The DJ's Story - a Voyage in Sound
They sure got it all there in a nutshell… For me, a good DJ set unfolds a unique kind of story… Similar to a story, it has its start, middle & ending segments, it develops with time & is taking its listeners, the clubbers, to a voyage, one that in its end they will not be the same persons they were before. They got exposed to the DJ’s story, his “inner world” and now they are part of it – and it is a part of them.
The VJ's Story - a Voyage in Visuals
The VJ’s set should be a voyage, too. It should have a start, middle & ending segments, it has to develop along the DJ’s set, and in some way, to recreate that DJ’s “inner world” in a visual way… This is where the concept kicks in – having a few concepts that correlate one with another to support a bigger theme – are building this visual “inner world”, and telling its story.
Now, don’t get me wrong, abstract visuals, just on their own, are fun & easy to play with, and can create some beautiful, eye pleasing, experiences. It’s just that there are more dimensions that could be expressed when combining them with visuals that support a concept. It might be more challenging to mix them in the right way, (in order to create a narrative – the story) but when it happens, when the VJ set’s look & feel supports the theme, successfully creating a visual “inner world” – this is gold.
Watch the beautiful live mix Resolume made for the launch:
“STVinMotion brings you very high quality abstract 3d graphics with a technological feel. What make it stand out is that he combines it with a concept. dare we say it? It’s almost like telling a story.”