Intro to Digital Video Synthesis with Max
wednsDAYS 6PM — 9PM
from October 3
to November 14
for 7 weeks of classes
+ Student Exhibit on November 24
east side collective
2400 E. Cesar Chavez #302
Austin, Texas 78702
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.
WHAT WILL I LEARN?
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
WHAT DO I NEED TO KNOW?
An interest in video effects
No prior coding experience necessary
"I consider myself a musician & a new media artist. I incorporate sound and composition into my installations and my performances."
— KYLE EVANS
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.