KATHMANDU, Nov 10: If video killed the radio star, then the VJ is killing the DJ. Spinning records live is one thing, but what if you could combine it with creative and vibrant visual material, all constructed in real time? This has a name, and although you may not have seen much of it yet, the Video Jockey is about to have its moment.
While a DJ mixes discs, a VJ mixes video and images, creating improvisational visual stories and experiences. Using collected banks of movie clips and other materials, and processing them through various creative filters, a VJ walks a line between art, club, and stage, opening up new possibilities for creative expression and entertainment.
Sattya, a resource network for artists, writers, filmmakers, photographers, and other creative types in Nepal, is holding a workshop for aspiring VJ’s around town in Kathmandu from November 21 to 23. Mathieu Cretté (also known as Nye Blen), a VJ, video director and light designer from France, will be hosting the three day long workshops. Blen has been working since 1999 between Europe and West Africa, creating video and live performances and makes his own videos, sources a vast picture library which he completes and renews for every new project.
In the workshop, the participants will discover the universe of VJing and explore the many ways of expressing this visual poetry. Whether your background is video, photography, 3D FX, graphic design, painting, or a complete beginner, you are encouraged to apply.
Deadline for applications has been set for November 18, 2012. For more information, log onto www.sattya.org