It may have been all quiet on the website front since an incredibly hectic New Years Eve, however that does not mean we at Blend have not been as busy as a busy thing. Top of this is the great news that Liam from Blend was chosen as the overall winner for the first Resolume Content Generation contest.
The brief was a simple one from the guys at Resolume HQ. Create a shedload of content using their amazing software without using any imported video / quartz / flash. So, with only the preset video sources and some clever use of the in built video effects, Liam came up with a superb selection of original content.
The compo was a tight one however, and the main thing here (aside for Liam’s win) was learning how many different combinations of effect could be used to create awesome footage.
Props have to go to all the other great visual artists who took their time to create their own entries. I’ve (Tony) managed to download each and every one of the attached files and personally am on a major drive to learn this piece of software inside out!
If you’d like to have a look at the final standings, then have a look HERE, and if you’d like to have a look at all the entries (most of them still including the source files that were part of the entry requirements) swing your browser over to HERE.
Great work from all, and here is looking forward to the next compo (Resolume 5 you say?)
January 1st 2011. It’s now 76 days since the official formation and start of Blend. Aside from a huge amount of live performance in those 76 days there has been a fair share of procrastination, design, redesign, purchases, workshops and a lot more, hence the delay in getting this website up and running. The old websites will still be maintained (http://www.thelab.org.uk/ & http://www.blendstate.com/) for the foreseeable future. So what can you expect from all of us at Blend then? As usual we have the regularly updated Facebook group (@ facebook.com/weareblend) and should you choose to “like” the page, then you will automatically be put into the draw for forthcoming free tickets to the bigger events we are performing at.
Both Liam & I have been in discussion regarding the feel of our VJ sets, and have worked through allocating a DJ set each with a cross over (which whilst workable, really didn’t offer the best in performance) right through to our current setup of pretty much working back to back for the entire event. A much more fluid approach and one that still allows each of us to step away from the mixer from time to time.