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first live set...

Discussion in 'Gig Reports' started by mvinas, May 27, 2010.

  1. mvinas

    mvinas New Member

    mad last minute...

    my brother got word that this performance space had a cancellation, and being that he had new tracks, he wanted to perform, he decided to put together a whole evening of different acts...and he mc'd.
    rappers, spoken word, even a few actors played a whole scene from a short play they wrote...

    last week he asks me if i want to get involved, and if i would put up some visuals, eagerly i said yes, but insisted that i do it live, he had no idea what i meant, but he said ok...

    for a south bronx gangster rap crowd it was not too bad.

    my setup...
    g4 powerbook running motion dive tokyo, radio shack 4 way a/v switcher, vcr, and a digital camera connected for live footage.



    lessons from last night...

    -do not buy 99 cent store a/v plugs...
    you are better off paying the extra few dollars and getting proper ones...
    -invest in connectors of all shapes and sizes!!
    -do not let anyone be responsible for bringing something essential to your setup, no matter what!!
    my bro's manager was supposed to bring me a power strip...he totally forgot.
    -scope the space out before, if not get there early to deal with any technical issues that may arise...
    -bring a universal remote...
    -EARPLUGS!!!!!
    i didnt get a pair, and my ears are still ringing.



    what now...

    it was cool to see peoples reaction to the video clips i created myself, so i think i will continue to create them and expound on that further...
    also want to try putting still shots in some kind of animated/motion kind of clip, not sure how to go about it...
    wanna play with back projection.
    i have been creating my own sound sketches and want to add that in the live mix...
    it would be cool to link up with some music peeps and collab on a live set so that the visuals and the music can inform eachother...

    we shall see...


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    M

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