This workshop proposed an introduction to live experimentation using digital tools, trying to create “enhanced realities” by drawing in space with projected light.
The participantes drew on various objects and surfaces with the help of several programmes for real time video generation and manipulation. They created Site specific works without having any deep knowledge of the software; using only some basic tricks is a simple and easy way to introduce the students to live experimentation and video Mapping principles.
The goal was to show some of the most common tools for these kinds of stage works, discovering their possibilities and how to apply them without using pre-recorded material.
The participants studied the venue’s architecture, the room where the workshop took place; corners, ceilings or even the furniture itself were good options to create site- specific works.
They didn't focus on any particular software, since the goal was not to go deep into the tool, but to create from basic multiple resources. These are some of the programmes they worked with (in no particular order):
Madlabs (madmapper), VDMX, Quartz Composer and Modul8.
This workshop was open to visual artists, VJs, architects, photographers, lighting designers and the general audience. No previous experience in programming or video editing was required.