wednsDAYS 6PM — 9PM

from October 3
to November 14

$250.00

for 7 weeks of classes

+ Student Exhibit on November 24

east side collective

2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702

 
 
class information
 
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WHY WE <3 DIGITAL VIDEO SYNTHESIS

Video synthesis allows you to create mind-bending graphics and visual effects manipulation. 

 
 
 

CREATE LIVE VIDEO EFFECTS

Learn to create digital visual effects for performances and installations.

This workshop-style course is an introduction to digital video programming with Max. Students will get introductory hands-on training in the Max programming environment, a powerful multimedia tool designed for artists. This course will focus on utilizing the visual side of Max, commonly referred to as “Jitter”, by placing emphasis on video performance, interactive video installation, and visual accompaniment to music and theatre. Over 7 weeks, we will be covering subjects such as VJ style video mixing using mobile apps, advanced audio responsive video processing, and real-time processing of live video.

Students will be able to take the skills gained in the course and apply them to a wide range of visual applications including interactive visuals for theatre and performance, real-time video and VJ techniques for musicians, and generative video installations. The course will focus on helping each student to develop their own projects through hands-on workshopping and in-class practice. The course culminates in a public showcase where students have the opportunity to show their work as installations, performances, or even collaborations with other Dadageek students.

 
 
 

WHO IS THIS CLASS FOR?

This course is designed for artists and musicians looking to incorporate digital video playback, processing, and synthesis into their practice. 

 
 
 

The class culminates with each student creating their own visual performance or work. Kyle will help you develop and complete your project with hands-on workshopping and in-class experimentation.

Students will have the opportunity to display their work at the dadageek student showcase. Check out past showcases here.

 
 
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WHAT WILL I LEARN?

Key skills 

 

In-depth training on the Max programming environment

Introductory and advanced video processing techniques

Audio responsive video effects

Performance with MIDI controllers and mobile apps

Live video capture and processing

 
 
 

Materials

STUDENTS MUST HAVE

Laptop with Max installed (30-day free trial)

We will provide each student with an Arturia MiniLab Universal MIDI Controller for class use (available for purchase at a discounted cost)

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WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?

Requirements

 

An interest in video effects

No prior coding experience necessary

 
about your instructor
 
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"I consider myself a musician & a new media artist. I incorporate sound and composition into my installations and my performances."

— KYLE EVANS

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Kyle Evans is a new media artist, sound designer, electronic instrument creator, educator, and performer. His collective work ranges from music technology development to new media installation.

He has invented many electronic musical and video instruments ranging from studio-based synthesizers to performance-based computer interfaces.

 
 

Kyle has performed and presented his work throughout the United States and Europe including Transmediale in Berlin, the International Computer Music Conference at Columbia University, the Dallas Museum of Art, the Blanton Museum of Art, and the GLI.TC/H festival in Chicago.

 
 

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