Workshops

We are pleased to announce that the keynote presenters, The Builders Association (New York City) and IRL Labs (Pittsburgh) will stay for the weekend (Nov. 10-11) to run student workshops.

Space in workshops is limited. Priority will be given to AMPD and York University students. Once workshops are full, students will be placed on a waitlist and will be notified if a spot becomes available.

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Read more about the workshops below:


21st Century Storytelling: A Professional Development Workshop in Crossmedia Performance
with The Builders Association

Saturday, November 10 & Sunday, November 11

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Sunday: 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Accolade East Building, Rm 209

Led by members of The Builders Association and designed for emerging and professional artists and media-makers working in a variety of disciplines, this hands-on workshop invites participants to explore not only “how” but “why” we integrate media into live performance. Drawing from the unique collaborative creative process of The Builders Association, students will engage in observation, discussion, and devising sessions focused on the use of media in creating live performance.

About The Builders

The Builders Association is an OBIE-award winning performance and media company based in New York City. For over 20 years, The Builders have been at the forefront of the integration of advanced technology and media with live performance. Innovative collaborations are at the heart of Builders productions, which combine media, architecture, light and sound with live performers into an integrated performance aesthetic that has become our signature. The Builders’ focus on “real world” stories as content for our productions — digging into subjects as diverse as Indian call centers, dataveillance, and the recent global economic crisis. We tell these stories through the lens of technology in order to creatively represent the economic, political, and technological forces which affect us daily — to make the invisible visible through the creative potential of multimedia theater.

Our educational programs have engaged diverse groups from a wide range of backgrounds, from high school to professional artists. We have presented workshops at Columbia University, New York University, University of California Berkeley, Ohio State University Columbus, University of Illinois Champaign-Urbana, Duke University, Gesnerallee Zurich, V2 Rotterdam, and many other institutions.


 

Hybrid Drawing: Analog and Digital Drawing and Animation
with Ali Momeni (IRL Labs)

Saturday, November 10

1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, Rm 024

This workshop introduces tools, techniques and repertoire for combining analog drawing techniques with real-time digital tools for live performance, installation and public interventions. This methodology departs from the accessibility, expressivity and versatility of mark making with traditional tools (pencil, maker, paper, transparency). The strengths of the medium are then enhances with real-time video processing that allows artists and designers to record, loop, scale and overlay drawings to create complex animations created from simple drawings. The workshop will introduce participants to existing commercial tools for live video and projection mapping (Millumin), as well as custom tools created with frameworks common in new media art (OpenFrameworks, Max). Participants are encouraged to integrate their own tools and work into the workshop activities: bring your laptop, your phone, drawing or sketching tools, lighting implements, etc.

360 Immersive Storytelling: Capture, Compose, Narrate
with Aparna Wilder (IRL Labs)

Sunday, November 11

1:00 – 4:00 PM 

Joan & Martin Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts, Rm 328

The workshop will begin with an activity focused on the personal narrative. Students should have access to 3-4 digital images that represent their childhood, family, and home. The second part of the workshop will be a team-based exercise where students will create an immersive story based on a nearby location. Activities will include writing, storyboarding, 360 photo capture, narration, and facilitated critique. Participants should bring their own phones and headphones. The workshop will conclude with a brainstorming session where students can iterate ways to use 360 storytelling techniques in combination with their interactive web documentaries.