Visual Performance Program – Student Experience, Testimonials + Course Preview!

Develop your creative vision through hands-on education with the latest visual performance technology. Explore the role of the visual performer and get ready to add visual performance to your own live shows.

In this new video, graduating students in Dubspot’s Visual Performance Program talk about their experience in this innovative course designed by esteemed visual artists Benton-C Bainbridge and V-Owen Bush. Students learn to develop and bring their individual creative vision to life through hands-on practice using the latest visual performance technology. During their performance at Eyebeam technology center in New York City.

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.

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 and Quartz Composer) 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.

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

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.

Check out some of our visual performance video tutorials: introduction to VDMX, how to synchronize audio with video, and performing with live visuals.

Visual Performance Program start dates:

November 4, 2013 in NYC – Mondays, 6:15–9:00pm
March 10, 2014 in NYC – Mondays, 6:15–9:00pm
July 14, 2014 in NYC – Mondays, 6:15–9:00pm

Click here for detailed information on this program, including more registration dates.

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

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

  • V Owen Bush
  • 9/23/2013