According to legend, back in 1998, Tomoyasu Hirano (now the CEO of Digital Stage) had a VJing gig. At the time most Japanese VJs did their thing with video tapes, but since Hirano’s repertoire was entirely computer generated, he, quite logically wanted to find a way to output direct from his computer, so he wrote some software…in one evening (the evening before the gig no less)…and so Motion Dive was born, which, as it evolved, gained the suffix ‘.Tokyo’, in reference to the scene out of which it had grown.
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If you’re a VJ, looking for ready made material, then these two downloadable ‘content packs’ might be just the thang. In contrast to some of Arkaos’ content packs, which contain very raw footage, South Florida based VJ, Psyberpixie’s packs are the finished article, consisting of ready mixed, multi layered, effected clips.
The first of the two, ‘Psyberpixie by Psyberpixie’, open with proof that Psyberpixie gives good head…as brightly posterised Wharholesque heads on a trio of TV screens jump back and forth in the opposite direction to the stone carved Javanese temple heads above them…a theme that is reprised in the following clip, albeit with a different colour scheme. Continue reading »
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So you’ve wanna be a VJ? You’ve bought your copy of Arkaos…or Resolume…you have your laptop all fired up and ready to go…now what? You need clipz! MPEGS, JPEGS, Flash animations, 3D animations…you get the picture… Of course you could go out with your DV camera and shoot nicely lit, nicely exposed footage in prime locations…if you have a DV camera and access to prime locations…or you could get down with some serious computer graphics software…or, if you lack the facilities and technical abilities to do either, you could spend ages searching for stuff to download, but you’d be wasting valuable time that would be far better spent reading The Technofile and my blog.
Another alternative is to buy pre packaged content. Arkaos have a range of homemade titles that can be downloaded or purchased on CD. Each title is about 300 meg in size, so if you want to go for the download option, you’ll need broadband and a burner, as you’ll want to back up your newly acquired content…especially if you want to use it to ‘play out’. But so long as you have these, downloading is a good money saving option…and a far better bet than relying on the British postal service… Continue reading »