UPDATE 8/7/2019: Our camp is full for this year. We are out of space and do not have any unused tickets. See you on the playa! Camp dues are currently $300, and there will be NO REFUNDS after August 1st. Camp members please get your truck space reserved soon. All videogasm camp members get a reduced rate on our truck: $8 a cubic foot or $40 per 27 gallon black and yellow bin. 

Body painters wanted! If you do body painting and are looking for a place to paint, then Videogasm is the place for you!

Have a short video or presentation you'd like to display at our Playa Theater. If you have something you'd like to show at our playa theater, contact us to make arrangements. We do occasionally show features as well. If you have and independently produced feature that you think would be appropiate for Burning Man drop us an email.

We're also looking for daytime interactivity. If you have any ideas for daytime activities (performance, demonstration, games, discussion, etc.) and are looking for a place to do them, Camp Videogasm could be the place for you! We offer our shade structures and a P.A. If you are in need of anything else, we will do our best to accommodate you. Please use the contact email below to discuss further.

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The 48 Hour Film Project: Black Rock City

Camp Videogasm will again be host to The Black Rock City edition of The 48 Hour Film Project. Were groups of burners write, shoot and edit films over a 48 hour period to be shown at a festival on Thursday night. We'll start with a retrospective of short films produced at Burning Man in previous years and then premiere the shorts that will be produced at this years Burning Man! Please email us for more info.

     
 
 
 

Live: Rocky Horror Picture Show - Friday, 11:59pm,

Videogasm will once again be presenting The 6 Minute Players in a live version of the Rocky Horror Picture Show. Bring a chair or blanket, pack an extra pair of fishnets and get ready to do the time warp again!

If you're interested in joining our cast or crew, please contact us!

 
 

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MAIN ACTIVITY

 

For more than 20 years Camp Videogasm has featured the Playa Theatre. Every night from dusk till dawn we will be showing a variety of shorts, parodies, music videos, experimental films, art films, cult films, Burning Man related videos and more.

 

SCHEDULED EVENTS

 

On weekday nights we'll be doing a variety of live game shows: Burner Family Feud, Burner Jeopardy, Match Game BM & Gong Show: BM Edition all with contestants from our audience.

 

Camp Videogasm will again be host to The Black Rock City edition of The 48 Hour Film Project. Where groups of burners write, shoot and edit films over a 48 hour period to be shown at a festival on Thursday night. We'll start with a retrospective of short films produced at Burning Man in previous years and then premiere the shorts that will be produced at this years Burning Man!

 

Our biggest event of the week is our Live Shadow Cast performance of "The Rocky Horror Picture Show." We have done this for more than ten years and usually fill our performance area to capacity. Susan Sarandon herself attended one of our shows in BRC and gave us her endorsement!

 

"Improv Cinema": A Mystery Science Theater style showing of a B movie science fiction film hosted by a stand up comic and featuring an open mic for audience members to provide their own commentary.

 

You Pick It Midnight Double Feature (Saturday after the burn.) We will be showing the top two vote getters in a poll of Black Rock City citizens who come by our camp to cast their vote.  

 

SCHEDULED ACTIVITIES

 

Body Painting every afternoon in our public shade structure. We will have artists on hand to do the painting for you, or if you'd rather do it yourself we will provide you with paints and brushes.

 

Pyrography… we teach people how to burn images into wood using nothing but magnifying glasses and the sun. 

 

Butterfly Wings making station. We will provide wire, material, colored felt, paint, glue  and some basic instructions. (Absolutely glitter free!)

 

Nightly Black Rock City Gossip Show, BMZ Extra! Come by and tell us your most scandalous BM gossip and you could end up on our big screens! 

 

Come cool off in our Misting Tent! Running daily from noon to 4pm

 

Daily Themed Happy Hour at our remodeled camp bar, Disco, New Wave/Goth, Rap, Metal/Punk, Boy Bands, more TBA

We will also be running an interactive motion tracking video art installation after dark on our screens that passers by can play with between scheduled events. There’s a camera which translates our visitors movements into coordinates which are then used to manipulate graphics projected on our large screens. Think trippy video games with no real goal. 

 

24/7 ACTIVITY

 

A giant version of the 70's tabletop game skittle bowling (regulation bowling pins and ball) 

 

A 12’ x 12’ ball pit filled with large (18” diameter) transparent very squishy balls. At night lit from below with multi colored LEDs. People can sit, lay and bounce on this unusual bedlike structure. 

 

Giant Desk Ball Pendulum (8' x 10' x 6' frame with five 2' diameter balls) The structure will be lit with multi colored LEDs and black lights. Come play with our balls!  

 

Large "Welcome to Burning Man" Old School Postcard background photo opportunity. Lit at night with black lights.

 

BLM future Burning Man land use restrictions suggestion box. We'll make a video with some of the best ones to be shown the following night.

 

Retro 80s video game tabletop machine with dozens of games and infinite credits.

 

Mannequin sculpture with an old school television as a head and a large glowing red button on it's chest, that when pressed plays one of 100 random short video clips. 

 

Lounge area with couches and bean bags.

 
 
 
 

Q: Why should I camp with you?

A: You live in the greater Philadelphia or Metro Detroit area, and need a way to get your stuff out to Black Rock City. You yourself are a Video Artist, or have an interest in video art. You have some strange, offensive, arty, fill in your own adjective here, video that you'd like to show ( DVD, Flash, Mpeg2, Mpeg4, Quicktime or Windows Media formats are acceptable). We are part of Snowflake Village a group of campers coming primarily from the snow belt of the eastern half of the United States, but we've had folks from all around the US, Canada, the UK, Germany, Italy, France, Eastern Europe, China and Japan camp with us throughout the years. Being part of an established village (Snowflake Village, est: 2000) gives us prime frontage on Burning Man's main drag. We've done this kind of thing before. We have lots of stuff that will make your stay in Black Rock City more enjoyable. See Below...

The Truck - A 24' panel truck, the foundation of the whole camp. It will serve as storage, as well as, our main video control center while on the playa.

Shade Structures / Playa Theater - We will be constructing a 20' x 30' structure covered with silver and mesh tarps as our main public shade structure / playa theatre. In addition to the main structure, we will have a 20' x 30' structure that will serve as an additional chill space, dinning area, and our camp kitchen.

Big Screen Video Projection - We have two 8' x 10' rear projection video screens facing the street for night time viewing of video "art".

PA/Sound/Lights -We have a large PA with four 2-way speakers on stands and 2 subs that will be used to supply sound for our large open air video screens. We're aslo bringing a smaller PA that will be used primarily for daytime activities requiring sound in the front public structure. We will have 2 or 3 hand held mics available if needed. As well as a spotlight on a 6' tower, and several LED pars to light preformances after dark.

Generator - We'll have a main generator (actually two 2000 watt generators running in tandum) for the sound, lights and video projectors which will run mainly at night, and a third 2000 watter which will run during the day to power the mister, a smaller daytime PA, and to charge batteries.

Camp Kitchen - There will be 20' x 30' camp kitchen / dining room / chill space equipped with a two burner propane stove, cast iron cookware, basic cooking utensils, coffee pot, sink (with water), prep area, and 4 large 120 quart coolers, available for use by all camp members. In addition to the Camp Kitchen, there will be a village wide Pot Luck Dinner. If possible, please try to prepare a dish that the whole village can enjoy. The *Village-wide* Annual Snowball Gala Reception (potluck) is Friday time TBA.

Enclosed Shower - There will be a private shower available for use by all of our camp members. We are also adding a grey water tank this year wich will do away with the evap pond and the associated mess.

 
 

Q: How much will it cost?

A: Camp dues will be $300 per person.  This includes use of the above items plus 2 gallons of water per day and ice for your cooler. We are planning to add one camp meal per day, a brunch details TBA. In the past people have taken it upon themselves to cook a meal (usually a dinner) for the camp. If anyone would be interested in doing this let me know. We'll be sure to round you up some help from your campmates.

NOTE: Transportation of cargo on the 24' panel truck in NOT INCLUDED! For more info see... www.videogasm.com/bigoletruck

 
 

Q: Who/where do I make payment to?

A: Please pay with PayPal

The account to make payment to is: videogasm@gmail.com

 
 

 

 
 

Important!  Please indicate with your payment what is being paid for (i.e.: camp dues) and who it is being paid for (for those of you paying as couples or groups.)  Also, include a note with your full name, mailing address, preferred phone number and e-mail address either in the PayPal message area or send an email to Early. You will receive an e-mail confirmation.