Wednesday- Wk 17 - Music Technology

Featured Topic: VJing

Module 16: Music Technology *DUE Sunday, May 15
FORUM: Module 16.1: Music Technology Discussion Forum
ASSIGNMENT: Module 16.2: Music Technology Assignment
QUIZ: Module 16.3: Music Technology Quiz
*ONLY 8 MORE DAYS LEFT OF CLASS!!!

Hello Everyone!

I am seeing some great posts in the Discussion Forum this week! It is truly interesting to see how our technology has changed!

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Only 8 more days! Please be sure to get things finished up!

The last day of the semester is Friday, May 20.

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Mrs. Moncrief
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VJing

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, and most likely this began the basis of EDM music. Where would Zedd, Martin Garrix, and Skrillex be today without the influence of Vjing?


Resources:

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VJ_(media_personality)

.http://www.on-this-day.com/onthisday/thedays/birthdays/may11.htm

.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VJ_(video_performance_artist)