November 17th 2008
Recently features the top 20 VJs of 2008 as determined by the djmag.com polls. The project dives deeper to include bios, work info, random trivia, and plenty of videos and links.
here is the interview with yours truly.
EnjoyRay-V – Israel (Top 20 VJs of 2008)
+ Artist alias(es) and real name, age: Ray-V [Revital Elkayam]
+ Preferred URL links: ray-v.com
+ Primary country and area of influence: Israel, Tel Aviv
+ Promo – upcoming gigs, releases, etc:
Working already 5 month on a large scale Project – can’t get into details just yet!
More info here: http://www.ray-v.com/gigs.php
+ Type of work you do: Ray-V has been performing live as a VJ for over 8 years now at Art festivals, Video Installations, Music Concerts, parties and club nights, side by side with the greatest DJ’s & musicians world-wide, as well as at corporate events, fashion shows & company presentations, commercial exhibitions, creating video content & commercial product launches, in charge of the visual packaging by creating “tailor made content”.
+ Your team and what people generally do (even if you’re solo, you usually work with certain people frequently – how does that work?):
Two creative partners are on my team:
Noam Amir is a talented artist /painter/animator.
Noam joined my team two years ago.
We produce concept together, prior to a concert / gig,
We analyze our own ideas and inspire each other.
Than we go back to the drawing table to create;
[We have a complementary different style]
After were done, we check how it all works and blends together.
Noam helps rigging and de-rigging and is co-live mix with me.
Ore Semiat is another talented Motion Graphic designer content creator who joins us at times.
More about Collaborations: pls find here on main page right column : http://www.ray-v.com/
+ Best gig:
Alongside: Erykah Badu, Roots Manuva, Lee Scratch Perry, De La Soul, Mad Professor, Goran Bregovic,
A gig with Inside-us-all [The Pixel addicts] at Brixton Academy
+ Most random thing that ever happened at a gig:
So many – I find one story really hard to choose. One day I plan to sit and write it all down…
+ Non-VJ stuff you do:
Volunteer for helping African refugees in Tel Aviv, video editor for 5min.com, Producing content for TV and Video for Immersive environments in 360 degrees. Playing music. Painting, writing, and many more…
+ Who you’d love to work with in the near future:
photos by www.merdi.net