Past Workshops

Spring 2019 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

 

 

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 31st  2019 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 7th  2019 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 14th 2019 VR Content Creation Getting started with VR/AR/XR content creation can be difficult and one of the first hurdels is getting familiar with the gaming engine, plugins and workflows used. This workshop will introduce you to the programs and workflows the Grad Lab has in place to support VR/AR/XR content creation. Mollye Bendell
Feb 21st 2019 Steadicam

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Steadicam Kit you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Feb 28th  2019 Intro To 3D Modeling Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab. Mollye Bendell
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

 

Fall 2018 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

 

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

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR

Aug. 30th 2018

Intro To Digital Printing

 

 

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

 

Patrick Hunt 

Sept. 6th 2018

Lighting

 

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Sept. 13th 2018

Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's HD, UHD, and 4K video cameras you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Sept. 20th 2018

Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, this workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt

Sept. 27th 2018

Shoot your work 

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Oct. 4th 2018

Scanning Film

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

Oct. 11th 2018

Video Editing

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

Patrick Hunt

Oct. 25th 2017

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

Nov. 1st 2018

Cinematic Shooting

This workshop will introduce students to the cameras and accessories the Grad Lab has to support cinematic shooting. We will cover 5D cinema accessories the URSA and URSA Mini. The URSA is built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use through multiple “workstations” that are built into it’s design which enable every part of the crew to utilize different camera features. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA 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

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Nov. 8th 2018

Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt

Rescheduled for Nov. 29th 2018

Basic Electronics

 

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

 

Patrick Hunt

Recheduled for Dec. 6th 2018

Physical Interface

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

Patrick Hunt

Resheduled for next semester

Steadicam

 

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Steadicam Kit you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

 

 

Spring 2018 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

 

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
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
 

 

 

 
 

 

 

Fall 2017 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

 

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Aug. 31st 2017

Intro To Digital Printing

 

 

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

 

Patrick Hunt 

Sept. 7th 2017

Studio Lighting

 

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop

TBA

Sept. 14th 2017 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's HD, UHD, and 4K video cameras you must attend this workshop

TBA
Sept. 21st 2017 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, this workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Sept. 28th 2017 Shoot your work (Rescheduled)

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop

TBA
Oct. 5th 2017 Video Editing

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

TBA

Oct. 12th 2017 Shoot your work 

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 26th 2017 DSLR Cinema Kits

Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Nov. 2nd 2017 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 9th 2017 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 16th 2017 Physical Interface

 

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

 

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 30th 2017 URSA

The URSA is Black Magic’s flag ship video camera designed to shoot UHD, HD and 4K(almost) footage in a number of formats including RAW. The URSA is built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use through multiple “workstations” that are built into it’s design which enable every part of the crew to utilize different camera features. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA 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

Dec. 7th 2017 Steadicam  

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Steadicam Kit you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2017 Schedule

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 26th 2017 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 2nd 2017 Intro To 3D Modeling

Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.

Erinn Hagerty
Feb 9th 2017 Scanning Film

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.

Heather Braxton
Feb 16th 2017 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of a projection mapping software called Mad Mapper.

TBA

Feb 23rd 2017 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
   

 

 

 

 

 

 
 

 

Fall 2016 Grad Lab Workshop Schedule

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 1st 2016

Intro To Digital Printing

 

 

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

 

Patrick Hunt 

Sept. 8th 2016

Studio Lighting

 

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop

TBA

Sept. 15th 2016 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's HD, UHD, and 4K video cameras you must attend this workshop

TBA
Sept. 22nd 2016 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, this workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Sept. 29th 2016 Shoot your work

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop

TBA
Oct. 6th 2016 Video Editing

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

TBA

Oct. 13th 2016 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
Oct. 27th 2016 DSLR Cinema Kits

Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt

Nov. 3rd 2016 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 10th 2016 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 17th 2016 Physical Interface

 

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

 

Patrick Hunt
Dec. 1st 2015 URSA

The URSA is Black Magic’s flag ship video camera designed to shoot UHD, HD and 4K(almost) footage in a number of formats including RAW. The URSA is built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use through multiple “workstations” that are built into it’s design which enable every part of the crew to utilize different camera features. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA 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

Dec. 8th 2016 Steadicam  

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Steadicam Kit you must attend this workshop

Patrick Hunt
 

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2016 Schedule

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
June 24th 2015 From 1:30pm to 4:30pm Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Patrick Hunt
July 1st 2015 From 1:30pm to 4:30pm Intro To 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.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Patrick Hunt
 

 

 

 

 

Spring 2016 Schedule

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

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 28th 2016 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 4th 2016 Restricted Roles

In case you missed the first round of Grad Lab workshops that are required to checkout some equipment here is your chance to get access to the Restricted Roles. Roles covered will include Strobes, Panasonic HD, Medium Format SLRs, LED lights, URSA and Z7Us.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 11th 2016 Sound For Video

This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, this workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks to use when recording sound for video.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 18th 2016 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of a projection mapping software called Mad Mapper.

James Rouvelle

Feb 25th 2016 Intro To Avid

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Avid video editing platform. As you may know the Grad Lab recently acquired several seats of the Avid Media Composer software bundle the industry standard Non-Linear Editing (NLE) System for film and video. This workshop will introduce you to the features, tools and workflow that the Avid platform has to offer.

Joshua Land
   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2015 Schedule

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 3rd 2015

Intro To Digital Printing

 

 

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

 

Patrick Hunt 

Sept. 10th 2015

Studio Lighting

 

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop

John McNeil

Sept. 17th 2015 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's HD, UHD, and 4K video cameras you must attend this workshop

Duncan Hill
Sept. 24th 2015 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, this workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 1st 2015 Shoot your work

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's medium format cameras you must attend this workshop

John McNeil
Oct. 8th 2015 Video Editing

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

Duncan Hill

Oct. 15th 2015 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
Oct. 29th 2015 Steadicam

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

Patrick Hunt

Nov. 5th 2015 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 12th 2015 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 19th 2015 Physical Interface

 

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

 

Patrick Hunt
Dec. 3rd 2015 Scanning Film

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.

John McNeil

Dec. 10th 2015 DSLR Cinema Kits  

Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

 

Duncan Hill
 

 

Summer 2015 Schedule

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
June 26th 2015 From 1pm to 4pm Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 1pm to 4pm

Patrick Hunt
July 1st 2015 From 2pm to 5pm Intro To Sound

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks as well as a portion of the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 2pm to 5pm

Patrick Hunt
 

 

Spring 2015 Schedule

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

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 22nd 2015 Restricted Roles

In case you missed the first round of Grad Lab workshops that are required to checkout some equipment here is your chance to get access to the Restricted Roles. Roles covered will include Strobes, Panasonic HD, Medium Format SLRs, LED lights and Z7Us.

Patrick Hunt
Jan 29th 2015 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 equipment is available to you from exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.
Patrick Hunt
Feb 5th 2015 URSA

The URSA is Black Magic’s flag ship video camera designed to shoot UHD, HD and 4K(almost) footage in a number of formats including RAW. The URSA is built to handle the ergonomics of large film crews as well as single person use through multiple “workstations” that are built into it’s design which enable every part of the crew to utilize different camera features. This workshop will introduce you to the URSA and discuss some of the particulars to both the camera and the workflow it's footage requires.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 12th 2015 Processing II

This workshop will cover some of the more advanced features of Processing as well as some higher level object oriented programming concepts.

 

*** It is highly recommended that you have attended the first Processing workshop and or have good object orientated programming skills or expeirancing with Processing.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 19th 2015 Steadicam

When removed from a tripod, a camera traditionally has to be wheeled about on a dolly because a hand-held camera gives a shaky 'wedding photography' look that is unlike how we perceive the world. The idea behind Steadicam is to produce smoother shots by decoupling the camera from the operator’s body. This workshop will introduce you to the Steadicam Zephyr by demonstrating the correct usage and balancing of the Vest, Arm and Sled.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 26th 2015 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will introduce you to the basics of a projection mapping software called Mad Mapper.

James Rouvelle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall 2014 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 11th 2014

Studio Lighting

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop

John McNeil

Sept. 18th 2014

Intro To Digital Printing

 

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

Patrick Hunt

Sept. 25th 2014 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Pro grade HD video cameras you must attend this workshop

Duncan Hill
Oct. 2nd 2014 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, the workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 9th 2014 Shoot your work

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

John McNeil
Oct. 16thth 2014 Video Editing

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

Duncan Hill

Oct. 23rd 2014 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
Oct. 30th 2014 Intro To 3D Modeling

Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.

Matt Fishel

Nov. 6th 2014 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 13th 2014 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Nov. 20th 2014 Physical Interface

 

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

 

Patrick Hunt
Dec. 4th 2011 Scanning Film

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.

John McNeil

Dec. 11th 2014 5D Cinema Kit  

Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

 

Patrick Hunt
 

 

 

Summer 2014 Schedule

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

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
June 28th 2014 Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the Lab's large format printers. We will cover important details surrounding file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the Print Lab.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 1pm to 4pm

Patrick Hunt
July 16th 2014 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 equipment is available to you from exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.

** Please note this workshop will be held from 1:30pm to 4:30pm

Patrick Hunt

 

Spring 2014 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR

Jan. 30th 2014

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 equipment is available to you from exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.

Patrick Hunt
Feb. 6th 2014

Processing II

This workshop will cover some of the more advanced features of Processing as well as some higher level object oriented programming concepts. This workshop will build on the topics covered in the Processing I workshop so it is recommended that you have attended or have a sound working knowledge of Object Oriented Programming basics. Topics covered in this workshop will include object and class construction and usage as well as library integration.

*** It is highly recommended that you have attended the first Processing workshop and or have good object orientated programming skills or expeirancing with Processing.

Patrick Hunt
Feb. 13th 2014 5D Cinema Kit

Over the past few years, DSLR’s have become increasingly popular for shooting video. While a camera like the 5D can shoot decent video on its own there are a number of accessories that help elevate the quality and function of a DSLR to shoot video. This workshop will introduce students to Grad Lab’s 5D Cinema accessories and also cover some of the basic knowledge needed to successfully shoot video on DSLRs.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's 5D Cimena Kits you must attend this workshop

TBA
Feb. 20th 2014 Video Workflow

Anyone who has worked with video knows that it can be a deceptively complex medium. Some times it seems like no matter how carful you are some where between shooting and editing your footage you loose quality or introduce pesky glitches. This workshop will cover some of the more technical and esoteric aspects of working with video such as Codecs, file formats, workflows and delivery media that will help you overcome these issues.

Chris Harring
Feb. 27th 2014 Intro to Avid

This workshop will serve as an introduction to the Avid video editing platform. As you may know the Grad Lab recently acquired several seats of the Avid Media Composer software bundle the industry standard Non-Linear Editing (NLE) System for film and video. This workshop will introduce you to the features, tools and workflow that the Avid platform has to offer.

Jon Bevers

 

 

 

Fall 2013 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR

Sept. 5th 2013

Intro To Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will explore the basic concepts and data structures used to create a digital image. As well as, introduce students to color management, soft proofing, and most importantly how to get the most out using the Print Lab.

Patrick Hunt
Sept. 12th 2013

Studio Lighting

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop
John McNeil
Sept. 19th 2013 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Pro grade HD video cameras you must attend this workshop

Duncan Hill
Setp 26th 2013 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, the workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 3rd 2013 Shoot Your Work

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

John Mcneil
Oct. 10th 2013 Intro To 3D Modeling

Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.

Matt Fishel

Oct. 17th 2013 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Oct 24th 2013 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the Physical Interface Workshop

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 31st 2013 Physical Interface

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

Patrick Hunt
Nov.7th 2013 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

Nov. 14th 2013

Video Editing 

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

 

John Bevers

 

 

Spring 2013 Schedule

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

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 31st 2013 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 equipment is available to you from exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 7th 2013 Restricted Roles

In case you missed the first round of Grad Lab workshops that are required to checkout some equipment here is your chance to get access to the Restricted Roles. Roles covered will include Strobes, Panasonic HD, Medium Format SLRs, LED lights and Z7Us.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 14th 2013 Special Effects
 
The Special Effects workshop will demonstrate to students the power of Adobe After Effects and how to integrate it with other programs, including Photoshop. Studetns will explore the concepts of keying, mattes, masks, cloning stamps, alpha channels, color correction, animation and rotoscoping.
Jon Bevers
Feb 21st 2013 Intro to Web Design

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of prducing web portfolios and web pages. Some topics covered will include picking an ISP, deciding on a CMS and other web basics.

Nancy Daly
Feb 28th 2013 Processing II

This workshop will cover some of the more advanced features of Processing as well as some higher level object oriented programming concepts.

 

*** It is highly recommended that you have attended the first Processing workshop and or have good object orientated programming skills or expeirancing with Processing.

Patrick Hunt
March 7th 2013 3D Modeling II

Description comming soon!

Steve Meneely

March 14th 2013

Documentation Room

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork using the Grad Lab's Documentation Room. This workshop will focus on developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike. Bring a small art work and have it documented during the workshop!

Will Knipscher
       

 

 

Fall 2012 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR

Sept. 13th 2012

Intro To Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will explore the basic concepts and data structures used to create a digital image. As well as, introduce students to color management, soft proofing, and most importantly how to get the most out using the Print Lab.

Patrick Hunt
Sept. 20th 2012

Studio Lighting

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**If you would like to checkout Strobe or LED kits you must attend this workshop
John McNeil
Sept. 27th 2012 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of SD vs. HD video cameras and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Pro grade HD video cameras you must attend this workshop

TBA
Oct. 4th 2012 Sound Capture

When working with sound half the battle is starting with a good recording. This workshop will introduce students to the wide variety of microphones, accessories and recording devices available for field recording through the Grad Lab Checkout. Additionally, the workshop will cover some basic recording techniques, concepts and benchmarks.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 11th 2012 Shoot Your Work

So you make good work but every time you try to document it the resulting image does not do your piece justice. Well, this workshop will cover the basic concepts and techniques needed to make professional photographs of your 2D and 3D artwork. This workshop will focus developing an approach to documenting work that can be applied with DSLRs and film cameras alike.

John Mcneil
Oct. 18th 2012 Intro To 3D Modeling

Ever been interested in learning a 3D modeling program but don’t know where to start or which program to use? This workshop will help answer: How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do the animations look? Come to the workshop for a basic over view of the 3D modeling process and the 3D modeling programs available at the Grad Lab.

Steve Meneely

Oct. 25th 2012 Intro to Processing

Ever been interested in learning an object oriented programming language? Created for artists, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

TBA
Nov. 1st 2012 Basic Electronics

This workshop will provide a short introduction to basic electrical components and how they can be assembled to create complex circuits. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

TBA
Nov. 8th 2012 Physical Interface

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

*** It is highly recommended that you attend both the processing and electronics workshops before attending the this one

TBA
Nov.15th 2012 Video Editing 

So you shot some video but now you need to make it into a cohesive project? The Video editing workshop will intro duce students to the concepts, terms, and workflow associated with using non-linear video editing software to create a finished video project.

John Bevers
Nov. 29th 2012

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

Summer 2012 Schedule

Workshops will be held Saturday from 9am - 12pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted. 

 

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
June 23rd 2012 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 display media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what equipment is available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized. Patrick Hunt
June 30th 2012 Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the lab's two large format printers. We will cover the important details in file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the lab.

TBA

 

 

 

Spring 2012 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Jan 19th 2012 Max  

Max is a visually based modular programming language that lets users connect objects through a flow chart like GUI. Because it is highly visual in nature and provides many pre-built functions, artists and performers use Max extensively. If you are interested in computer programming but hate how math and syntax heavy most object oriented programming languages are Max might be for you..

David Crandall
Jan 26th 2012 Restricted Roles 

In case you missed the first round of Grad Lab workshops that are required to checkout some equipment here is your chance to get the Restricted Roles. Roles covered will include Strobe set, Panasonic HD, Medium Format, and Z7U.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 2nd 2012 Scanning Film

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.

John McNeil 
Feb 9th 2012 Lighting for Video

Good lighting can make low-resolution video look like film. This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking video in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

Chris Harring
Feb 16th 2012 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 display media based work in exhibitions. The workshop will cover what equipment is available to you for exhibitions, and how it is best utilized.

Patrick Hunt
Feb 23rd 2012 Projection Mapping

Ever wonder how to get more than one video playing back over the same projector? How about syncing multiple projectors together? Or masking a projection so that images are only cast into certain surfaces within the projectors throw. Well you are in luck! This workshop will cover a number of different approaches to Projector Mapping in software.

Travis Masingale

March 1st 2012

Video Editing in Adobe Premiere

Have you used Final Cut Pro X yet? If you have you maybe wondering what alternative video editing software is available. Well one option is Adobe Premiere. This workshop will introduce you to video editing in the Adobe Premiere environment.

Robby Rackleff
       

 

 

Fall 2011 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC  DESCRIPTION INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 1st 2011 Intro To Digital Printing

There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the lab's two large format printers. We will cover the important details in file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the lab.

John McNeil
Sept. 8th 2011 What is HD? 

Many manufactures only make HD equipment now. We will take a look at the details of this new media format, cover the details of using the labs HD equipment and cover the complications of using this memory intensive video.

**If you would like to checkout the Grad Lab's Pro grade HD video cameras you must attend this workshop

Chris Harring
Sept. 15th 2011 Studio Lighting

This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking images in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help.

**Stay for the second half to learn how to use the Mamyia!!  
**If you would like to checkout the Mamyia or the Strobe kit you must attend this workshop

John McNeil 
Sept. 22nd 2011 Video Capture

From Mini DV to HD come take a look at the different cameras available for checkout and learn how they differ from one another. This workshop will cover the basics of shooting video and introduce students to the different formats and cameras available for use through the Grad Lab.

Chris Harring
Sept. 29th 2011 Sound Capture

Whether creating sound or video work high quality audio is essential to a good result. We will look at the variety of microphones available for checkout, the various devices for capturing sound and how to put it all together.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 6th 2011 Video Editing

Covering the basics of Final Cut Pro software. We will look at logging, capturing and editing video in Final Cut. This is an introductory level workshop intended for those just getting started shooting and editing video.

Lloyd Lowe

Oct. 13th 2011 Sound Editing

This workshop will cover the basics of using Pro Tools to edit sound. This workshop will help you figure out what do to once you have captured your sound. The workshop will cover the basics of sound editing, modifying and filtering. We will also quickly look at workflow for sound from video and basics of sound file formats.

Patrick Hunt
Oct. 20th 2011 Shoot your work

This workshop will cover constant light sources and professional studio flash equipment. With emphasis on photographing 2D and 3D art work. The workshop will also cover the use off slide film and digital cameras in the studio environment. Feel free to bring some of your work with you to be photographed during the workshop.  No large works and one work per person.

Lloyd Lowe
Oct. 27th 2011 Basic Electronics

This workshop will be a short introduction to using electronics in art. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our Physical Interface workshop. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.

TBA
Nov. 3rd 2011 Maya 3D Modeling  

This workshop will cover the basics of Maya. Maya is one of the premier 3D modeling software programs available and the Grad Lab just happens to have a copy available for you to use. How hard is it to use? What can I use it for? How cool do its animations look? Come to the workshop to have these questions and more answered fist hand.

Matthew Fishel
Nov. 10th 2011 Physical Interface

 

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

 

TBA
Nov. 17th 2011 Intro to Processing

movies or graphics? Want to learn to make simple computer games? Created for artist, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

Travis Masingale
Dec. 1st 2011 Basic Web Development  

This workshop will introduce students to the basics of producing web portfolios and web pages. Including picking an ISP, deciding what CMS to use and some other Web Basics.

Travis Masingale
Dec. 8th 2011 After Effects

This workshop will introduce students to Adobe's 2D animation software AfterEffects, often described as the "Photoshop of video." We will learn how to use this software to create motion graphics, such as shapes and text. We will learn how to import video & still images into AfterEffects, how to blend all of the above together using layers & masks, and how to make a movie. This is an introductory level workshop, to show how one might integrate AfterEffect into their other video and motion work.

Matthew Fishel
       

 

 

 

 

 

Summer 2011

Workshops will be held Thursday at 7:30 to 10:30pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted. 

DATE TOPIC   INSTRUCTOR

Friday

June 24th

5:30pm - 7:30pm

Introduction to video editing Covering the basics of Final Cut Pro software. We will look at logging, capturing and editing video in Final Cut. This is an introductory level workshop intended for those just getting started shooting and editing video. Hector Leiva

Saturday

July 2nd

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Digital imaging and printing There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the lab's two large format printers. We will cover the important details in file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the lab. John McNeil

Friday

July 7th

1:00pm - 3:00pm

Capturing sound Whether creating sound or video work high quality audio is essential to a good result. We will look at the variety of microphones available for checkout. The various devices for capturing sound and how to put it all together.  Patrick Hunt

 

 

 

Fall 2010

 

Workshops will be held Thursday at 7:30 in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted. 

DATE TOPIC   INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 10 Digital imaging and printing There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the lab's two large format printers. We will cover the important details in file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the lab. If you are already working digitally be sure to bring some of your files to work with. Lizzy Brooks
Sept. 17 Introduction to video editing Covering the basics of shooting and editing video on Mini DV tapes this workshop will also introduce students to Apple's Final Cut Pro software. We will look at the various camera options and then moving into logging, capturing and editing video in Final Cut. This is an introductory level workshop intended for those just getting started shooting and editing video. Matthew Fichel
Sept. 24 Capturing sound Whether creating sound or video work high quality audio is essential to a good result. We will look at the variety of microphones available for checkout. The various devices for capturing sound and how to put it all together. A brief look at bringing sound into ProTools will be covered.  
Oct. 1 Processing: Programming for Artists

Interested in having more control over the way the computer handles your images, movies or graphics? Want to learn to make simple computer games? Created for artist, Processing is great introduction to computer programming. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video works, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary.

 
Oct. 8 Electronics I: From Circuit bending to blinking lights This workshop will be a short introduction to using electronics in art. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artwork. It is also an important preamble to our microcontroller workshop (Electronics II) in two weeks. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics.  
Oct. 15 Intro to editing sound with ProTools This workshops will cover the basics of using ProTools to edit sound. Picking up from our last workshop this one will help you figure out what do to once you have captured your sound. The workshop will cover the basics of sound editing, modifying and filtering. We will also glipse working with sound from video and basics of sound file formats.  
 Oct. 22 Electronic II: Add interaction to your art  Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers? This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch and many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.  
Oct. 29 Animation using AfterEffects This workshop will introduce students to Adobe's 2D animation software AfterEffects, often described as the "Photoshop of video." We will learn how to use this software to create motion graphics, such as shapes and text. We will learn how to import video & still images into AfterEffects, how to blend all of the above together using layers & masks, and how to make a movie. This is an introductory level workshop, to show how one might integrate AfterEffect into their other video and motion work. Matthew Fischel
Nov. 5 High Definition (HD) Video Come January all television broadcasts will be the new High Definition format. Many manufactures only make HD equipment now. We will take a look at the details of this new media format, cover the details of using the labs HD equipment and cover the complications of using this memory intensive video. Chris Harring

 

 

Summer 2009

Workshops will be held Friday 1–4pm in the Grad Lab unless otherwise noted. 

DATE TOPIC   INSTRUCTOR
June 26 Sound This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of recording and editing sound. The workshop will focus on how to get exactly the sound you want from recording to completion. Please bring you questions and problems to discuss. Kelly Egan
July 3 Exhibition Tech So you spents weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? We will cover some important aspects of display media based work in exhibitions. What equipment is available to you for exhibitions, how to loop a DVD, what if I have more than one screen, projector. How do I deal with sound are all questions we will answer. Kelly Egan
July 10 Video Covering the basics of shooting and editing video on Mini DV tapes this workshop will also introduce students to Apple's Final Cut software. We will look at the various camera options and then moving into logging, capturing and editing video in Final Cut. This is an introductory level workshop intended for those just getting started shooting and editing video. TBA
July 17 Digital Fine Print The intersection of photography and digital technology has created a great deal of confusion surrounding "The Fine Print." Topics to be covered include: A brief overview of the processes of digital printing with a particular focus on Epson inkjet prints; Hands on tips and tricks for color management; A survey of the many different kinds of paper that are available for inkjet prints. TBA

 

 

Spring 2009

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

DATE TOPIC   INSTRUCTOR
Jan. 22 Web animation This workshop will introduce student to Flash, Adobe's web animation software. Ryan Smith
Jan. 29 Media Installation So you spents weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? We will cover some important aspects of display media based work in exhibitions. What equipment is available to you for exhibitions, how to loop a DVD, what if I have more than one screen, projector. How do I deal with sound are all questions we will answer. Kelly Egan
Feb. 5 Digital Fine Print The intersection of photography and digital technology has created a great deal of confusion surrounding "The Fine Print." Topics to be covered include: A brief overview of the processes of digital printing with a particular focus on Epson inkjet prints; Hands on tips and tricks for color management; A survey of the many different kinds of paper that are available for inkjet prints.  Lizzy Brooks
Feb. 12 Sound This workshop will focus on the fundamentals of recording and editing sound. The workshop will focus on how to get exactly the sound you want from recording to completion. Please bring you questions and problems to discuss. Patrick Hunt
Feb. 19 Authoring DVDs This workshop will take a look at Apple's DVD Studio Pro. The process of creating a DVD can be a bit confusing. Its not quite like a webpage, its not quite like Final Cut. We will cover the basics of making simple self-playing looping DVDs to more advanced menu based DVDs. Kelly Egan
Feb. 26 Web Portfolio This workshop will introduce students to the basics of producing web portfolios and web pages using Adobe Dreamweaver. Ryan Smith
Mar. 5 Creating a (almost) FREE media workstation Once you have bought your expensive computer there is still all that expensive software to buy. This workshop will take a look at the vast amount of open source software available. We look at a number of open source projects including versions of the Linux Operating system specifically designed for media artists. How do you set all this up? What do you need? And most importantly, is it all worth it? Kelly Egan

 

 

Fall 2008 Schedule

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

DATE TOPIC   INSTRUCTOR
Sept. 4 Open House Come see what the Grad Lab has to offer Staff
Sept. 11 Intro to Sound on Location Whether creating sound work or video work high quality sound is essential to a good end result. We will look at the variety of microphones available for checkout. The various devices for capturing sound and how to put it all together. A brief look at bringing sound into ProTools will be covered. Even if you have worked with sound already this can be a highly informative workshop. Patrick Hunt
Sept. 18 Video Covering the basics of shooting and editing video on Mini DV tapes this workshop will also introduce students to Apple's Final Cut software. We will look at the various camera options and then moving into logging, capturing and editing video in Final Cut. This is an introductory level workshop intended for those just getting started shooting and editing video. Robby Rackleff
Sept. 25 Digital Fine Print There is more to digital printing than just hitting Apple-P. This workshop will start with the basics of preparing images for printing on the lab's two large format printers. We will cover the important details in file preparations, the basics of color management and most importantly how to get the most out your experience using the lab. If you are already working digitally be sure to bring some of your files to work with. Andrew Buckland
Oct. 2 Media Installation So you spents weeks or months creating video, audio and other multimedia artworks. How do you go about showing it? We will cover some important aspects of display media based work in exhibitions. What equipment is available to you for exhibitions, how to loop a DVD, what if I have more than one screen, projector. How do I deal with sound are all questions we will answer. Kelly Egan
Oct. 9 Digital Animation (Intro to AfterEffects) This workshop will introduce students to Adobe's 2D animation software AfterEffects, often described as the "Photoshop of video." We will learn how to use this software to create motion graphics, such as shapes and text. We will learn how to import video & still images into AfterEffects, how to blend all of the above together using layers & masks, and how to make a movie. This is an introductory level workshop, to show how one might integrate AfterEffect into their other video and motion work. Ryan Smith
Oct. 16 Lighting for Video Good lighting can make low-resolution video look like film. This workshop will serve as an introduction to lighting concepts and practices, from basic lighting schemes to more scientific ideas like color temperature and the use of gels. We will also discuss how lighting effects every aspect of your shot, from depth of field to shutter speed, and how tools like light meters aren't as outdated as you might think. If you have shot grainy, flat-looking video in the past and are looking to avoid that in the future, this will help. Chris Harring
Oct. 23 Automated Imagery (Using Processing) Interested in having more control over the way the computer handles your images, movies or graphics. Created for artist, Processing is great way to begin to think about computer imagery. Whether you are creating highly intricate computer illustration or making interactive sound and video environments, or exploring the possibilities of computer networks, Processing provides a way to dip into any of these possibilities while learning a simple but expandable programming language, and its free! No experience necessary. Kelly Egan
Oct. 30 Creating with Electricity This workshop will be a short introduction to using electronics in art. This is a great workshop for anyone interested in adding sensors, lights, or sound to their artworks. It is also an important preamble to our microcontroller workshop (Sensing & Acting) in two week. Whether your just curious or really ready to get started this is a great intro to electronics basics. TBA
Nov. 6 High Definition Video Come January all television broadcasts will be the new High Definition format. Many manufactures only make HD equipment now. We will take a look at the details of this new media format, cover the details of using the labs HD equipment and cover the complications of using this memory intensive video. Chris Harring
Nov. 13 Sensing & Acting

Who says your artwork has to sit still and be unresponsive to viewers. This workshop will introduce students to microcontrollers, a small computer you can use to detect, motion, heat, light touch or many other things. These devices can also allow you to control movement and talk to more traditional computers to control video, sound or whatever else you would like. In particular we will look at the Arduino microcontroller.

Sam Sheffield
Nov. 20 Sound Editing (Intro to ProTools) This workshops will cover the basics of using ProTools to edit sound. Picking up from our last workshop this one will help you figure out what do to once you have captured your sound. The workshop will cover the basics of sound editing, modifying and filtering. We will also glipse working with sound from video and basics of sound file formats. Patrick Hunt
Nov. 27 Thanksgiving    
Dec. 4 Studio lighting for photography This workshop will cover constant light sources and professional studio flash equipment. With emphasis on photographing 2D and 3D art work. The workshop will also cover the use off slide film and digital cameras in the studio environment. Feel free to bring some of your work with you to be photographed during the workshop.  No large works and one work per person.  Andrew Buckland