Next course: 1 November 2021 to 6 December 2021
Online course Mondays and Wednesdays from 7.30 - 10 x one-hour sessions plus one 90-minute session
Cost: £160 full price, £144 early booking discount (til 18th October), £125 concessions - Places available
At the crossroads between DJing, live cinema and the visual arts, VJs create live performances using video to create a heightened experience of music. This creative practice originated in club culture but we now see VJs in a wide range of venues, from art exhibitions to box-office theatres and of course music events.
Throughout the next six weeks we will take you on a tutor led journey into Resolume and reinforce your learning with live tutorial sessions. We will look beyond the software itself and show you how to setup live streams, record high quality VJ sets and even use Resolume to create your own visual content for both your own use and how and where you can share your own visual clips online. 10 x sixty minute sessions and 1 x 90 minute sessions (11.5 hours). Maximum 7 learners (Course run over Zoom.).
Throughout the course you will be able to use the fully functioning Demo version of Resolume if you don’t want buy it (all it does it watermark your output, but doesn’t stop you learning the software).
Sessions are run on Zoom and are recorded so you can “catch-up” on missed sessions or watch again.
Creative VJ – online tutors
Tony Coleman first caught the visuals bug with the beginning of the Commodore 64 demo scene, hanging out with the prolific demo scene creators Ian & Mic in Basildon in the 1980’s and feel in love with electronic music throughout the same period. Utilising a Commodore Amiga he created his own software and produced VHS video cassettes to mix at a local nightclub and decided he wouldn’t pay to get into another venue again (something he’s achieved to date).
Michelle Ferguson has been a creative writer and performer for over a decade. Producing her own projection mapped theatre as well as performing live at many events throughout.
Together they perform at many cross-genre events and pride themselves on their hands on approach to playback.
Further Credits include The Brickworks, Detonate, Detonate Festival, Shambala Festival, Green Meadows Festival, Toxic Orange, Secret Garden Party, El Dorado Festival, London Warehouse Events, Spectrum, Next Door, Global Gathering UK, We Are FSTVL, Glastonbury Festival, Shangri-La, Ministry of Sound, Eclectricity, Drop Beats Not Bombs, Firefly to name but a few. Website: theLABVisuals
Software used many thanks to Resolume:
25% discount on Resolume available to those who take the course.
No particular experience is required to join the course, although a working knowledge of computers is essential, as well as a genuine enthusiasm for working with moving images in a musical context. You must have a good internet conection and webcam with microphone.
Creative VJ – online course outline
Week 1 – Monday 1st & Wednesday 3rd November – 7.30-8.30pm
Introduction to visuals / Software tools.
We will look at some of our own personal heroes within the live visual field, and you will begin your own journey by delving into some of the larger scale visual based tours and events. We will also look at the freely available tools we will use throughout this online course.
Week 2 – Monday 8th & Wednesday 10th November – 7.30-8.30pm
Content Inspiration / Recreation.
Utilising Resolume to recreate one aspect of your favourite show we will look at how Resolume can be used to create your own clip-based content. Later in the week we will explore in depth the sources and effects.
Week 3 – Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th November – 7.30-8.30pm
VJ content selling
Week 4 – Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th November – 7.30-8.30pm
Site research/ Live stream preparation / Testing.
Striking the right balance
Week 5 – Monday 29th November & Wednesday 1st December – 7.30-8.30pm
Testing. Striking the right balance/Performance, recording.
Week 6 – Monday 6th December – 7.30-9pm
Live stream prep / Showcase (90-minute session).
Early booking discount & concessions
Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top right of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Concessions eligibility for online courses – Any Oxfordshire resident or UK based Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits. Evidence is required, such as student card, NHS staff card or benefit letter.
Means tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
Oxfordshire residents can book this course at the concesssion rate.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning
If you like Creative VJ – online course, you may also like our follow on intermediate course (Classroon based):