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26th July 2004, 11:41 PM
Been munching on this on the underground for a while now, talked to Toby a lot about this and it's all a GO after some months of planning!
To start things up and get the ball rolling over here, we'll do some sort of mini-AVit which will consist of only a showcase of local talent. The idea of this starter-up is to promote it to the press and use it as a jump point for a second, bigger event with space for workshops and more (hopefully, if sponsorship permits, it would allow us to bring people from abroad to participate!)
I think I have sorted out most things with Toby. Anything we do for this local AVit will be available to all the AVit crews around the world btw.
We don't have a DNS secured for an avitBA site yet, so everything will have to be posted here. I would like that anyone interested in participating somehow contacts me, or at least contact me showing support or whatever or post here ;) If you can come, much better! all people is invited! Got to arrange the thing with the fee, I want it to be free, but maybe it's just not realistic since we will be affording this from our pockets, we have no sponsorship yet (though we have approached a bunch of interested parties). It's obviously prone to have loads of errors and stuff but we're already aware of that and ready to sort it out for V2.
This mini-AVit night showcase will be held August 28th, more details coming soon for I haven't finished to arrange the DJ side of things completely so I don't want to release any sort of "vapourware" over here.
Wish the kiken.corporation luck with this new endeavour ;):love2: It's time to roll it!
27th July 2004, 05:30 PM
Oh, please post here if you want to come, would be glad to gather up all the local scene as well as anyone from southamerica. Or anyone else that might happen to land nearby ;)
27th July 2004, 05:40 PM
thats wicked news akira, im glad more poeple are getting inspired by the whole affair, and all credit to you for starting things off in buenos aires.
i wish you the very best of luck, as im sure do the rest of the uk and north america avit people.
and when it gets hard and you feel tired out organising remeber its all worth it:)
27th July 2004, 06:06 PM
Good to know youre also promoting avit in latinamerica...im also starting things here in Mexico...our venue is confirmed for feb-march 04.
We should try and get some sort of international sponsors/exchange that could participate in Avit events in latinamerica showcasing different scenes...que te parece?
Good luck...ill be glad to keep you informed and help out with anything we learn by organizing AVit MX.
27th July 2004, 09:25 PM
Originally posted by Psychoptik
Good to know youre also promoting avit in latinamerica...im also starting things here in Mexico...our venue is confirmed for *feb-march 04*.
Co?o!!! menos mal que ya tengo mi m?quina del tiempo totalmente engrasada y entonada a la mano.... hehehehe :yep:
28th July 2004, 02:19 AM
Originally posted by Psychoptik
We should try and get some sort of international sponsors/exchange that could participate in Avit events in latinamerica showcasing different scenes...que te parece? I'm not sure I understand what you mean but collaboration is always welcome and encouraged. As I said anything we do will be available to any of the crews that might want it, and in the case of promotional material, the translation of it to Spanish will do good for many peeps I guess...
As I said first we'll be doing these mini nights to put the name on place and then try to do a full-on AVit with sponsorship support and more.
28th August 2004, 05:11 PM
well if my mental radar is working, the gig's tonight. positive vibes being radiated from london!
i think the approach here is really good, trying to build things up through a few smaller events leading up the big one. can only do good in getting the organisation sorted and a presence and precedent for funding of whatever type.
let us know how it went - and lets get photos up on the avit.info gallery
1st September 2004, 06:58 AM
Everything is over now, been waiting for someone else to review it but I'll do it myself.
The link to the review is here:
A/V v1.0 review (http://vjforums.com/showthread.php?threadid=8286)
And I will email you to see how we go from here, I've got stuff to ask to you. And a bunch of material ;)
5th September 2004, 11:49 PM
Pics of A/V v1.0, our first mini AVIT event are up at the AVIT gallery!
Mini report coming soon to the AVIT news page (just let me come back from having dinner :P)
7th September 2004, 03:29 PM
2004.8.28 A/V v1.0 @ Buenos Aires, Argentina
jaqx's (ver LATE) review
apologise for the late review, hectic week so far, getting better already
i had been invited by akira a week before the event. i have to admitt i was quite excited about the idea of going out to a cool place and having live quality visuals. also, i was eager to take all of my friends so they could see what live vjing was about.
i got there a bit early -clubs don't usually open their doors before 2am over here- which was good cause i got akira to show me all his vjing stuff. there was a big desk with laptops, mixer, home-made switches, small lcd monitors, even a gameboy! it all looked nice an tidy on the desk which gave the impression this guys were well organised.
after a few drinks i went to the dancefloor downstairs, and the place was already full of people staring at the 2 projection screens, which were showing 8GB logos. then dj's begun their vynil spinning and vj's started to throw images at the screens.
the real time performance begun with 8GB's set. all that hardware seems to have paid off, the music and images synchronization was just perfect. i liked akira's visuals a lot, specially some old b&w footage of soldiers marching and turning their faces to the camera. of course this was later combined with more modern footage.
vuvvlegum's audiovisual set was also awesome. they do stuff for tv, so they had a lot of footage, which was very interesting. their stuff was more motion graphic design rather than video mixing. amazing the time they must have spent on that footage, there was a lot of editing and aftereffects. during vuvvlegum's set the music got a bit harder and i was more into dancing rather than watching at the projection screens.
overall, a great night with great visuals. most importantly, i loved the expression on peoples's faces, the one of someone who sees live vjing for the first time. everyone had a good time and went back home thinking about those screens. i was personally impressed with the vj's technique, the images and music were so tightly synchronised that it seemed as if i was watching a well established dj/vj collective.
two professional vj's i know got to meet each other on this venue, very positive too. local scene seems to be taking shape and a bigger avit event in the future doesn't sound crazy.
well done akira!
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