Sophie Bellissent QTVR Workshop
QuickTime VR is an environment for the creation and viewing of virtual panoramic objects and scenes. The user interacts via 360- degree navigation, with the use of computer peripherals (mouse, tablet, track pad). With QTVR authoring software, various 2D sources such as photos and video as well as 3D images are “stitched” together to create VR panoramas and objects.
The workshop includes project planning, work methods, QTVR lexicon, viewing and discussion of QTVR works, introduction to photo and video interfaces, production of VR panoramas, objects and scenes, notions of interactivity and hyperlinks, integration of sound and QT video, compression, project management and presentation of personal projects created during the workshop.
The main software explored includes QuickTime Authoring Studio and VR Works, with an overview of SoundsaVR, Deliverator, MapsaVR and NodeMedia. It is recommended to have basic photo and video knowledge as well as familiarity with Photoshop and Mac OS 9.2.2.
Each person receives 20 hours of theoretical training and 20 hours of practical training. Each participant also has free access to equipment for 20 hours. This workshop is offered with the assistance of Emploi Québec.
Sophie Bellissent has completed studies in anthropology and photography. She has exhibited in Québec, Canada and France. She has worked developing artistic and technical projects with artist-run centres since 1986. She gives computer-based editing workshops at Groupe Intervention Vidéo. Sophie is currently putting together an electronic editing house with artist and professor Gisèle Trudel.