Success! First gig went nicely

Last saturday (april 5th) we had our first live VJ-performance at the Unitek party at J.V. Unitas in Wageningen.

Things that didn’t go so well and need improvement:

  • Low-power beamer didn’t deliver the desired brightness, especially since the projection came from the back of a canvas and has to shine through to the room. Also the thick smoke didnt help the viewability.
  • Resolume crashed a lot on my laptop (12 times in the 7 hours we VJ’ed), thank god buZz had thought of a backup system with his PS2 and the game Baby Universe.
  • We need more video material for a more varied performance, and some customizable text system for announcing DJ’s and other artists.

Then there’s the things that did go well:

  • We had lots of fun and no problem switching between each other’s video sources.
  • We used each other’s video material without any trouble.
  • The results looked nice in our opinions. Of course we hope the audience thought the same.

All in all I think we did very nicely for a first attempt, and we certainly have a good experience to work with for any future gigs. On to the next party!

One thought on “Success! First gig went nicely”

  1. Let’s make this the first of many :)

    I’m going to rip the video-material I made out of my camera tonight. Hope Tjeerd will be able to produce a nice ‘this is what we do’ video out of it. :D

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