I'm slowly getting into the more advanced settings of resolume.
A friend of mine is going on a small tour with a DJ shortly and I have some questions
on how to set up Resolume and my graphics effectively on complicated LED screens.
I am wondering how professional VJ's are approaching these kind of setups.
As example for my questions I'll use this setup from the last edition of dancevalley. (Cause this setup has most of the challenges you will face on tour) Wonderfull stage, visuals by the guys from Eyesupply.
Stage in action:
The screen on the Dance Valley setup is something like this:
- 1. Screen middle high
- 2. Screen behind DJ
- 3. Screen DJ Booth
- 4. Screens left and right
and the 3 long strips that go all across the stage
So there are 2 situations as a VJ for a festival.
1. You VJ for a stage the whole day. Way in advance you get send the LED template by the company.
How would you approach this setup?
The easy part:
I would just put screen 1 till 4 each on a different layer and load the corresponding content in to that layer.
Route the layers to Layer output only. This method can be used to show any content you want with a bit of resizing. because all these screens have the average 16:9 shape and are just rectangle screens.
Only downside is that effects don't really work anymore due to layer routing bypassing the composition.
The hard part:
But how would you put your content on the large strips that go across the stage, while making use of the strip shapes. For example you want an arrow that follows the path of the outer strips. Going from low left up, then to the right and then going down at the right side.
Is this something that is always custom made in after effects with use of the LED template? It seems like the graphics follow the curves of the screens and that it is not just a graphic with masked out parts.
2. Touring with a DJ
The reason I am asking is because when you are touring and therefore already have the content that has to be put on screens like this and your content is not matched with the template. How would a professional approach this LED setup in resolume? Would you just throw your content on the screens, and not really worry too much about the shapes of the screen?
What it all comes down to, I am a bit lost about what has to be customly made with the LED template in advance and what can be done inside of resolume while on tour.
When you are on tour, you often don't have the time to create custom screen setups. So how would you approach the situation as a VJ for the whole day and as a VJ that tours with the DJ?