n Play @ LuxeBar
Weds 6th September 8-11pm
Bar is at 446 Beaufort St, Mt Lawley
a few attempts at venues that just weren't right, we've
finally found the right home for Plug
is a beautiful, lush and tasteful cocktail bar that looks
like it should be in Melbourne.
of the graduates from our Painting
With Light workshops came along, as did established
Skender and Martin Sawtell from PixelJuice.
first one was really more of a tech run, to make sure
that everything's working OK, that we don't get in Luxe's
way etc. For this reason, it wasn't really promoted at
all outside our immediate circle, but at one stage there
were about 20 people and about 7 laptops.
that it was a bit of a dry-run, we've come up with some
conclusions for next time:
we can't get in before 7pm, we really don't want
people to arrive til 8pm - gives us time to get
set up, lay out cables and power for guests etc.
others are ready to play, we should use the time to
show clips by some of our favourite VJs from around
the world, as it was a bit boring for the first
half hour with one loop on while we helped everyone
get sorted with their Second Screen etc.
screen and multiple projectors would be better
that one little roll-up screen. The projectors need
to have a good short throw though, as the room's very
music by Cordata
was great. Definitely having at least one live audio
act each time would be really good.
be great if we could get a Mac VJ involved, as
we're now PC-only and we don't have Mac equipment to
bring hubs and switchers so that people can leave
themselves cabled in instead of us having to swap around
cables all the time.
a booking timesheet where people put their name
down for 15min blocks when they arrive.
Special Guests (experienced VJs and AV acts,
local and touring) at 10pm for a 30-45min set.
can start to promote it more widely. Will have
some postcards printed up.
has damned good cocktails.
really pleased with how well it went. No major technical
hassles, great venue, nice mix of people with experienced
VJs helping out the newbs - just what we wanted!
it's a geekfest wrapped in red velvet!" said one
Need a bigger
screen. And more projectors.