out our videos on YouTube and
connect with us at our MySpace Facebook Twitter or LinkedIn if
you'd like to do some networking.
resources - community
- Hundreds of hardware and software reviews and a warm,
helpful community supportive of all levels of VJ from
newbies to expert level. Their vjforums.com
is especially helpful.
- find out about any digital projector on the market,
compare specs etc.
Projection-mapping.org - great resource for people interested in mapping.
Union Australia - info on AU VJs etc.
Digital Motion - great blog on all things visualist
- VJ loops, DVDs of 'visual music', a feast of material
from a number of the world's best VJs. Based in the Netherlands.
- aka Addictive TV. Produce the must-see Mixmasters series
of VJ showreels. UK based.
Research Labs - GRL = guerrilla street projection
internationale. Sharing of software, ideas, techniques
resources - software
also software page from our
VJ - compare all the major VJ softwares available.
Awesome resource - so simple, and yet so useful.
- Video editing freeware that we prefer to expensive programs
like Premiere. It's easy to use and runs really smoothly
on our WinXP machine. For example we can scroll frame
by frame with the Mouse, and set additional mouse buttons
to '50 frames forward' etc. The range of filters developed
by a network of freeware supergeeks is awesome.
- Excellent VJ software. After giving a bunch of different
VJ programs a decent trial, we settled on this one
the best match for our needs. At about $300 it's very
good value for money, and pretty stable. They also
a page full of links to the best VJ content available
on the web. Version 3.0 unfortunately doesn't support
freeframes, but at least it's PC/Mac now.
- Some are free, some perhaps should be called Payframes...
Freeframe Plugins are natty little effects add-ons
work in a bunch of programs such as Resolume 2, After
Effects, Premiere etc. Inde developers rock!
- Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? Our computers do....
Also, creator of the Electric Sheep, VJ Spot's excellent
DVD is definitely worth the purchase price: spotworks.com
- this is a Winamp Visualiser Plug-in for 90's rave-party
style effects. And it's FREE! If you can't afford
a VJ, get this for
resources - content
- the Prelinger archives is an invaluable resource. Thousands
of old ads, short movies, showreels etc. Free to the public!
There are also full Feature Films - public domain and
available online for free, even including such well-known
movies as Reefer Madness and Night of the Living Dead.
Motion Pictures - similar to above, a huge range of
American Memory Collection - even more of the above!
An awesome service provided by the US Govt in the name
of preservation of vintage films.
- the European site for the Hubble Space Telescope. Great
animations, free for public broadcast.
- Search the web for video files by subject. Of course,
then ask the content owners for their permission to use
it for VJing :)
- another Resolume VJ whose work we just love.
catchpole - VJ and projection mapping.
Gary is one of the pioneers of outdoor projection mapping.
- organisers of New York's legendary Eyewash.
- Supastah VJ Holly Daggers
- Scott Draves - creator of Electric Sheep
VJ France - resource for French-speaking
collagiste - one of France's premier VJs and ambassador
dans la main aka Julien Appert Odlm - great VJ and
em runs an excellent VJ blog if you speak French
Spain - resource for Spanish-speaking
- Mia Makela, Finnish VJ and video artist, based in Barcelona,
aren't personal recommendations as such, we haven't
worked with all of these people.
not always available, and/or our visual style might
not suit your event, so here are some other local VJs
Skender aka Rawbone -
very experienced, been VJing for over 10yrs.
Lambency - does pretty, ambient visuals and glitch
does some mapping, but also live visuals.
Shoes and Socks - does awesome live-drawing with
do their own AV stuff as well as VJing.
Aaron Hughes - does VJing at the Bird, so much
more hip than us :)
trippy 90's raver style visuals.
Circus - also do interactive street projections
- check out their YouTube.
Often overseas though.
known for his GRL-style
interactive street projections, and general cool-dudeness.
Currently residing in Canada though.
that we know of, but who don't seem to have an online
presence: Yaegar; RVJ; Sandy from Pied Piper Productions;
VJ Betty. Let us know if you have anything we can link
list doesn't include our current VJzoo VJs as they generally
don't have their own content and so aren't looking
for work independantly of us.
it's camera-ops you need - check out Perth
TV Cameramen listing page.
We've worked with Chris Rapoff from that list and he's
poole - aka Sean Healy, founder of the Electrofringe
Festival, now a key player in the documentation and
contextualisation of the live video performance scene
his blog's a great insight into the Melbourne VJ scene.
Along with Jean Poole, really key in helping live video
performance art to gain credence as a legitimate artform
in Australia. Hmm, I think he's living overseas now
Bartek and Karolina do excellent work - eg at large Festivals
very active in the international VJ scene, does huge
gigs and is an all-round nice guy.
Medcraft - a lovelier VJ you will never meet :)
and works as a VJ in Brisbane but also co-runs Create
and Lowdown aka Rachel and Keith have regular
residencies as well as touring with many of the big
summer festivals around Australia.
corporate events and Festivals, we have great working
relationships with some very talented collaborators:
Pogo - AV mixmaster with a huge YouTube following, does
a fun, engaging set suitable for all ages. Book him
before he leaves Australia - with such a huge overseas
following, it's inevitable.
Reuben - Our partner for our Live @ Llama residency
on Saturday night, Reuben is one of Perth's most consistent
and sought-after DJs.
hire, lighting, etc
AV - We've worked with PAV at many
corporate events, including at the Art Gallery, they're
inexpensive and great to work with.
Productions - Worked with Matrix at Live @ Woodside.
Friendly, professional and inexpensive.
- We worked with them on the 2006
WABAPA Awards at the Art Gallery of Western Australia,
and couldn't have asked for a for friendly, collaborative
and professional AV supplier.
have worked with most of the AV companies in Perth,
but the above are the ones we've had the best experiences
with, consistently. They also don't rip off clients
Music and OMG
events - we've worked with them on the Nick Cave
opening at the WA Museum and other corporate events.
Communications - lovely family-run events management
company. Can even organise your next Royal visit!
Global - huge events management company, but still
with the personal touch - talk to Beau.
We have worked with all of these companies
and are happy to talk to you about who we think might
suit your event best if you can't decide from their websites
Feisty is atop chick and wrangles some of Perth's
best freelance entertainers and performers.
Entertainment - Stella also has a roster of all
type of performers - including the hilarious hooded
Mexican wrestling crew Lucha Royale.
Popup Productions - lovely ladies of jazz
and retro goodness.
contortionist and contact-juggler team Kim and Jan
are something very special.
Circus-burlesque crossover performances, perfect
for corporate events. Lyra, Hoops, Trapeze, Silks
Knee Productions - great costumes, professional performers.
Blue Burlesque - Perth's premier Burlesque company.
Vaudeville Circus - wide range of cabaret, circus
and variety acts.
in Red - also has a range of varied performers.
- Grant Ettrick is a master with repairing audio equipment
and vintage electronic doodads. Did a much better job
of repairing our broken Fairlight CVI than the company
who charged us three times as much. He really knows his
stuff, and has an awesome collection of vintage audio
equipment of his own.