WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT !!

Join us this fall at Up Track Toronto for Scott Vj Guy’s fun and informative Live Video Art Sessions

Live Video Art Workshop sessions @ Up Track  Tuesday Sept 26th , Oct 3rd & Oct 10th

1409 Bloor St. West , Toronto

Instructor : Scott Vj Guy

Intro/Intermediate class (1 session) : $90

Advanced/Performance class (2 sessions) : $160

Package Deal (All 3 Sessions) : $225 (save $25)

Scott Vj Guy  and Up Track present a new workshop series that will cover VJ performance and video art installation design. Drawing from over a decade of performing experience working as a professional video artist in almost all types of shows, Scott Vj Guy has put together a great package of presentations, demonstrations and hands on experience application.

Over this 3 night course you will learn the techniques used by some of the biggest Visuals artists in the business and understand the steps and workflows needed to perform and excel in this craft.

Classes Include special features DIY Production tips, valuable Vj reference handouts, hands on video experimentation sessions and multiple projection spaces for hands on learning for the whole group. We also have several demo objects for 3D projection mapping. There will be a lot of information and practical work and those who attend both sessions will create an installation from start to finish including planning, content creation, installation and Performance.

Come join Vj Guy for the LVArt sessions at Up Track Toronto this September and create your very own Live Video Art installations.

Some topics include

Intro / Intermediate Class  (1 night – Sept 26th) :

-Vj Kit requirements and building tips

-Vj Fundamentals (everything you need to know to get started)

-Try out a selection of software and hardware video mixing systems

(demo programs, included)

– Deep Dive Tutorial of Resolume and Resolume Arena features

– How to set up a venue for a projection show

– Basic content creation and preparation

– Installation art brainstorming sessions ( planting the seed of creation for class 2)

– Video mixing , effects, looping and beat matching

– Useful DIY tips and VJ reference handouts

– DIY Screen and projection mapping surface building

– Projection Mapping Demonstration

and  more…

Advanced / Performance Class ( 2 nights – Oct 3rd, Oct 10th) :

– Vj Fundamentals (a strong foundation to build great work upon)
– Advanced kit design and input devices (Cameras, Sensors, mics, controllers)

– Multiple video performance software options and tips

– Custom content creation and preparing professional level Vj work

– Finding your style , making your mark, be an artist but design your installation within constraints that define it

– Performer advice and discussion , Gig tips that make life easier

– Video Art Installation design and set up (hands on + theory)

– 2D & 3D Video Mapping(planning, production and setup) (hands on + theory)

– Sound reactive effects (hands on + theory)

– Interactive installations (Demonstration)

– Integrating DMX and Art-net fixture and LED lighting control into your performance ( presentation )

Personal or group project development and presentation.

 

So much to learn and do this course will satisfy beginner curiosity and get them started as well as help an experienced performer step up his/her game to the next level and design the next great Live Video Art installation !
Hope to see you this fall 🙂

Bring your own laptop if possible,
(You don’t have to have a top of the line system and demo software is provided.)

We will have a few systems on site for shared use. Please contact if required. If needed we pair up students two to a system
Contact scottvjguy@gmail.com with any questions.

Heavy Meta On The Road to the Burn

Heavy Meta Dragon is now on the way (EDIT; HAVE MADE IT) to Burning Man .

We’re finally home ❤

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It has been a lot of fun this summer tagging along with the team who build Heavy Meta. Toronto’s incredible Pyrotechnical Fire Breathing Dragon Art Car has been all over ontario and the states this summer. I went to some of the events they were featured at to capture some footage of the Dragon in action. I also happened to be doing visuals at some of the events like Valhalla. I have my own interest in this awesome project though as a videographer and VJ. It is Canada’s largest “Art Car” representing down at the Burning Man festival in Nevada and it has been touring around some great events in Canada and US all summer. It’s built by friends and people I know from many years in the Toronto events scene including Producer Kevin Bracken and His Wife Marie the lead designer who I have worked with on several occasions. The team is largely made up of some impressive young women doing a majority of the work and along with some solid and crafty guys this Dragon was built with love and dedication. With all my footage I aim to put together my own mini doc showing the project and crew come together and travel the country breathing fire into some of the continents most creative and fun events. It’s been discussed and so I hope we can arrange a show perhaps next year where VjGuy Is more actively involved.


I was not able to attend Burning Man but I will be making another trip with them in September to the New York Maker faire . Until then you can still see lots from Heavy Meta because there has been so much media attention like CBC arts, Vice and Discovery Daily Planet . Some of my footage was used in this CBC Arts piece. Wishing my Meta Viking friends the best of times at the burn and a safe return home from BRC to Canada.
Stay tuned into my blog for the Full Heavy Meta follow up and mini Doc movie .

Full CBC Article here : http://www.cbc.ca/arts/this-fire-breathing-dragon-is-saying-thank-you-to-canada-before-it-heads-to-burning-man-1.4186496

A Photo from the Heavy Meta workshop
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@heavymetadragon at Metaverse fundraiser party for Toronto’s awesome fire breathing dragon art car

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360 Timelapse of the Sunset over Ever After music festival Ontario.

Stay tuned and follow my blog for the Full Heavy Meta follow up and mini Doc .
I am heading back up to Quebec this weekend for Timeless Festival on Sept 1st. Last festi of the season and its going to be a great one . Excited to bring some mapping magic to the psychedelic playground that awaits in the woods . Thanks to my Vj pal Mr. Sun and the Timeless ORG for having me up to play.

New Demo Reel and 360 VR videos uploaded

VJ REEL 2017
This is my latest showreel for Vj performances and Projection Mapping . It was a tough editing process having to dig through footage from over the last 2 years or so . I am pretty happy but there are a few parts I see now I want to fix up so I’ll likely do a final cut before posting up anywhere else. Thanks to all my supporters and clients . The Casa Loma work was done on behalf of EMD Show systems and Liberty Entertainment. Stage design work at 2 stages at Valhalla SC in collaboration with my friend and production tech stage designer partner Roland Cash . There is more detailed info on some of the projects in my past posts and some new ones to come will showcase more closely Valhalla and some more Casa 360 projection room stuff.
New 360 videos up on Veer.tv from my recent travels around festivals and shows . At Ever After I was there to shoot some footage of the Heavy Meta Dragon . I shot handheld and with my drone as well as mounting the Gear 360 camera onto and around the Dragon art car.

Live Visuals Showreel from Vj Guy on Vimeo.

Heart of Gold 5 was the finale of a great party series I was happy to be part of since HOG #2 in 2012 Thanks to George and Lo Lita for bring me on to do stage visuals and some really cool custom 3d mapping effects. This year I made some flaming heart animations to go along with my steampunk heart locket screen. I think I will compile a few more in this as a set and release these clips for other people to use in projection mapping. This 360 video shows the bitter sweet final track of the night. The party title track from headliner and HHC mega star Darren Styles Heart Of Gold.