View Full Version : downloading loops
16th April 2003, 08:05 AM
Im new to the game, and I am just wondering if there are many internet sites that enable you to download other peoples loops. If there aren't many, please explain to me why there aren't. Is it because it would take to long to download files (even with broadband internet) or is it because you would lose to much quality. Or is it because people don't believe in sharing loops. Im writing a report for school, and would love to know Vj's views.
16th April 2003, 09:11 AM
you'll probably find that vj's do swop and exchange loops, but it tends to be with people that they know.
I exchange loops (more likely raw footage) with a couple of guys in the states. therefore we're not likely to be playing the same venues so there's no clash of interests.
Also bear in mind that loops take time to process, and create and many people wouldn't want anyone using their art for there own purpose. A 2 second clip, may take hours/days to produce.
If we compare dj's with vj's, a dj expects to go out and pay for records that are created by someone else, why shouldn't it be the same for vj's? There are a couple of sites where stock footage can be downloaded, the clip is paid for on an individual basis.
Generally though you can download raw footage from sites, but you just need to know where to look.
just my tuppence worth:cool:
16th April 2003, 10:07 AM
Yeah, I'd agree with that, Genic.
http://www.audiovisualizers.com/ run a cd-loop sale/exchange service otherwise
But we create our own, or swop by agreement with other vjs.
There was a thread somewhere on here about someone setting up a loop sales service online, but I can't find it right now..
16th April 2003, 10:28 AM
How are things?
Sounds like the magic bus gig went well last friday!
Are you coming down to PG on Fri? If so pop up and say hello. myself and leon are playing under our new (possibly temporary name) chromatouch.
16th April 2003, 11:36 PM
Audiovisualizers has this page which seems to be buried in the normal website but I stumbled across it whilst surfing via search engines(so it got bookmarked!). A good introduction to the sort of basic introductory loops that are out there if you hunt around.
17th April 2003, 08:37 AM
surely this newswire is relevent here:
I think theres definately a future in clip sales, will be interesting to see how this pan's out over the next few years...
Personally we use 99% our own content, and I can't see why anyone would want to do it any other way. But I guess thats why always think of myself as a visual artist, and not really a V.J. If the popularity of V.J'ing really does kick off, clip sales for V.J's will surely have to be huge business though???
17th April 2003, 02:23 PM
im a newbie too. I mostly use downloaded clips from all over internet. I first think of theme i want to create then i go and search the net for videos and pics. Good source is www.altavista.com video search and audiovisualizers hotline server.
I also have double CD with loops i bought from Arkaos. Visuals on that CD are realy proffesionaly made but there are only like 20 movies and 20 pics.
I also have aftereffects and flash and i make some clips myself. I belive in opensource and stuff so i like to get clips for free and i also give them away for free if someone wants them.
20th April 2003, 09:38 AM
in my ongoing quest for footage I've found Google one of the greatest sources, try for instance 019.mpeg or 0012.avi as search term, I was amazed with the results :D
21st April 2003, 11:08 AM
hepp chiel, the idea about asking Dr. Google things like 0012.avi was great. You really get funny things out of the net if you search this way.
two thumbs up
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