Creative VJ online course – 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 set up 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. 6 x 2-hour sessions (12hours). 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 to buy it (all it does is watermark your output, but doesn’t stop you from learning the software).
Sessions are run on Zoom and are recorded so you can “catch up” on missed sessions or watch again.
Learners must be Adults (18+).
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 connection and webcam with a microphone.
Creative VJ – online course outline
This workshop has been developed over a number of years as an introduction to Resolume Avenue and is structured in such a way that you will begin your journey into live performance visuals with some quite advanced theory.
Developed by Tony Coleman and Michelle Ferguson we aim to bring to you our personal experience of over two decades of visuals and VJ’ing for many live events and gigs throughout the UK and Europe for a plethora of promoters, theatres and DJ’s. 2-hours, 7.30pm-9.30pm with additional homework/practice to complete between sessions.
[Part I] – Introductions / Exploration.
[Part II] – UI / Preferences / Composition..
[Part I] – Layers / Sources / Presets / Effects.
[Part II] – Audio FFT (mic) / Audio reactive sources.
[Part I] – Clips / Conversion / Content loading.
[Part II] – Decks / Hidden menus / Autopilot.
[Part I] – Keyboard // MIDI Mapping
[Part II] – Record / Render / OBS.
Own audio / Composition FFT (WAV)
Live performance. No expectations, no pressure, no panic.
Note: Some sessions may overrun but participants can leave and catch up on the video
Early booking discount & concessions
Early Booking – Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Concessions eligibility for online courses – UK based Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits. Evidence is required, such as a student card, NHS staff card or benefits 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.
This online course is for Adults (18+).
If you like Creative VJ – online course, you may also like our follow on intermediate course (Classroon based):
Concession, Full price