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ABOUT VJ OUTLAW

Howdy! My name is Simon and from Great Britain. Born profoundly deaf, and Britain sign language user.

 

My passion is Video Jockey - bewilder visual performance as results in live multimedia on the stages, music, performers, breakdance, and visual vernacular. I thrive from working alongside Deaf Rave Crews in order to organize the VJ loops installations on the projector/Led screen/laser to give a vision for all deaf, usher syndrome, and various disabilities audiences.

Also, graphic design is my natural skill with revamping brands, flyers, and fiction posters.

I love creating something more unique that will not be found anywhere. I am trying to push Deaf Rave to make them to the next level and see Music, Performers, and the visual work together. Give the deaf community to access all the music cultures and festivals by seeing what all music is about and feeling the vibe to make those dreams into reality.

Deaf Rave director - Troi Lee did impressive with my achievements, he decided to adviser me to becoming the first profoundly deaf person to do a Video Jockey in the world. 

Education

BTEC Graphic Designer 

Professional Diploma in UX Design

BA (Hons) Graphic and MultiMedia Design

VJ Mentor - PrickImage.com

VJ Academy - Veejays.com

Freelance designer for about 5 years before I went to Boomtown 8th - 11th August 2019. Met very interesting artists in the workshop to start learning a little about vision jockey and success virtual festival for Deaf Rave last 26th September 2020. I have to grow and enjoyed it very much to try out many different things. Still work with DRC for two years.

Right now, my VJ mentor (Shaun Prickimage Inc) gives me the possibility to learn more about VJ software, mapper, and laser installation to create the Deaf-PLUR (Peace Love Unity Respect in 1990s music culture) Watch this space peeps.

 

Peace out.

 

EXPLAINABLE WHAT MY CAREER...

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Video Jockey

The term "Video Jockey" comes from the DJs (disc jockey) used in radio. Music Television (MTV) popularized in the 1980s.

 

The MTV founders got their idea for their VJ host personalities from studying Merrill Aldighieri's club. Aldighieri worked in the New York City nightclub Hurrah, which was the first to make a video installation as a featured component of the club's design with multiple monitors hanging over the bar and dance floor performing as a VJ consisted of improvising live clips using a video camera, projected film loops. The rest is history.

I have found projector mapping most suitable for usher syndrome and deaf people with sign language as it allows brighter visuals on the theatrical stages. I continue to devote some of my time to researching different techniques to make many effects videos to create where you can enjoy getting lost.

Graphic Design

Graphic designers create visual concepts, using computer software or by hand, to communicate ideas that inspire, inform, and captivate consumers. They develop the overall layout and production design for applications such as advertisements, brochures, magazines, and reports.

I love meeting up with clients and trying to break the communication barriers to figure out what they want and how they want it. At times it is hard to deal with surdophobia client who is not sure of what they want when they see me as a deaf person and sometimes am lucky that they did depends on me. Most clients will come and state that they have this idea but they are unable to actualize it and they put all their hope in me to get that idea and make it a reality. It takes commitment and faith because many are the times a client may be in good surprise and sometimes it does meet their picture in mind.

I love challenges to beat the odd.