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Philippe Decouflé has created the DCA dance company in 1983. He put on several shows that have been acclaimed by critics and the public such as Codex, Shazam! or Iris and organized substantial popular projects such as the opening and closing ceremonies of the Albertville Olympic Games (1992), of the Cannes Film festival (1997) and the "Melée des Mondes" of the Rugby World Cup (2007). Philippe Decouflé has always been interested in video, and he integrates video system to its shows.
Laurent Radanovic, the company's video director, chose the VJX16-4 video mixer as the backbone of their video system, and uses it, for instance, for the pieces Sombreros and Solo.
Click here to read an interview with Laurent RadanovicWebsite: cie-dca.com
Here is an interview with Laurent Radanovic from DCA - Philippe Decouflé company about the VIXID video mixer.
How and why did you get into live video creation?
Through dreamlike live arts performances, where video is an excellent media as it extends the realm of the possible.
How did you discover VIXID VJX16-4 video mixer and why did you choose to use it above other products on the market?
A friend, Benoît Simon (video manager of the Chaillot National Theater in Paris), was the first to tell us about VIXID and the numerous advantages of the mixer. We realized that the product contained all the effects that we usually use for our performances, but gathered in a portable and compact unit. The VJX16-4 ergonomics is excellent.
How are you using it onstage, in a live environment and in the studio?
We use the mixer as a tool during our creations and on stage for our public representations.
How has using this mixer changed the way you work?
No, not really a change in how we work and use video. The tool is simply more complete and more advanced than its predecessors.
What features do you find most useful? Are there any features you could not work without?
Its ergonomics and the management of the four video layers became irreplaceable features for us! Just because we use a lot of simultaneous sources and each video can be very different from the others.
What is your typical setup for a live show?
We have many cameras and video players connected to the mixer through a matrix switcher. We use many video projectors at the same time, also connected to the video outputs of the mixer through a matrix switcher.
How long did it take to you before being able to use it during a live show?
Immediately, as it was originally connected to our former mixer ... Until the worthlessness of our old mixer.
What have you got planned for the near future?