Mobile Beat #137 – September: A Closer Look at Video

September 14, 2011 by Dan Walsh

(Digital Edition now available – hard copy hits mailboxes soon)

Here we are with another video issue, bringing you fresh info on a subject that is becoming more and more important every day. Everything is on video these days, so there should be no surprise when clients come to expect some sort of video from their entertainers. Ways video is being used by mobile entertainers include:

Video performance—the actual mixing of videos, adding a dimension of sight to the usual DJ domain of sound. Check out our discussion with a sought-after SoCal VJ, DJ MisterE, as we go INSIDE VIDEO DJING.

Video as part of the game show experience. Rob Johnson gives you a whole slew of great ways to marry VIDEO AND TRIVIA FOR FUN AND PROFIT.

Publisher Ryan Burger fills in the gaps, with ideas for using your screens during the times between the tunes in FILLING THE SCREEN

And always looking a little deeper into DJ phenomena, Mike Ficher points out the fact that now the crowd can capture you on camera, any where, any time. You are now THE VISUAL PERFORMER, So act accordingly.

What about some substance to go along with the image? In a special SHOW PREVIEW piece (with more to follow in the next few issues), seminar speaker Steve “The Hitman” Brazell explains why you need to BE THE REAL DEAL more than ever these days. Arnoldo Offerman (DANCE FLOOR RECOVERY), Jeffrey Gitomer (THE SECRET TO GETTING REFERRALS), Jay Levinson (MARKETING YOURSELF) and others throughout this issue touch upon the importance of being “real” in performance, business and other situations.

This issue gives you both: help with the images you create, as well as solid advice on the substance you need to be an authentic entertainer, a better business person, and all-round real human being.

ALSO INSIDE:

BEST DJ WEBSITES OF 2011

INTERVIEWS:

HAMMER, on his interesting life since his original success; CHUCK GREEN, American DJ’s online gear guru; BOBBY MORGANSTEIN, a mobile DJ industry icon taking a fresh pathway to new success.

Ric Hansen on the MARKETING MAGIC OF PICTURES, when you’re seeking school dance clients.

How to BLOW UP YOUR SET UP – Arnoldo Offerman talks not about explosives, but how to expand your rig to have a fighting chance in the youth event marketplace.

DJ Coach Paul Kida on CONTINUING DJ EDUCATION

Michael Edwards on the EVOLUTION OF DJ SALES;

A Reality Check from Mark Johnson on the growing SPOTIFY phenomenon.

John Stiernberg helps you hone your Business Chops to deal with the dilemma: WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH GIGS?

PRODUCT REVIEWS:
TRAKTOR 2.0 software; CHAUVET’s SLIMPAR PRO TRI LED light; NEW LIGHTING from IRRADIANT; NEW PERFORMANCE GEAR from DJ-TECH

BOOK REVIEWS:
Training expert Mike Walter’s RUNNING YOUR MULTI-OP and THE LAPTOP DJ HANDBOOK by Jason Emsley.

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