This workshop interrogates our perception of dimensions through the optical illusion of video mapping and through digital and analog visual effects (image compositing and stagecraft). The course is designed for visually oriented professional artists interested expanding their media arts practice and who wish to experiment with recording and presentation techniques applied to small and medium-scale video installation projects.
Participants will be introduced to particular methods, equipment and software including the following: a production studio environment, the Sony a7s II camera, Adobe Premiere, After Effects, Modul8, Mad Mapper, video projectors and projection surfaces. Priority will be placed on offering a space for discussion, experimentation and creation, with the goal of encouraging a meaningful discourse concerning the significance of light moving over objects, the history of illusion and the life-cycle of materials.
This intensive consists of 4 sessions of 6 hours, each including a presentation of artworks using video projection followed by guided access to production and presentation tools. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with and even modify installation prototypes offered during the workshop.
Please note that the content of the workshop may be revised to suit the needs of the participants. This workshop is offered primarily in French, by bilingual instructors.
Day 1, February 18: Introduction to key concepts, presentation of artworks (Aaron Pollard) followed by a practical introduction to presentation tools.
Day 2, February 19: Presentation of artworks (Allison Moore) followed by a practical introduction to video recording tools and the production studio environment.
Day 3, February 25: Presentation of artworks (Caroline Monnet) followed by an introduction to editing and compositing tools.
Day 4, February 26: Guided access to presentation tools followed by final demonstrations of in-progress experiments undertaken by the participants.
Techniques to be discussed and explored
- Video production with the SONY a7s II camera.
- Planning and flexible workflow tips allowing for intuition and play.
- Transcoding video for editing and compositing.
- Devising post production environments for installations.
- Transcoding video for display purposes.
- Configuring projectors.
- Devising projection surfaces.
- In situ projection and mapping (software and hardware).
- Be a professional artist with some video experience;
- Previous experience using video cameras;
- Aptitude and previous experience with computers and software, particularly non-linear editing and composition software such as Premiere, Photoshop and/or After Effects;
- Some previous experience handling projectors and monitors;
- Be a self-employed worker or a salaried employee in an enterprise not subject to 1 % Training Investment*;
- Attend every workshop session.
*Any enterprise whose total payroll is $1.000.000 or more is subject to 1% Training Investment. (Emploi-Québec Program)
Number of participants: maximum 10
Registration period: Monday to Thursday, until February 16
Call or email the New Media Lab: 514-844-3250, ext. 230 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cost: $125 (taxes included)
Schedule: February 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017, noon–6 pm
Reservation / Payment
Reservations can be done by phone or email. Full payment must be made for reservations to be valid. You can pay by credit card (Visa or MasterCard), cheque or in cash. Registration to a workshop is not transferable.
Cancellation / Refund
OBORO does not refund registration fees except in case of illness (with a medical note) or of absolute necessity. In such cases, registration fees are transferable to another workshop or service offered by the New Media Lab.
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.