Motion Dive is Pitch Perfect for BBC
The BBC’s Pitch Perfect was an amazing project that brought together different cultures, age groups and institutions for an educational but fun outing to explore the links between music and football. Workshops took place in schools in London as well as around Stamford Bridge and Highbury Stadiums. The idea was to create a brand new football-based music and visual performance, then stage the results with the help of the BBC’s Concert Orchestra. Media students provided visuals for the event completing a truly unique multimedia and multi-faceted project. During the first half of the performance, students VJ’d images along with the music using EDIROL’s [?] Motion Dive system to mix the images.
Motion Dive has become the essential tool around the world for cutting-edge VJs. The EDIROL MD-P1-S package enables the software to be easily controlled using a state of the art USB-powered physical hardware controller. The Pitch Perfect students were able to quickly grasp the essentials of VJ-ing using Motion Dive mixing appropriate football-themed visuals that they had often filmed themselves.
With a superb visual backing, the Pitch Perfect performance took place at Wembley Conference Centre and featured music associated with the beautiful game (including We Are The Champions, You’ll Never Walk Alone and Nessum Dorma) before trophies from both Arsenal and Chelsea were paraded into the hall. Then over 1,000 musicians, singers and performers went on stage for the final performance. The event was hosted by BBC Sport’s Ray Stubbs and was webcasted live from the BBC website.