VJ And Digital Arts
Lead Artists: James Green and Adrian Ball
Venue: CAN, Green Fish Resource Centre, 46-50 Oldham Street, Manchester, M4 1LE
VJing is a visual art form that has gained huge popularity over the last couple of years, particularly on the music and club scene. To VJ is to mix video live, much in the same way a DJ mixes music. The great advantage of this, over using pre-edited video, is that the VJ can respond directly and immediately to what is happening on stage and ‘video jam’. VJing is now an exciting and integral part of CAN production work and an important part of the direction in which we are developing our digital arts work with young people.
The VJ group will create video clips around the central themes of the project. Participants will be taught video and animation skills as well as training in how to VJ for a live event. The VJ workshops will teach participants how to create and mix live video and images. Participants will learn a whole range of skills, from filming and gathering images, to editing and adding effects through to learning how to video mix. The end result will be video projections of live VJ jams during the final performance.
Intensive workshops will be every Wednesday, 6-9pm from 23 August @ CAN