Intro to VJ-ing Workshop
By Nye Blen
If video killed the radio star, then the VJ is killing the DJ. Spinning records live is one thing, but what if you could combine it with creative and vibrant visual material, all constructed in real time? This has a name, and although you may not have seen much of it yet, the Video Jockey is about to have its moment.
While a DJ mixes discs, a VJ mixes video and images, creating improvisational visual stories and experiences. Using collected banks of movie clips and other materials, and processing them through various creative filters, the VJ walks a line between art, club, and stage, opening up new possibilities for creative expression and entertainment.
In this three-day workshop, we will discover the universe of VJing and explore the many ways of expressing this visual poetry. Whether your background is in video, photography, 3D FX, graphic design, painting, or you’re a complete beginner who’s just interested in how these things could possibly be fused together, then this is for you.
Each participant will get a chance to discover the possibilities of VJ art through the use of the Modul8 software. The only knowledge requirement for this workshop is that you can figure your way around a Mac, as the software is designed for that platform only.
And as an added bonus, if you’re happy with the work that you’ve produced over the three days, you’ll have a chance to show it off at the grand opening of our Hariyo Chowk space in Lagankhel on November 24th!
What Intro to VJ-ing
Where Sattya Media Arts Collective
When November 21-24th 10am – 5pm
Who should apply Artists, photographers, videographers, film makers, creative people, performing artist, doodlers, stop motion artists, ANYONE CREATIVE.
Cost 1500 (for 3 days) **Scholarship available. Please fill out the application below and email email@example.com inquiring about the scholarship process.
Deadline to Apply November 18th (at midnight)
About the Teacher
Video director and light designer, Mathieu Cretté (aka Nye Blen) has worked since 1999 between Europe and West Africa, creating video and live performances. He makes his own videos, sources a vast picture library which he completes and renews for every new project.
Co-founder of the Collective Yeta in Mali, Nye Blen introduces the evenings “Ka Donké Fo Ka Ségé” (dance until you get tired) in Bamako. Within the framework of this collective, he questions the link between scenic practice and visual art (Dance, Music).
Recently settled in Katmandu (Nepal) with his family, Nye Blen has started new collaborations in Nepal and continues his trips to Europe to pursue collaborative projects and develop original scene-ographies through various artistic projects.
These past years, Nye Blen has been investigating the possibilities of Video Mapping and adapting video projections on architectural decorations (sets), patrimonial monuments and other volumes.
Nye Blen works at present with Mo Dj (Amadou and Mariam, label All Other) on the interactive DJ set entitled “Mali Motion”, in association with the singer Chanana and the Performance artist Gary Glichter.
What is Vjaying? What is Video Art?
Discovery. Modul8 in practice
Brainstorming. Creating visual materials
Collecting visual materials (photo, video, creation)
Restitution: VJ Set on DJ party