The Grad Lab offers workshops on a variety of subjects. The Workshops listed here are open to all MICA graduate students. All graduate students are encouraged to attend as it never hurts to learn something new and some checkout equipment is restricted to those students who have attended a workshop on it's proper operation and handling. These Workshops are meant to serve as both an introduction to various topics as well as a survey of the tools, equipment and workflow the Lab has in place. Workshops are held in the Grad Lab on Thursday night from 7:30pm to 10:30pm unless otherwise noted.



If there is a subject you or your program might be interested in, please send us an email through our Contact page. You can also view past Grad Lab workshops here to help give you an idea of some of the topics that have been covered in the past.


Spring 2018 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

Workshops will be held Thursdays 7:30 – 10:30pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted.

Jan 25th 2018 Tech For Exhibitions So you spent weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? This workshop will cover some important aspects of displaying media/multi-media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what types of equipment are available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized. Patrick Hunt
Feb 1st  2018 Sound Editing

This workshop will cover the basic terms, tools and workflow for using Digital Audio Workstations (DAWs) to assemble and edit dispirit audio snippets into a finished project. Additionally, the workshop will cover audio for video workflows and give a brief introduction to Pro Tools.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 8th 2018 Intro To VR The Grad lab VR Workshop will introduce students to the VR Hardware that the Grad Lab has to offer. This will include discussing the available computer platforms that can support our VR hardware and additionally how to setup and use the Lab’s equipment. We will also examine some popular workflows for creating VR Content and consider how to implement them in the Lab. Patrick Hunt
Feb 15th 2018 URSA Mini
The URSA Mini is Black Magic’s newest video camera designed to shoot UHD, HD and 4K footage in a number of formats including RAW. The URSA Mini is built to handle the ergonomics of ENG shooting as well as single person Run-And-Gun use. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA MIni and discuss some of the particulars to both the camera and the workflow it's footage requires.
**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's URSA Kits you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Feb 22nd  2018 Film Scanning This workshop will cover the basics of scanning film using Vuescan and the scanners available in the Grad Lab. If you are interested in using the Lab’s scanners to digitize film but don’t know where to start or if you have had trouble scanning film in the past this workshop is for you. Sara Hill