Forums Music VJing Party Visuals

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  • #1035649
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    photonmike
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    Has anyone here ever done any VJing? I’m trying to break into doing projections for parties and wondered if anybody had any tips or hints about gear etc…… Anything appreciated! 🙂

    Peace,
    mike

    #1059366
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    Anonymous

    I got shit loads of footage n am well up for showin sum visuals ive done, vj iz well eazy 2 get the hang of, set out like decks just grab, drag n drop. the key 2 it iz get loads of visuals loaded onto it n find the one that mix best. download a crackt copy from Kazaa goodluk n mail me if u need help, i cant afford a projector n wana link up with anyone who has one.

    #1059367
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    Anonymous

    Although Headfuk have been staging less parties as time has gone on, it means that we would rather put on parties that are quality with a lot to engage the ravers…. not just by playing fresh, original live sets, but also with the visual side of things.
    This is something that has created the Hardcore Conspiracy parties of 2001 and the Synthetic Circus parties of this year…. we just had one of those here in London last weekend and the next one will be in December some time.

    We would definitely be up for you showing your stuff and can arrange a data projector for your use. Where are you based Twinkletoez and can you possibly send us a tape of your stuff beforehand?

    Contact me at info@headfuk.org
    Cheers,
    Nick

    #1059375
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    Anonymous

    this is the primalvisions/native beats vj setup:

    Toshiba TLP-260 Digital Projector 800×600 – 1700 lumens wide-throw lens. – £1400

    Arkaos VJ software – get cracked to start with if you get into serious, buy it 🙂 £200

    G4 1.25ghz powerbook – £2000

    Edirol PCR 30 MIDI Controller kyboard £150

    Edirol V4 Video Mixer £800

    Winamp AVS from audio input -free

    Toshiba 1800ghz pc with win2k – £900

    JVC DVL 820U DV Camera – £500

    not all was full price, but still it dents your wallet and no mistake…such fun tho. the technology is constantly evolving, the medium is in such infancy, that no one has really mastered techniques.. so satisfying watchin people trippin out, or rushing up to telling how sick it looked. we are available to help any other parties who can convince us to bother. we can travel good luck to any one starting out, any questions to
    use@primalvisions.co.uk

    get tripping!

    #1059376
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    Anonymous

    this is the primalvisions/native beats vj setup:

    Toshiba TLP-260 Digital Projector 800×600 – 1700 lumens wide-throw lens. – £1400

    Arkaos VJ software – get cracked to start with if you get into serious, buy it 🙂 £200

    G4 1.25ghz powerbook – £2000

    Edirol PCR 30 MIDI Controller kyboard £150

    Edirol V4 Video Mixer £800

    Winamp AVS from audio input -free

    Toshiba 1800ghz pc with win2k – £900

    JVC DVL 820U DV Camera – £500

    not all was full price, but still it dents your wallet and no mistake…such fun tho. the technology is constantly evolving, the medium is in such infancy, that no one has really mastered techniques.. so satisfying watchin people trippin out, or rushing up to telling how sick it looked.

    the main fun feature is that arkaos controlled by a midi key board, with loads of images and effects and clips, the keyboard has loads of knobs and sliders to control the effect variables. the mixer has around thiirtyfive effects and stuff, is used to blend with the pre programmed stuff from winamp when we want abreak or a boogie..sweeeeeeeeeet.

    if any one wants to display work theyre proud of, drop me an email..

    we are available to help any other parties who can convince us to bother. we can travel good luck to any one starting out, any questions to

    use@primalvisions.co.uk

    get tripping!

    #1059373
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    matthecat
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    wotcha headfuk 🙂

    came on to say hi and thanks again!

    then eye saw this sticky… so my 2peee:

    i started doing visualz (2 years ago this june) i had a panasonic wjave55 vision mixer a vhs deck and a dvd playa… oh yeah and the projector was useful 😀

    good luck all vjs the artform is starting to peak and is a very powerfull medium.. it can be used to help…..

    #1059372
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    General Lighting
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    I used to work in the TV industry as a projects engineer, designing, commisioning and installing equipment used in TV studios worldwide. I have a fair bit of experience with professional and consumer video equipment both digital and analogue, and built my first digital video editing PC in the mid 90s (it is a lot easier to do now!)

    My attempts to move into professional production unfortunately coincided with massive downsizing in the global media industry and my engineering job ended due to my employers losing a lot of money on a dot-com venture; so these days my day job is developing financial software for the public sector – however I still have my interest and skills and lately have got back into video editing and production (still working on the March sokaid footage).

    Anyway I’m happy to help those who are doing projections, visuals, even short movies.

    I’m fully aware of the security issues with footage of parties and am usually one of the first to point these out to every idealistic media studies student or young journo who thinks it would be a good idea to make a documentary, but can’t see too much of a problem with short bits of footage of raves for internal use by crews as visuals.. (there are lots of video FX you can use to obscure items you don’t want shown on the final edit!)

    These days equipment is a lot cheaper than it used to be, the quality of even cheaper DV cams is amazing (BTW a lot of broadcast telly is shot on consumer DV cams these days) and its a lot easier to set up a DV editing suite to put together your footage using a standard PC…

    however its also easy to get into a lot of confusion with codecs and also when converting between digital and analogue formats.

    Also if your shooting your own footage it helps to know the tricks on how to make it look good without spending too much money (and a lot of what is taught in media studies classes is bare rubbish)

    So if anyone here is doing videos, visuals or projections (provided its not snuff movies, extreme porn or anything that would get people in serious trouble!) and wants help please don’t hesitate to get in touch with me either here or on partyvibe…

    #1059368
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    Anonymous

    jmpkl

    #1059369
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    Anonymous

    Yeah USE has gave u a good set up(similar to mine)….Arkaos VJ…will get u started…

    #1059377
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    Anonymous

    For all you budding VJ’s out there, im in the process of starting up a vj agency, which will be free to join and get you gigs at a variety of clubnights, if that be your bag.

    The other service is that any vjs on our books should send us their material and we will rent the dvd’s to the clubs.

    pm me if you’re interested, or have any ideas as to how the idea could be taken furthur….

    ps any VJ’s in the south east, Primal Visions is well ready for some collaborative shit. we’ve cracked arkaos (more or less) and now want something a bit more tech to get our teeth into. VJamm? Resolume? Any suggestions?

    #1059370
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    Anonymous

    Yeah, i’ve been doing visuals for a while now, worked with coldcut, Yeast, pirate tv, Raya, loads of well know reggae artists including Horace Andy, had films screened in trafalgar square, been in the newspapers, played at the Astoria, Ocean in Hackney, all over Brixton, concord in Brighton, the Custard Factory in Birmingham etc etc

    If you need help with visuals get in touch!

    moon AT silenteclipse.co.uk remember to replace AT with an @ sign 😉

    #1059380
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    mrskaists
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    HEY,

    DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP BUT IT IS EASY PEASY TO KNOCK UP A DECENT PROJECTOR THESE DAYS WITH AN OLD SCHOOL OHP AND SOME LENSES BULBS THAT CAN BE BOUGHT FROM KITCHEN WHOLESALERS – ASK YOUR FRIENDLY CHEF. IF ANYONE WANTS TO KNOW THE ACTUAL INS AND OUTS AND A HAND DROP ME A MAIL AND I WILL SEND YOU A FRIENDS NUMBER WHO HAS ONE UP AND RUNNING. IT DOES SMELL FUNNY TO START WITH THOUGH. I DONT KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THAT!

    BASIL – BOOM – BOOM – FAWLTY

    #1059371
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    Anonymous

    hello there,
    6/8/05 > fabulous, nice venue 😉
    greetz and thanx to headfuk crew and vj ex-illuminati (fil!) for the party.
    4th time i’ve vj’ed @ headfuk this year and always is a fantastic time.

    software i use is http://opentzt.sourceforge.net/
    its free (opensource) and beats akaos (fisher price style), resolume (slow as f and awful ui) and motion dive into pulp.

    Of course owning them all is good, check this list that all support freeframe plugins

    http://freeframe.sourceforge.net/

    diy projector is by all means possible, excellent advice and plans availible here :

    http://www.diyaudio.com

    however quality / brightness / reliability / ease of use etc of such homemade units is low compared to the price of a new beamer. these are cheap now 😉

    rock n roll, and more of that stuff that turned my sunday into robotworld

    vj SpanK

    #1059374
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    matthecat
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    mrskaists wrote:
    HEY,

    DONT KNOW IF THIS WILL HELP BUT IT IS EASY PEASY TO KNOCK UP A DECENT PROJECTOR THESE DAYS WITH AN OLD SCHOOL OHP AND SOME LENSES BULBS

    i doubt it ends up as a ‘decent’ projector 😛

    #1059378
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    Anonymous

    if you can deal with the stuck up cunts on there, vjforums.com is a great resource. just dont mention anything illegal. they’ll shit their pants.

    #1059379
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    Signal Jammer
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    R4 is a self generating bit of software that works well if u want to walk away and enjoy the party!

    http://www.rabidhamster.org/R4/

    #1059381
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    Shit Robot
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    Any budding VJs in need of a digital VCR I am selling my Panasonic DV10000,has loads of Editing and effects options ins and outs for up to 4 devices,can control cameras and other vcrs analoge and firewire inputs,full audio and video editing controller.Cost £2500 less than 40 hours use from new,original reciepts and manual.PM me with sensible offers uf you are interested:wink:

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