Beeple isn’t just one of our favorite animators. He’s also a creator of open-licensed VJ content that you can use in live sets and other works. In addition to video clips, you get the raw materials on which those animations were based, in the form of Cinema 4D files you can open and manipulate. That sets him apart from someone who just provides clips. In fact, the biggest challenge may be how to take work that looks wonderful and finished and not in need of your help, and make it your own. But perhaps that’s reason to do it. You see VJs use the likes of Walt Disney. Here’s an animator who’s alive, who provides raw digital files so that you can learn from his process and change his work from the ground up, whose ideas are begging to be remixed just as much as a perfect, already-finished music track is begging to be remixed.

Even better: the VJ pack goes with one of our favorite labels, LA’s Brainfeeder (of Flying Lotus fame, among others).
media.brainfeedersite.com/downloads/brainfeeder_beeple-vjclips.zip

Get going, then. And let us know what you create; we’d love to see a wonderful Beeple remix (and I’m sure so would he.)

By the way, the VJ clips and Cinema 4D source files work for everyone, but if you have a copy of Serato Video, you’ve got Beeple’s work ready-to-use right in the package; see below.

Beeple is the pseudonym for Mike Winkelmann, a graphic designer from the US, and his personal work that includes short films, live visuals, graphic design, music and drawings. Most of his current work focuses on ways to visualize music through video. His work has screened at onedotzero, Siggraph, Optronica, the Ann Arbor Film Festival, and many more. He has also released work on Flying Lotus’ Brainfeeder label.

For the Serato content:
serato.com/video

And more Creative Commons-licensed video clips (just a selection of some of the many, diverse clips he has for your manipulation – seriously, CDM readers, want to see what you can do with these to surprise us!):

And lots more:
https://vimeo.com/channels/beeple

  • Butthole Ideas 8000

    Here’s a great tip:  If you’ve ever downloaded a VJ clip you probably shouldn’t be a VJ.

    Copy/paste this to CDM for genre sample packs.

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      I hear you. But here’s Beeple, a guy who clearly is putting this stuff out for free because he thinks you *can* download his footage and do something original with it. So I take that as a challenge. You up to it? ;)

    • Vj.RaphiK

      And if u ever downloaded a Music Clip you probably shouldn´t be a DJ? OMG 
      By the way, i love if VJ´s do some own Stuff! :-D

    • VJ Zaiko

      Your argument is invalid… VJ clips are basic tools for any newbie VJ, try Vjing a whole night with your own stuff; after an hour, unless you are a master video producer who spends hours on it, your VJ set will be boring and dull. Clips like these work as inspiration and encourage any decent VJ to become better with time. It’s just like if Djs only played their productions…

  • Butthole Ideas 8000

    There needs to be a jerk decoy blog cause I really don’t like shitting on this one.

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      Ha! That could be amusing…

  • Edgarinsky

    It would be nice to post the password to unzip the Vj Clips!!! Thanks!

    • http://pkirn.com/ Peter Kirn

      There shouldn’t be a password. It’s possible your zip got corrupted?

  • Kobie van Rensburg

    Hmmm.. I also get asked for a password? Any other suggestions than a corruption of the download?

  • nussel

    more free VJ Clips on Vimeo, not that bad:
    vimeo.com/channels/freevjclips