So over the past few weeks i’ve been exposed to a whole new world of VJ (Video Jockey) which is basically the visuals that go up and around an artist/DJ whilst playing live. I really struggled to find some good free footage and it took me so long to find anything worthwile so I thought I’d put together a post to help out all you budding DJs & VJs along with the help of our good friends at Procrastinatus.
Having a member ( Emil Bardh) that later created visuals for some of TMN’s favourite artists, including Swedish House Maffia and Sebastian Ingrosso, the group Procratinatus decided to put their experimental project a HUGE 80–minutes audiovisual experience in HD on their site for free here
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So a lot of VJ artists owe a lot to Beeple. His work is placed online along with the cinema 4d files so you can go ahead an edit it too. This is a great example of an ‘open source’ internet in which creativity is placed online, not for profit, to help others. With so many free VJ clips to use – this is a great place to start for any VJ creator.
There’s so much more to download on Beeples Website so head over here
Top VJ Sites & Resources & Software
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Create Digital Motion – Updated frequently and often aimed at animators, projection mappers and more advanced forms of motion – this site is sure to get your creative juices going.
Resolume – Best known for its industry standard VJ Software – it also has some great loops availble for download, allthough they don’t come cheap!
VJsTV – Completely dedicated to the artform of VJ’ing. Fully comprehensive site with plenty of depth, articles, freebies and inspiration for VJs
Vimeo – Need i say more… vimeo channels & groups are a great place to look for inspiration
VJ’s & Artists to perve on:
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A few favourite videos:
Swedish House Mafia Set – Filmed at Radio1 Big Weekend
Muse – Super organic set of visuals
Interaction de-formes – Great 2d animation set
Marooned — Plink Flojd – Trippy yet amazing
Sync – A installation showing a circluar loop animation. Trés cool.
And I thought I’d finish off with one of my favourite videos that could be used as part of a VJ set. The geometric design here is amazing – it’s like watching mathematical genius create a video
Special thanks again to Procrastinatus for helping us put together this post.