Wanna be a VJ? Intro to Realtime Visual Performance

VJ’ing is the art of realtime visual performance, performing alongside DJ’s or live musicians to create a multimedia experience. This session will introduce you to the basics to help get you started. We’ll start with a brief history, then cover software (both commercial and open source), hardware (from projectors to mixers), and finally discuss gig preparation, setup, and other real life concerns for visual performance artists in the field.

No extra software or hardware needed, but coming to the session with Max/MSP + Jitter installed would help, as I’ll be using it for part of the demo and sharing example code. You can find a free 30 day trial here: http://cycling74.com/downloads/