Wednesday - Wk 16 - Recording
Featured Topic: VJing
Module 16: Recording *Due Sunday, May 8
READ: Module 16.1-16.6: Recording
ASSIGNMENT: Module 16.7: Your're The Producer
I am seeing some great work coming through on your Module 16: Recording Assignments!
Please be sure to spend some time thinking about how you will be completing your Final Project.
This is something you NEED to spend time on so please plan this out and don't hesitate to talk
with me if you need to. Keep up the great work!
*The Last Day Of Class Is Friday, May 20!!!
If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to ask and I will be happy to help!
Have a great day!
In 1959 Martha Quinn was born. She was one of the original video jockeys on MTV. What is a Video Jockey you ask?
In the 1980’s a new form of technology hit the dance floors called VJing or Video Jockeying, which was later popularized by MTV. MTV got the idea from seeing Merrill Aldighieri who worked in a New York nightclub called HURRAH. She was one of the first people to add synchronized video projected onto many TV screens hung from the ceiling of the club, to compliment the DJ who controlled the music in the club. She added live clips using a video camera, projected film loops, and switched between two video decks (just like a disc jockey would switch between two turn tables.) Artists would be showcased as well as incorporating stock footage.
MTV began using used the term VJ’s, but the actual VJing was done behind the scenes/sets, and the MTV VJ’s were merely TV hosts/program announcers. This job would later incorporate live television feeds, music concrete, and multi-media crowd participation and sound sources other than the dance music all done in a real-time mix from a multi-media library. Today VJ’s are most commonly found in nightclubs, concerts, and music festivals.