[microsound-announce] A10Lab - Live Media and FLOSS Workshop - Book Now!
ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk
Thu Jul 8 07:53:49 EDT 2010
Live Media and FLOSS* Extended Production Seminary
with Marco Donnarumma
Monday 26th - Friday 30th July
@ C4CC, 16 Acton Street, London, WC1X 9NG
The workshop is limited to 20 participants.
Please register by sending an email to info at a10lab.com or ryan-jordan at hotmail.co.uk
with the subject heading “LiveMedia and FLOSS workshop”.
Full information here http://www.crealab.info/digitalab/?p=393
*Free/Libre Open Source Software
In-depth Theoretical and practical audiovisual live performance
seminary using FLOSS.
Pure Data audiovisual real-time processing, tricks and tips to create
your own performance tool.
The seminary consists of four parts. During the introduction the
participants acquire a basic theoretical knowledge about Live Media.
The introduction is extended through a review of selected audiovisual
works in order to explore and analyse the potential of the audiovisual
Therefore participants are introduced to the concept of FLOSS
(Free/Libre Open Source Software), they familiarize with few FLOSS
software as they understand its practical and theoretical keystones.
In the second part participants learn the meaning of real-time
audio-video data processing reviewing the most common
production tools. Eventually they deal with the process of an
audiovisual performance pre-production using FLOSS: from
brainstorming and concept design, through planning of the audiovisual
format, to the collection of support materials such as texts,
tutorials, and the drawing of sketches representing the logic
structure of data processing.
The third part focus on Pure Data graphical programming environment.
Participants learn to communicate with Pd and how to surf through the
audio and visual processing libraries. They build basic processing
structures and discover tricks and tips to create their own
For the last part the work group is split in smaller groups. Through
practical individual exercises participants acquire the technical
know-how about the creation/collection of moving images and sonic
events within the Pure Data graphical programming environment, thus
they develop an original software, following the standard realisation
steps: beta-testing; analysis of errors and its
correction; and final testing during a collective jam
The seminary seeks to give the participants who don't have
previous experience in programming and Live Media practice the needed
theoretical and practical knowledge and skills to feel comfortable
within the FLOSS creation environment. The classes' aim is to
make the participants able to understand and assimilate the diverse
passages of the creation process of software ad-hoc in order to be
independent during the planning and development of a FLOSS project
(musical, audiovisual, multi-media or theatre pieces) using the
Who's it for
Musicians, producers, live visualists, film-makers, programmers,
sound designers or passionates of digital arts or electronic music
and experimentation who want to enhance and extend their skills and
tools will find this seminary inspirational and fundamental for the
further development of their works and creative ideas, free from the
limitations of user-friendly and proprietary software.
No previous programming experience is needed.
What to bring
Participants are invited to bring their laptops and encouraged to
bring musical instruments, cameras, photo cameras, webcam,
microphones, sensors, MIDI devices and fresh, unusual ideas!
Primary personal website and portfolio: http://marcodonnarumma.com/
Personal blog dedicated to new media art, digital freedom and music:
Interactive environment for audiovisual performance with physical
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