Next course: 12 June 2021 to 13 June 2021
Weekend, 10am-5pm (Intermediate course)
Cost: £160 full price, £144 (early booking discount until 28th May), £125 concessions
Projection Mapping – mapping, Fluid, and GarageCube LED – Breaking free from the 4:3! As a performing VJ you’ve probably started with a projector, laptop, controller and your artistry, your individual style and content. Breaking free from the rectangular confines of the standard projected image can push your shows (in some cases) into a third dimension. Max. 7 paricipants.
You will get hands-on experience with theLABVisuals 3D projection mapping kit, explore projection in 3D spaces and experiment with LED pixel mapping utilising GarageCube’s LED batons.
Who is Projection Mapping – mapping, Fluid, and GarageCube LED aimed at?
Intermediate Course – An understanding of visuals and VJ performance is essential. You should have taken Creative VJ at Film Oxford, or have had simliar training and experience. Learners on this course should have a good understanding of VJ related software, and will have the opportunity to push their understanding outside of the boundaries of a projected image, experimenting and performing on differing environments utilising differing technologies.
Wikipedia on projection mapping – “Projection mapping is a projection technique used to turn objects, often irregularly shaped, into a display surface for video projection. These objects may be complex industrial landscapes, such as buildings, small indoor objects or theatrical stages.”.
Projection Mapping – mapping, Fluid, and GarageCube LED is a two-day intensive course is led by Tony Coleman & Michelle Ferguson (theLABVisuals), a duo based in Leicester UK. Introducing the skills involved with mapping, Michelle & Tony will clarify their process of working with VJ-specific hardware and software to create immersive environments, and use it in a creative and engaging way.
Throughout the two days, learners are encouraged to document their own experience through photographs and video capture.
Software used many thanks to MadMapper. Completion of the course entitles participant to the educational discount for MadMapper at the garageCube shop (100 euros off).
Tony first caught the visuals bug with the beginning of the Commodore 64 demo scene, hanging out with the prolific demo scene creators Ian & Mic in Basildon in the 1980’s and feel in love with electronic music throughout the same period. Utilising a Commodore Amiga he created his own software and produced VHS video cassettes to mix at a local nightclub and decided he wouldn’t pay to get into another venue again.
Michelle has been a creative writer and performer for over a decade. Producing her own projection mapped theatre as well as performing live at many events throughout.
Together they perform at many cross-genre events and pride themselves on their hands-on approach to playback.
Further Credits include The Brickworks, Detonate, Detonate Festival, Shambala Festival, Green Meadows Festival, Toxic Orange, Secret Garden Party, El Dorado Festival, London Warehouse Events, Spectrum, Next Door, Global Gathering UK, We Are FSTVL, Glastonbury Festival, Shangri-La, Ministry of Sound, Eclectricity, Drop Beats Not Bombs, Firefly to name but a few.
Projection Mapping – mapping, Fluid, and GarageCube LED workshop course outline
- Discuss with learners on what they aim to achieve with this course.
- Challenge learners on their understanding of visual performance.
- Explanation of goals through weekend (Projector overview / Projection of architecture / LED mapping and ARTNET / SACN).
- Introducing Projectors.
- A brief history of projection.
- An introduction to low end projectors (4:3).
- Lens options and throw distances.
- Introducing Fluid.
- Origins of materials.
- Assembly of materials (build / foamex / LED).
- Positioning of build.
- Introducing MadMapper.
- Managing Surfaces.
- Managing MadLight.
- Managing Outputs.
- Managing Modules.
- Manage Master Settings.
- Generators and Materials.
- Exploration of multiple materials.
- Duplication of materials.
- Exploring the Cue stack system for automated content switching.
- Utilising materials and generators.
- Utilising video content.
- Projection in Film Oxford space.
- Indoors – Projection into a corner of the delivery space.
- Outdoors – Projection onto a physical building (weather permitting).
- Fluid projection mapping build.
- Flat wall assembly.
- 3D object assembly and map.
- Fluid LED baton builds (MadLight + GarageCube LED bars).
- Flat wall assembly.
- 3D object assembly and map.
- Participants to record their own builds and performances throughout the two days.
Early booking discount & concessions
Book early to get 10% reduction on the full price course fee. See the date at top right of this page (usually two weeks before the course start date, but may vary).
Students, NHS workers and people on some means-tested benefits are eligible to claim the concessionary rate. Evidence is required, such as student card, NHS staff card or benefit letter.
Means tested benefits: JSA, Income Support; Working Tax Credit (not child tax credit); Council Tax Benefit (not student/single person/reduction due to disability); Housing Benefit; Pension Credit (guarantee); Unwaged Dependent of these benefits & Universal Credit.
All Film Oxford Courses are subsidised by Oxfordshire Adult Learning
Covid-19: Safety is our number 1 priority. This course will follow social distancing rules, each person will stay 2 meters apart. Each learner will have a cleaned computer and individual desk just for them for the weekend. Learners will be expected to bring masks (or be provided with a disposable one). Hand sanitiser and gloves will also be available