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Sat, Oct 13, 11:00am - 6:00pm

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Greenwich Village, Manhattan
721 Broadway
Btwn Washington Pl & Waverly Pl
New York, New York 10003
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 8
Teacher: Zarah Cabañas

What you'll learn in this music performance class:

This hands-on workshop is an introduction to the artform and dynamic world of the VJ and live concert visuals. Perfect for music, theatre, and multimedia performers, visual effects artists and editors looking for alternative ways to create visual content, and others looking to expand their visual music palette. 

Students will have the opportunity to create and design a live VJ performance using VJ software, learn the practicalities behind working on a gig as a VJ, collaborate with others on a live mix, and gain a solid understanding of the current artistic, musical, and commercial applications of this ever-changing artform.

Course Outline

The Landscape of Live Visuals
  • Introductions
  • Discussion: The VJ Artform in live concert visuals and beyond
  • Respect Your VJ: The VJ on a gig
Listening and Visualization Exercises
  • Learning how to see and listen with your own artistic voice
  • Developing the inner visual musician
VJ Theory and Introduction to Modul 8 and the Video Mixer
  • Introduction to Live Visuals Workflow
  • Introduction to the vj loop
  • Working with Modul 8
  • Working with Video Mixers
  • Integrating other software for the creation of loops, and to work with modul8
Planning for the Gig
  • Everything you need to know before, during, and after a live visual performance
  • Technical specs, gear, packing, getting paid etc.
  • Cheat sheet for gigging
Collaborating with other VJs
  • Students have an opportunity to collaborate on a live vj performance by plugging into a mixer and performing together to music
VJ Work in Other Environments
  • A discussion on how to apply the lessons learned during workshop into other formats such as multimedia presentations, traditional production and post-production workflows

Please bring a picture ID to enter the building, and anything that you will use for notes such as pen/paper or tablet.

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For single-session classes: Full refund for student cancellations made at least a day before the class begins (minus materials fee). No refund for student cancellations after the class starts.

For multiple-session classes: Full refund for student cancellations made before and up to the first day of class (minus materials fee). No refund for student cancellations after the first day of class.


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11:00am - 6:00pm Zarah Cabañas 1 $595
11:00am - 6:00pm Zarah Cabañas 1 $595

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