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Video director, Video Jockey, live performer, MIDI programmer: these terms describe different facets of the activities of this passionate audiovisual professional, but Jaymis presents himself as a visualist. Rather than playing video sets in festivals and clubs, he prefers collaborating on video projects of all kinds as a live video artist.
Based in Brisbane (Australia), Jaymis co-founded Create Digital Motion, one of the most famous and interesting audiovisual blogs. There is every chance that come across his work on the web, where he spends time thinking, examining, learning and writing about visual art.
As an experienced and passionate user of the VJX16-4 video mixer and co-founder of CDMo, Jaymis is the administrator of the VIXID blog: vixid.noisepages.com.
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Here is an interview with Jaymis from CDMo about the VIXID video mixer.
How and why did you get into live visuals?
I got in to live visuals after seeing someone perform with Resolume when I was at university. I was studying graphic design and digital film at the time, and Vjing seemed to be the missing link of everything I was interested in.
How did you discover VIXID VJX16-4 video mixer and why did you choose to use it above other products on the market ?
I found out about the VJX16-4 through CDM. I think first through announcements about the Coldcut collaborations. I chose the Vixid because in my work with CDM I have my hands on most mixers available, and I thought that the VJX had the most capabilities, and is created with the best philosophy for the future of live visuals.
How are you using it onstage, in a live environment and in the studio?
I'm using it in all 3 places. Documented at vixid.noisepages.com
How has using this mixer changed the way you work?
The combination of 4 track capabilities and complete midi control has changed how I even think of a video mixer as a tool. Previously I only considered a video mixer as a technical tool to switch inputs, and as a backup if I had a crash while performing live. With the VJX I think of it as an artistic tool, it has made me use cameras live, and do things with live visuals that I never would have thought of before.
What features do you find most useful? Are there any features you could not work without?
The full MIDI map is the most important feature, the one which allows all of the others to work together. After having used a hardware device in which all functions are midi controllable, I can never go back. I'm also a big fan of the Gain, RGB and BCS controls. Crop and scroll.
What is your typical setup for a live show? (hardware and software, how everything is connected…)
Very varied. I'm doing a lot of work with 6-8 cameras, live keying with Rock Band gaming. Also integrating visuals with live camera feeds, and I've been enjoying combining cameras with the Kaoss Pad Entrancer and blend modes.
How long did it take to you before being able to use it during a live show?
I played my first live show with the VJX after a couple of hours learning. It's an ongoing process though, after almost a year I'm still finding new techniques and information.
What are the best / biggest / most memorable gigs you've done with the VJX16-4?
The first public Herovison gig was fantastic, it was great to see how much people enjoyed being on stage and playing “live”.
What have you got planned for the near future?
Lots more herovision, lots more vixid.noisepages.
Any tips or tricks you could share with us?