, it can be very intuitive.

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    Doing something for the benefits of others has to be more rewarding than solo projects… but then again, depends on the motives…

    its all about getting myself to a position that i feel i will be a benefit, rather than just blagging im a teacher to get kit. i still have so much to learn, 4 years into vjing…. id rather be honest and not get funding, then pretend im something im not.

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    I’ve gone to reply a few times but not quiet got it done before now… fingers crossed…

    Training and learning more about profession you want to do is always the best root… you can never know enough and you’ll never know it all…

    It seems like you’ve chosen a root to take?…

    You’ve semi sorted some training? with jsa,… and litmus…
    Establishing your self in Brighton or getting together with some other local artists and putting on some sort of display in one of the clubs? or not?.. generate interest, contacts and support?…
    I wouldn’t think that concord, volks or even ocean rooms would have a problem with a music and visual arts display maybe as a day time event???…
    You might be able to get a music store to sponser the event?… or even supply the equiptment needed… a charity event?

    I’ve got the feeling you’ve picked a path, but it’s that you want it all now thing?… You know all the pieces you need to build your picture and there’ll alll drop into place soon…
    I always get told patience is a virtue…:rolleyes:
    If you had time with doing your training and stuff, establishing yourself and normal life… maybe getting started to the youth idea wouldn’t go a miss… save doing all the ground work later… and while your contacts, skills etc grow so can the plans to apply fpr premisses within the next couple of years… You should be about ready to train others, ready to move to the next step with the ground work and path laid out already…

    But then again i’m always getting told that i work on to many things and doing to much… but as i say, the thoughts where there 4-5 years ago… all the ground work done, time to put it to practice!

    All the equipment you use belons to others? so is there a group of you that do it together?

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    charity work is a good idea for profile raising; ask around for audio events for charity and offer to vj if you think it would add something to their event

    or how about approaching your local radio stations for joining them if they do live shows/parties/broadcasts [you could even be wide and charge them…a special price for them of course]

    :bounce_m::bounce_o::bounce_m::bounce_o:this stuff looks great on a cv and you can name drop it when applying for funding; known organisations always impress and the more ‘public’ stuff you have the better your street cred will be [even if they have no idea what it is you’ve done…]

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    Stealth B52 wrote:
    You’ve semi sorted some training? with jsa,… and litmus…

    yerp.

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    Establishing your self in Brighton or getting together with some other local artists and putting on some sort of display in one of the clubs? or not?.. generate interest, contacts and support?…

    been doing a night at the volks, http://www.psycho-acoustics.co.uk and i was sorting out the visuals, was me, my (or our) crew, primal visions, that have been doing the visuals for four years for http://www.nativebeats.co.uk its basically me and my mate maxim, im the artist, he’s the computer programmer (well, it started out like that, he’s now doing a media arts course at northbrook worthing) ive been using his kit ( thsi is where we were at two years ago )

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    I wouldn’t think that concord, volks or even ocean rooms would have a problem with a music and visual arts display maybe as a day time event???…

    ive done a fair few gallery/day events and they are generally shite, full of boring daytype people and posey art types, which is what i did vjing to get away from.

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    You might be able to get a music store to sponser the event?… or even supply the equiptment needed… a charity event?

    now theres an idea! did some charity events in bristol (create, spectrum) and they went down a storm. trying to get free kit from music and tech shops is like trying to get jizz out of a tree. still blataently worth a push in brighton tho. i can get hold of kit for gigs off mates anyway (maxim and http://www.catarax.co.uk ) but its all about prep, and my computer is getting on for ten years old. so limited use.

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    I’ve got the feeling you’ve picked a path, but it’s that you want it all now thing?… You know all the pieces you need to build your picture and there’ll alll drop into place soon…
    I always get told patience is a virtue…:rolleyes:

    yerp, ive been filling in funding apps for two years, just never sent em off (safety in planning i spose, also i was going for silly grants and i think i stand a much better chance nowthat the arts council have changed how they opperate) also i kind of need money to eat and pay rent, and im sick to the back teeth of shitty 5er an hour jobs. i just will not do em anymore. stubborn and stupid, but thats the way i am.

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