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VJ-U by Mind Map: VJ-U
4.0 stars - 4 reviews range from 0 to 5

VJ-U

Know-how

VJing

Visual performance

Maxmspjitter (video design)

Podcast/Vlogging

Video 2.0

Second Life

Interactive Interfaces

to do

classes/lessons

Teaching and consulting

Mobile classroom

the VJ-U setup we can bring into a school or center

Teaching Venues

University

High Schools, UAMA, Fall 2007 Curriculum, Week 1/2: Setting Up, Day 1 : What is a VJ?, Auditions, What is a VJ? (10 min), history, experimental video and cinema, laser light shows, image/sound relationship, algorithmic imaging, MTV, music videos, The growth boom of VJing in clubs, Hip Hop, DJ, turntablism, as folk music, using old/cheap technology, 3 example videos of VJ-ing, mash-ups, Light jam, flashlights and blinky lights on live camera/projection, (projection is light), Day 2 : What is Video? (computer skills), Collage, use Grab (/Applications/Utilities/) to take screenshots, present in slideshow on 2nd monitor, jam on mixer, prep work:, gather video examples and pictures, put them on all machines, get VJ-U user setup by E$, a/v signal flow, what equipment puts out (NTSC), what computer puts out (VGA/DVI), make technical problems into part of the lesson, Week 3/4 : Preparing Media, Shooting Video, work in pairs, go outside, One Sentence Videos, One shot per word, edit in camera, connection to English class?, Editing Video, Ask Benton if he taught a Live Edit lesson, Treating Video, edits, coloring, effects, Live Inputs, Cameras, controllers, Week 5/6 : Mixing Video, small pair-based project, Week 7/8 : Adding Effects, Week 9/10 : Preparing Projections, Week 11/12 : Scouting the Venue, Pedagogy, semester info, assume 25 classes, Class Environment, projects, art on walls, put VJ pics in screensaver, spec out tech setup for UAMA, norms, library, VJ-U book, Extended Cinema, Marlon's history of light book, Pedagogy

Harvestworks, classes, Video Mashup, Video Circuit Bending, VJ-U 101 : intro to VJ, need more youth classes

Curriculum (in dev)

Important areas

Skill sets, Critical Thinking and cognitive, abstraction and narrative, why/art/make connections, representation and politics, systems thinking/analysis, expressing with technology, Technical Literacy, optics/light, Lesson: flashlights & glass, hardware set up, interfaces, software plug'n play, how computers work, programming, media production/development, image/sound mapping, VJ techniques/styles, displays, Gaming technologies, Media/Digital_networked creativity, mashup/resampling/appropriation, search skills, public domain/copy rights/CC, databases/feeds, navigation, internet distribution, telematics, Multiuser environments, Social skills, finding collaborators, collaborative/networked/community, networking, Documentation, improvisation, play, connection to global community of VJs, supporting colleagues, constructive criticism, navigating/avoiding hierarchies, Performance, format, Ambient vs. traditional(?), pacing, dynamics

Context and background, Historical Context, cinema, the language of, cuts/joins, continuity editing, sense of time, diegetic sound, New node, conventions, production, division of labor, cathedrals (Walter Murch quote), experimental video and cinema, image/sound relationship, algorithmic imaging, MTV, music videos, The growth boom of VJing in clubs, Hip Hop, DJ, turntablism, as folk music, using old/cheap technology, Jazz, concerts, Video Performance, collectives (Share alike), underground, subcultures, Proto-cinematic lightshows, Dioramas and panoramas, Contemporary context, Installations, dance and theater, The Art World, interactivity, automation, networked performance, games, games and visual communication, "Corporate" shows, Popular music concerts, Advertising, Street art/action

Theory, Visual design and composition/gestalt, music structure and elements, embodiment, computation, performance

methodology

collaboration, work in small groups/teams, of 4

participation, in-class performances, students always set up equipment, discussions/

collective material: everything is shared

Collaborative documentation

in-class critiques

guest speakers, Missy Galore, vade, Forward Motion Theater, Chris Burke

show videos for each lesson, know why you're showing them, is it just because you love it?

project-oriented, project markers, Setting Up, computer skills, a/v signal flow, what equipment puts out (NTSC), what computer puts out (VGA/DVI), make technical problems into part of the lesson, Preparing Media, Shooting Video, work in pairs, go outside, One Sentence Videos, One shot per word, edit in camera, connection to English class?, Editing Video, Ask Benton if he taught a Live Edit lesson, Treating Video, edits, coloring, effects, Live Inputs, Cameras, controllers, Mixing Video, small pair-based project, Adding Effects, Preparing Projections, Scouting the Venue, geometries/time_non human, Hypernarrative, shared media database, make favorites in the same acct on YouTube

partnerships with institutions/site visits, Eyebeam, use GRL's projector bike, G.R.L., James Powderly, crit sessions

trips, concerts

Internet presence

website/blog

VJ-U netcast Operator11/On VJing/Tuesdays

VJ-U Netcast on Performance and technology/dance_theater

non-for profit status (potential)

sponsorship

grants

Institutional collaborations

Eyebeam

BRAC

Hispanic arts

Harvestworks

STEIM

LIU

Performance/individual and collective