View Full Version : What do I need to be a VJ
9th October 2002, 11:01 PM
Yesterday I went to a VJ event. i'm a CG student and I want to know, What do you recomend me to buy? What's the cheepest way to start mixiing and projecting images?
10th October 2002, 01:09 AM
make some VHS tapes of material, rent a mixer and projector for performances. Buy a mixer ASAP when you can afford it, then buy a projector. If you're making CG stuff from your computer, get a scan converter to output your creations to video.
10th October 2002, 10:03 AM
When you've got the basic kit, make short demos on VHS and spread them about. You will only get gigs once people have seen your work, so its a good move to strike up a conversation with VJs at clubs you go to. Don't, though, disturb them whilst they are working! You should find that most VJs are happy to chat about their work!! Above all try and avoid the glaringly obvious cliches found in VJing! Go to as many events as you can and you will soon spot them! Its my opinion that you will sicceed quicker if your work is self-created - this requires hard work and determination, if its possible, enrol on a part-time couse in Video/film making, this will help by-pass the many pitfalls ahead of you and should pay for itself manyfold in the future. Good luck!
10th October 2002, 08:44 PM
Another Improtant point is to find you're style what you like best to work with. flash mpg comic stills TV etc. But first of all as a beginner, experiment, and then you'll find
27th June 2004, 09:45 PM
in my opinion, you don?t need more then a f****** FREE flash mixer, convert anything that YOU think it?s cool into flash and start mixing. Therefor you don?t need more than an pc, some cables and a beamer...
we started a year ago and we mixed for artists like Westbam, Coder23(Front 242 dj set) and Montell Jordan...
27th June 2004, 09:48 PM
10th October 2002
28th June 2004, 05:44 AM
to be a vj you need to be a visual artist , you must have the folowing knolage :
balenced color basis
music tempo construction
cables and plugs
lights and shadows
olso welcome :
28th June 2004, 08:52 AM
spilling is optchonal:D
1st July 2004, 03:29 PM
All you need is a couple winamp plugins and a $8,000 projector right?
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