April 23, 2014
I think it is safe to say that without video logs and video demos, it is hard for any DJ or producer to make a name for themselves. Long gone are the days when an online user could easily hid behind their avatar. These days, most of these people who want to make a name for themselves know that they have to sort of brand the image of their face into the minds of the people watching them. You might be one of the best DJs in the world, who has to say nothing at all – but a few words out of the mouth typically means a lot more than brushing off the camera when it is time to have an interview.
Just getting on cam doesn’t always work for many. Some people are horrible in front of a camera and even worse at public speaking. So with that …
June 16, 2013
Well, the Google Glass has finally been released and as far as I can tell, it’s not going to help you get a date. But those who bought these when they had the chance certainly aren’t using it for style points – they bought it because they intended it on being functional. I will say this, for a DJ these could really be something useful. How many DJs out there have spent an hour or more trying to setup a camera just to take a five minute clip of a battle routine? Once the video is said and done, it had to be reedited and fixed for errors. The whole video editing process is laborious.
I think that a first person view of the DJ’s perspective will give something to the audience to think about and it allows them to feel the perspective rather than viewing it passively. You …
June 12, 2013
I think that many DJs and performers, who have a good routine, want to record their routine so that they can show other folks their skills. Some of these musicians happen to be handy with recording equipment and video software, so they have no issues making it all happen. However, I would say that many DJs, who focus on DJing, are really DJs at heart and not videographers – so they don’t have the best equipment or techniques for making a good DJ video. I’m sure you’ve seen then on Youtube – that precise turntable routine that happened to be shot on a crappy video camera with bad lighting and horrible sound. The route should speak for itself, but people don’t want to sit through a horribly made video.
Setting up cameras and editing video also takes a lot of time to get right, and a DJ sometimes just wants …