Today we are celebrating School of Scratch Student Ouille Deloup from Switzerland, who has recently completed the 100 Days of Scratching challenge! ??❤️
Here is Ouille’s 100th day post:
Huge congrats Ouille!
I asked Ouille some questions to help those of you who are considering doing the 100 Days of Scratching Project.
Welcome Ouille! Can you give us some background on your interest in music, DJing and scratching?
I discoverd hip-hop when I was 13 years old, in the end of the 90’s. A few years later I bought turntables and a mixer, to learn djing, but lost motivation because I was living in a small town and had nobody to teach me and no youtube tutorials at that time… But everytime I sold my equipement, I bought some again a few years later, because I really liked scratching, even if I was not really able to ?. I really started to learn scratching with Studio Scratches tutorials on YouTube and then with School of Scratch.
What made you decide to undertake the 100 day challenge?
I was back to scratching for a few weeks after a few years pause due to health problems, when I saw that the April edition will begin I thought it will be a good way to put me back into scratching seriously so I decided to do it.
What was your approach?
I just tried to show up every day, even when I was not in really good shape, and mostly just freestylin’ or doing what I wanted to do, the most important thing was to have fun.
What is your recording and posting workflow like?
The first days were a bit messy, but then I found a little stand for my phone and made an audio adapter for direct audio, after that it was much easier.
I usually record my daily video when coming back from work. Installing my phone, choosing a record and a beat and play for a few minutes, then start recording. No editing, usually one shot, sometimes 2 or 3.
What are your top tools / apps / software / equipment to capture and edit?
Nothing fancy, just open camera app for Android because the original camera app doesn’t support direct audio, and like I said a cheap phone stand and homemade audio adapter.
What did you learn?
I learned to use Instagram ? and to have enough self-confidence to show my scratching to other people, cause it was really hard for me (still now but better than before my 100 days challenge.)
What helped you on your way?
Likes and comments have been a good source of motivation, and following other guys/girls participating to the project too.
What didn’t work?
To be as good with camera on than off ?
What was the most challenging part and how did you deal with that?
Deal with my health problems, sometimes I felt so bad and tired when coming back from work that it was a real challenge to record my daily video. But I was always happy after doing it!
What are your top tips for anyone who wants to undertake this challenge?
Don’t try to be perfect, have some fun and do it for yourself.
If you were to do this challenge again, what, if anything would you do differently?
I don’t know, maybe 100 days of portablism scratch. Or finding a new challenge for each day, it could be interesting but will definitely be more work.
You are a School of Scratch student. What has your school and learning experience been like?
Yes, I think I was there almost at the beginning of the School, and that’s when I really start to improve my scratching, I tried for a long time before that but never made some real progress….
The School really gave me a good motivation and the best tools to level up!
Do you have any wisdom on learning that you can share with our students?
Don’t try to go too fast, better get some strong basics.
What is next for you?
For me scratching is more like a kind of meditation, so more a personal thing, but I will continue to post videos on Instagram and share with other people because with the 100 days challenge I discovered that I like that too.
Where can we find you online?
Is there anything else you want to add?
Please excuse my english ?
That’s a wrap!
Thanks Ouille! A great achievement especially with some challenges! thank you for showing up and continuing to post and create!
Thank you for being part of our Supa Scratch Crew. Looking forward to seeing your continued progress through out the next 100 days on Instagram and inside our School.
About 100 Days of Scratching
100 Days of Scratching is a project I started and completed (see here) and have been encouraging my students to do the same – as a way to get in the habit of daily practice, documenting progress and connecting with others.
Ouille joins fellow School of Scratch Students aka the Supa Scratch Crew: D Supreme, Robert, Jenny Pocket, Eric Spindler, Roli Rho, Andrei, Jaden, Molino, Jamie, Jerry, Alina, Toby, Jay Rakim, Vanessa, Julian, Crystal, Smallimus, Allexia, Thomas, Ashley, Adam, Erick, Magnus, Roly G and Denise who have all completed the 100 Days of Scratching project. What an amazing crew of creators!
Wanna take part in the 100 Days of Scratching Project?
You can take part in the 100 Days of Scratching project and join our group of supportive DJs here:
Join the 100 Days of Scratching Challenge
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Happy Scratching! 😀
– Emma Short-E