Back in January we announced the MicroModul8 controller from FaderFox as well as a competition, where we challenged anyone with an existing Modul8 license, to make a video demonstrating how much they love Modul8.
As per the outline of the contest, two winners have been selected. In order to avoid favoritism I flipped a coin to determine whom I would post first, and that person is VJ Emiko.
As part of the announcement we also conducted interviews with the winners. And the coin said ‘heads’ and that means the interview with VJ Emiko goes up first
g3 – When and how did you learn about Modul8?
Emiko – I stumbled upon Modul8 when I bought my first McBook Pro. I was looking for a program compatible with that platform and my friend advised me to try this one, and thats what I’m using since then.
g3 – When did you start using it and in what context?
Emiko – I first started using Module in 2008 to mix live vj sets on various music events in Poland and abroad.
g3 – What is your favorite function or module?
Emiko – auto color mode -> transparent ->linear / snooth / random /cut and the ability to adjust final composition size to various vj setups. Through stretch of X, Y clip axis you can even create an illusion of triplehead visuals on 3 separate led screens connected into one wide screen. This feature saved me during Audioriver 2012, one of the major festivals in Poland
g3 – How often do you use Modul8?
Emiko – I use it always when i mix live vj sets and a/v performances.
g3 – For your performance material do you always use custom content?
Emiko – I always use my own video materials, which I film indoors in my studio and sometimes outdoors too.
Whatever I do, I have my own style which I’m trying to preserve even when working on a collaboration projects or on a commission piece. I regulary release new materials as I like to keep it fresh.
g3 – Do you have cat or dog? If neither, what kind of pet would you want to have?
Emiko – I have a golden retriever – her name is Mia. I would need a really good slow motion camera to catch her on a film.
g3 – What is your favorite color?
Emiko – The shade I seem to be constantly returning to is grey, but I love the whole spectrum of vibrant colors.
g3 – Who is your favorite artist (can be any media, film, painting, etc.)
Emiko – There’s the whole lot of fantastic, interesting artists and performers who I like and respect … to many to mention them all here, and I wouldn’t like to favor anyone in particular.
g3 – What is your favorite genre of music to perform video with?
Emiko – I like electronic music and her variations.. anything that fuels my visual imagination.
VJ Emiko will be receiving her MicroModul8 FaderFox controller soon, prior to its official availability.