4D Creation and Its Implications

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4D Creation and Its Implications

Special guest: Caroline Monnet

February 18, 19, 25, 26, 2017, 12 pm–6 pm

January 25 – February 16

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 lab@oboro.net.
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.

Workshop Cancellation
OBORO reserves the right to cancel workshops at any time and without advance notice. In this case, registration fees are completely refunded.

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Aaron Pollard

Aaron Pollard is a multidisciplinary artist from Montreal who has been producing and presenting video art and multimedia performances since the early 1990s. His works have been shown in Canada and abroad. He studied at the Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Concordia University, where he completed an MFA. He is the co-founder of 2boys.tv as well as researcher and head of OBORO's multimedia sector.

Allison Moore

Native to Victoria, British-Colombia, Allison Moore studied interdisciplinary art and video at Concordia University where she received in 2005 a Bachelor’s degree with honours in Fine Arts. Active in the artistic community in Canada and abroad for the past ten years, she has participated in numerous exhibitions, residencies, workshops and events. Her work explores in a playful and systemic manner the fascinating universe of the dematerialization and the decontextualization of the image and the body as much on a conceptual level than on a technological one.

Caroline Monnet

Caroline Monnet is a multidisciplinary artist from Outaouais, currently based in Montreal. She studied in both Sociology and Communication at the University of Ottawa (Canada) and the University of Granada (Spain) before pursuing a career in visual arts and films. Monnet is an alumnus of the Berlinale Talent Campus and TIFF Talent Lab 2016. Her films have been shown at numerous festivals around the world, including TIFF, Sundance, and Les Rencontres internationales.