Beat Bot VJ Clips

•• Update: This VJ clip reward is now part of the Visual Bites VJ pack ••

This month’s VJ clip reward for our supporters on Patreon is the Beat Bot machine parts. Check it out:

Available On Our Patreon Membership

The Beat-Bot Patreon Reward is a set of 5 VJ clips, in 1080p DXV with Alpha transparency.

You also get a Resolume project file where I created many variations to the original clips and organized them into sets of Bot-machines (as shown on the video above). You can trigger whole columns for an awesome Beat-Bot look or trigger separate clips from different columns to create other looks. Of course, there are many more variations that you can create – inspect the variations I made to learn how to apply effects and create your own variations.

These clips will be available on Patreon for 3 months only – so make sure you join today and download them to your local machine.

Here’s a bit about the inspiration and creation process:

Origins

As a kid, I was fascinated by Machines – seeing pistons in action was mesmerizing to me. Later on, I fell in love with the Drums, had drumming lessons and was the drummer in a high-school band. When I started VJing, I realized that VJing can, in a way, be like drumming clips to the beat. Like a drumming machine. It all connected.

Feedback Loop

Then in 2005, one morning after a VJing performance (a psytrance festival in Kragujevac, Serbia), a guy who realized I was the one doing the visuals, got his eyes lit-up and his hands moving in a very precise fashion – trying to explain how connected with the music he felt when he saw the bot-machine I was beat-mixing the night before. We were both on acid – so I remember his energy and awe very vividly. It all kept on connecting.

That bot-machine I was playing was originally a part of a movie scene that I cut into pieces and visually-drummed away. I didn’t know at the time how to create visuals of my own – but the machine inside me was running strong.

I Got The Power!

When I started making 3D animation, I finally had the ability to assemble machines in 3D space, carefully position them to create VJ clips – and VJ mix them together. The Steampunk Vision packs are great examples of how I brought together my love for machines and a unique Theme – that was a perfect fit for it.

Making The Beat Bots

These Beat-Bot clips were tests I made while trying to find the right look and style. They’re made inside After Effects with the Element3D plugin. The basis are machine parts from the Motion Design 2 pack by Video-copilot. I then added colorful primitive shapes and parts that were modeled with extruded masks – in order to make it playful and styled for the big screens.

The clips worked well and I was planning on making a whole pack of these Beat-Bots but never got to it. Happy to release it to the world now – as part of the Patreon Membership plan. I hope that one day, in the near future, a guy in a festival will reach out to you expressing the total connections he just had to the music by watching how you mixed these Beat-bot clips.

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