John Lennon Art & Design Building: Interactive Video Workshop – Liverpool

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    John Lennon Art & Design Building: Interactive Video Workshop – Liverpool


    Venue: John Lennon Art and Design Building
    Dates: 14/06/19
    Times: 09:30 - 16:30


    Tickets: £16.31
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    Want to make the moon follow you around on stage? Or mix music using coloured post-it notes? Generate live visuals through movement? Generate data from your webcam?

    This is a introductory workshop for anyone interesting in making live video camera systems for interaction (colour / motion tracking) and generative design without having to code.

    We’ll be using the software ISADORA – popular in theatre, performance and art installation. Isadora has some really simple camera tracking tools, meaning that even with something as basic as a webcam, you can develop pretty sophisticated systems. These can then be easily integrated with Isadora’s other tools such as projection mapping, video mixing, triggering sound, etc.

    Overview of the session:

    • Isadora interface
    • setting up webcams and other cameras
    • tracking movement
    • tracking position
    • tracking colour
    • calibration and scaling
    • creating own installation

    Requirements:

    You will need:

    • Laptop (pc / mac)
    • Install Isadora beforehand (demo version free) – https://troikatronix.com/
    • lunch

    We will provide:

    • Projectors
    • usb webcams

    I’ve tried to keep the ticket price down as low as can be to make sure that it’s accessible. Thanks to Liverpool Screen School and Liverpool School of Art and Design at LJMU and Arts Council England for helping to make this happen.

    This workshop is part of PORTALS – an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grants funded project – touring my sci-fi interactive projection mapping installation round the NW.

    http://portfolio.smeech.co.uk/portals/