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  Julian Meadow (aka Mr J) has been leading a double life for quite a while now, as an experienced web consultant by day and experimental VJ by night. After establishing Volcano-Cam in 1995 (a world first delivering live pictures of erupting Mt Ruapehu over the web), Julian provided strategic Internet advice to Saatchi & Saatchi and Hewlett-Packard, redesigned Victoria University's website (one of NZ's first sites) amongst others and spent a couple of years in London assisting Cable & Wireless and Virgin.

Whilst overseas Julian VJ-ed throughout Europe, with highlight's including:

>> Performing live visual sets at the Essential music festival in 2000 and 2001.
>> Mixing live visuals with Pitch Black at their launch onto the London scene in Aug 2001.
>> Managing and performing at the international VJ festival VideA in Barcelona in Sept 2001.
>> Screening of work on Europe's largest outdoor screen in Leicester Square in 2001.
>> Numerous monthly VJ residencies in London and Brighton throughout 2000 and 2001.
On his return to New Zealand, Julian established the Audio Visual Lounge, encouraging local moving image producers to screen their latest material and share ideas. Julian continues to VJ, with highlights including:
>> Live VJ performances in the Boiler Room at The Big Day Out in Auckland 2003 and 2004.
>> VJ performance at the "Lord of The Rings" wrap party, celebrating the end of filming in June 2002.
>> Coordinating SoundTracks3 in Shed 11 (in association with the New Zealand Film Archive), plus live mixing of archival footage with Cantiamo con Gioia singing 14th Century Gregorian chant.
>> VJ mix "Chaotomy" selected for inclusion in the New Zealand Short Film Festival touring the country in 2002 and also selected to be part of Te Papa's new interactive media exhibition st@rt_up.
>> Coordinating and contributing to workshops and presentations at The Moving Image's VJ symposium in Auckland in Dec 2002.
>> Writing and publication of an article entitled The art of VJ-ing: it's in the mix in Pavement magazine in July 2003.
>> Custom produced a VJ set specially commissioned by Telecom NZ, to launch their innovative M-channel text messaging service, performed to the local advertising industry at Wellington's Public Art Gallery and Auckland's Art Gallery in Feb 2003.
>> Regular annual VJ performances on the cliff and in the forest at Taniwha's Den, Hinakura, Martinborough.
>> Continuing to evolve and iterate a complex VJ mixing patch in Isadora, utilising midi controllers, frequency analysis sampling and Synesthesia input via OSC. Occasionally I upload my latest VJ experimental mix samples here.