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03.14.12 Cross Canada VJ Cultural Exchange - Lets go to T-O This episode we hop on a plane and fly across Canada to go to Toronto to visit and interview the VJs there and see how things are done differently in Toronto.
02.10.12 Illuminate Yaletown 2012 In this installment we wanted to kickoff 2012 (and experiment with a new HD camera) With a trip to Yaletown (Vancouver) to deocument the Illuminate Yaletown Festival- Featuring interviews with Urban Visuals and VJ Ellectrabelle
01.17.11 Return to Organix for an experiment in 3D In this video blog we turn the camera on the work of Chris Schmidt who has been doing the visuals design for ORGANIX for the last 10-15 years. On this night he was experimenting with 3D visuals for a more immersive experience.
04.05.10 Ten times the charm - Recompression X We hit double digits with our video blogs documenting the Journey to the Sunshine Coast to do visuals tor the 10th Recompression event. A Regioonal GVIAS event that evolved over the years out of a single night warehouse party to a 3 day art and music getaway
02.19.10 Rise of Hypnopolis The Rise of the Hypnopolis was a fundraiser party to raise funds for the Hypnopolis Project, A Burning Man 2010 mobile video art installation created and conceived by James Neane and Mychal Heidrogen.
02.19.10 All Hail the PARTY- Soundproof at the Cheese This time we hook up the the Soundproof collective - an old school underground rave type group that still throws parties by word of mouth. This party taking place at the UBC engineering clubhouse ("the cheese") had a Communist theme so I created a visual VJ set based on a socialist / comunist esthetic with a tiny bit of Orwell flavor in it
02.10.10 The Video Artists Gather (video Blog 7) My parther VJ James Deane along with Darren Read (drvisuals) put together this social gathering of video artists as a way to talk shop and network with other video artists, trade clips and geek out. Filmed on location at the Tunnel nightclub just before opening
01.19.10 Sequential Circus At Open Studios (video Blog 5) I met Drew Smith (Mux) and Ross (DJ Granolaboy) at a few different parties and they invited Jimmy Deane and myself to come out to play at their event at OPEN STUDIO. This was the first time that Sequential Circus - a purely live-PA music night would bring in guest VJs to do Visuals. The footage sat in the Vault for a bit but I was finally able to get the video for #5 done in time for Sequential Circus 6
01.18.10 Enlighten:Us (video blog 3) Mars (DJ Diggity) has been a friend for a while so when he asked us to come out to do visuals for his Psytrance celebration of the Spring Equinox we were happy to oblige.
11.25.09 No Country For Old Memes This VJ blog was a trip back in time to 2 years ago - The orgins of my VJ career was in doing videography work for indie music- This was one of the first nights I VJd at and did live video performance to music. It was a DVD release party show for the Tour Documentary video I had collaborated on with Joey Only - This night marked a shift from one who documents the night to one who performs on it.
09.01.09 DUST IN THE PROJECTORS:
BURNING MAN FESTIVAL 2009 PROJECT Our largest project to Date - at the end of August Jimmy Deane and I went down the west coast through Washington , Oregon and California into Nevada to the Black Rock desert for the BURNING MAN festival to set up a major video installation and perform live video mixing at the largest dance camp on the Playa (the ROOT SOCIETY)- We built more than a video installation - we built lasting connections with tons of video artists from around the world(here is the official trailer - click the video links below to watch or download the whole 8 part series we filmed and cut)
06.20.09 Burn in the Forest and the Entheos Gathering In June we were double booked to do visuals setup and VJ at 2 events that happened to be at the same outdoor location in the BC rainforest - the Burn In The Forest Event and the Entheos Gathering The is the video we made from the event
01.12.09 Exploring Ambient Soundscapes at the Vancouver Outer Limits In Jan 09 I joined live Ambient music artist Terry Obrien (Anomalous Disturbances) to put on the Vancouver City limits show at the Beaumont (renamed the Vancouver Outer limits) - this is my video log of the night
11.08.08 Sleepless at Seacompression in Seattle VJ adventures down the west coast to Seattle for the Seacompression Party With my good friend Jimmy Deane - here is what we filmed and cut
(archive) 12.12.06 Organix: The Vancouver Psychedelice Trance Scene I had know Christ Scmidt and the Organix crew for many years and I had never seen a DJ / Promoter work so hard and long on his Nightlcub night. Also since it ran for 10 years when most nights in this city run for about 3 months I figured there must be something more to it - and there was - this was the documentary video I made for them