Splore 2012 is approaching fast and is looking to be the most exciting one so far. With international music artists including Erykah Badu, Soul II Soul and Hudson Mohawke there’s lots to be excited about.
Visuals wise, for 2012 lotech and Dub Module (Mike Hodgson) are working closely to make this a special event for VJs and video artists too. The biggest video development will be a video mapped environment in the DJ stage. We plan to release a collection of masks and some instructions soon. This should help VJs prepare or create original content for this very awesome setup.
We’re still working through the technical and design elements of this but it should still allow for VJs to step up and do an original mapped show or a traditional mixed VJ set via a vision switcher.
Oh, and lastly – as mapping is pixel accurate it is highly recommended that VJs use HD based clips for performance – so if you haven’t updated your set recently – now is a good time to do so.
Splore 2010 received great feedback from not only the public but also the artists themselves on how the visual content was so perfectly aligned to the sound. So once again we are calling for VJ showreels to help with assigning sets. It could be a clip that sums your style up in 10 seconds or a full show reel – this helps us to truly curate the VJs and really tie a VJ to an artist.
It also goes without saying there are limited sets over the course of the weekend, last Splore we had almost twice the submissions for VJ sets than we were able to fill. Please understand if you miss out.
VJ submissions can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following info. Please include the word SUBMISSION in the subject.
BIO: Some information about you, where you’ve performed etc…
SHOWREEL/CLIP: Either a link or attached file.