VDMX Visual Performance Workshop Recap w/ David Lublin

In this NY EDU Sessions video recap, Dubspot Instructor, Visual Artist, Programmer, and VIDVOX head David Lublin introduces us to the world of VJing and live performance using VDMX visual performance software.

In this video, David kicks things off by explaining what VJing is all about and the type of artists that perform with live visuals. He talks about the many different types of visuals and diverse stages where visuals are seen to excite. David also takes us through the roles of a Show Visual Artist, Media Remixer, Live Cinema Visual Artists, Set Design Visual Artists, and artists who make music videos. Delving deeper into the discussion, David shares some of the best ways to stand out in today’s competitive music market and talks about some of the skill sets and tools being used by visualists. He also talks about his approach to performing with VDMX using a Korg nanoKONTROL and takes us through one of his projects.


About David Lubin

Visual Performance Instructor

David Lublin is a coder, technical support guru, and occasional artist. One of the brains behind VDMX video mixing software at VIDVOX, as a programmer he focuses on making tools for other artists to express themselves visually. Creative interests lie within the interaction between the worlds of art, science and the general absurdity of human life.

VDMX is one of tne of the most popular VJ software for the Mac platform. With it’s ability to mix any number of input clips and up to 4 external video input sources, VDMX comes fully-loaded with all the bells and whistles that are customarily expected from a professional VJ package.


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Visual Performance Program

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In this program you will explore the role of the visualist and prepare for the challenges you may face in a live show, while learning the basics of performing, producing, and manipulating visual content. You will also develop a deeper understanding of the history of visual performance, referencing the history of the performing arts and expanded cinema.

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.

More start dates and information about payment plans can be found here.

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Anyone who comes by will have the opportunity to ask our instructors in-depth questions about our programs, curriculum and philosophy, and watch live music production and DJ demos. You can even sit down at one of our workstations and take it for a test drive. If you are still trying to decide what you are looking for, we suggest you stop by one of our Open Houses to learn more about the school, understand what the learning process at Dubspot entails and help you decide what is best for you. We can also help with scheduling details and payment options.

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