Introducing Dubspot’s Visual Performance Program

Learn how to perform visuals and create your own music videos with some of the world’s best! Dubspot is excited to welcome esteemed visualists Benton-C Bainbridge and V Owen Bush to our faculty as the designers of our new Visual Performance Program at Dubspot NYC.

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Visual performance has been an important part of the electronic music scene since the beginning, with VJs mixing video live along with DJs and or live performers. These days, visuals have become an integral part of most electronic music events.

In Dubspot’s new Visual Performance Program, designed by experienced visualists Benton-C Bainbridge and V Owen Bush of Glowing Pictures, you will learn the basics of performing, producing and manipulating visual content.

In this program, you’ll work with a toolkit of the latest software (including Vidvox VDMX, Quartz Composer and Adobe After Effects) and create your own setup for performing visuals live. You will gain a deeper understanding of the history of visual performance and VJing, and meet and learn from a variety of visualists and producers who are pushing the medium in new and unexpected directions.

By the end of the program you will record a live mix of visuals and learn how to edit, sequence, master and publish a finished video project by creating a music video for your own music or one of your fellow Dubspot students.

Visual Performance Program curriculum designers V Owen Bush and Benton-C Bainbridge

Dubspot’s Visual Performance curriculum was designed by V Owen Bush and Benton-C Bainbridge of Glowing Pictures, a company they founded together in 2004. Bush and Bainbridge are pioneers of live visual performance, with an extensive list of collaborators and credits including work with the Beastie Boys, Pauline Oliveros, Animal Collective, Flying Lotus, Four Tet, Grace Jones, Kanye West, and Moby, to name a few. They have presented their work across five continents, at venues like the Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of Modern Art, Lincoln Center, Madison Square Garden, the American Museum of Natural History, SFMOMA, the Mercat des les Flors (Barcelona), LUX2006 (Sevilla), Auditorium Parco della Musica (Roma), Sonic Light (Amsterdam), Wien Modern (Vienna), Inventionen (Berlin), and the Teatro Colón CETC (Buenos Aires). Over the years they have innovated and helped to develop tools and techniques for visual performance, collaborating with the software design company Vidvox LLC to develop live video software including VDMX, the central application used in the course.

Visual Performance Program start dates:

March 2nd, 2013 in NYC – Saturdays, 4:15-pm – 7:00pm
July 20th, 2013 in NYC – Saturdays, 4:15-pm – 7:00pm
December 7th, 2013 in NYC – Saturdays, 4:15-pm – 7:00pm

Click here for information about this program.

If you have questions, please call 877.DUBSPOT or send us a message.

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  • 1/18/2013

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  • 1/18/2013

[...] V Owen Bush take us inside Vidvox’s VDMX software–the application at the center of our new Visual Performance Program–and offer a glimpse at some of the concepts and techniques that will be explored in the [...]