WORKSHOP: Introduction to the Surround Studio

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    WORKSHOP: Introduction to the Surround Sound Studio

    Location: FAR Surround Studio EV 10.724

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Description: The Surround Studio is a flexible multi-channel sound facility suitable for mixing and editing for music production, post-production, sound installation, TV and film/video scoring.

    This workshop covers principles of surround sound production and provides the participant with the necessary skills to begin working with multi-channel sound in FAR’s Surround Studio.

    Topics covered include:

    • Studio orientation and configuration
    • Surround sound concepts and terminology
    • Preparing for multi-channel projects
    • Setting Up the Patch Bay
    • Pro Tools HD hardware and software
    • Configuring a Session for stereo and 5.1
    • Working with multi-channel media
    • Editing and mixing workflow for multi-channel projects
    • Setup for working to picture
    • Exporting and backing-up projects
    • Considerations for surround playback
    • Beyoncé’s eighteenth grammy award.

    Date:  Thursday, March 12, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Prerequisites: Experience working with Pro Tools and digital audio is recommended.

    Registration Limit: 5 participants per session. This workshop is open to registered Fine Arts Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students. To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

    Workshop: Introduction to the Laser Cutter

    (Please read full post before signing up!)

    Description:
    - This ninety-minute workshop provides a brief demonstration of the Trotec Speedy 500 Laser Cutter / Engraver. The entire process from file preparation to final cutting will be covered.
    - Workshops will be conducted in groups of a maximum of 4.
    - To register or for more information, please contact Marc Beaulieu, F-A Research Facilities Rapid Prototyping Lab Coordinator at hexagram.rp@concordia.ca
    - In order to register for the workshop, please be sure to include: your full name, employee or student ID & the name and date of the workshop.

    Location:
    Rapid Prototyping Lab EV.10-835

    Workshop times:

    All workshops are full.

    Tuesday, March 17th @ 10:30 – 12:00 (Morning Session)   FULL
    Tuesday, March 17th @ 13:00 – 14:30  (Afternoon Session)   FULL

    **Note: You must be Registered with F-A Research Facilities before signing up for this workshop.

    PIR Login ID Change

    Concordia student ID numbers are now eight digits and the PIR system has been updated to reflect this. If you were issued a ID prior to Fall 2014 it was only seven digits and you simply add a “2″ to the front of your existing ID. All student ID’s issued since Fall 2014 already include this “2″.

    Please use your eight digit ID number when logging into PIR.

    This will not effect employee ID numbers.

    You can find more information here:

    http://www.concordia.ca/students/birks/student-id/introducing-the-new8digitstudentidcard.html

     

    WORKSHOP: A Brief Introduction to Avid Media Composer

    Date: Friday, February 20th, 11am – 12pm

    Description: Avid Media Composer is a video editing application widely used for broadcast, cinema, documentary and video art post-production.  This one-hour workshop is a primarily an information session for users interested or considering using our Avid video editing suites.  Users wishing to continue with Avid will be able to schedule a hands-on workshop tailored to setting up your specific project.

    Topics covered include:

    • Choosing Avid Media Composer for video editing
    • Avid’s file management approach
    • The interface of Media Composer
    • Editing tools and keyboard-focussed editing methods.
    • Simple titles and effects
    • Basic colour correction tools
    • Exporting sequences

    Prerequisites:  This workshop is geared towards participants with previous editing experience, curious about Media Composer, or looking to transition from Final Cut Pro 7. Please contact Douglas if you have any questions.

    Registration Limit: 5 participants per session.

    Register:  Please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

    Location: FAR Screening Room EV10.525

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    This workshop is open to registered Fine Arts Researchers, Research Assistants, other Faculty and Graduate Students.

    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Video Recording

    Description: An introduction to setting up and working with FA Research’s HD video cameras. This workshop covers basic principles and workflows to begin working with our  JVC  HM100  and  Sony EX  cameras and related equipment.

    Topics covered include:

    • Setup: Setting up the camera, tripod and media.
    • Digital Video: file containers & codecs, frame sizes & frame rates, timecode.
    • Camera: Menu and button interfaces.
    • Settings: Reset and configuring the camera settings.
    • Lenses: Controlling zoom & focus, depth of field.
    • Exposure: Adjusting aperture, shutter, ND filters and gain.
    • Colour: Setting white balance & monitoring.
    • Audio: Considerations for recording sound.
    • Movement: Considerations for camera movement.
    • Special Scenarios: Fast & Slow Motion and Low Light conditions.
    • Media: File management, transcoding and storage.

    Dates:  Thursday, February 19th, 1pm to 4pm

    Location: Screening Room EV 10.525

    Prerequisites: This is an introductory workshop, no previous experience required.

    Registration: The limit is 7 participants per session. This workshop is open to registered Fine Arts Researchers, Research Assistants, and other Faculty and Graduate Students. To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

    Workshop: Introduction to Field Recording (Repeat)

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    Note: By request this is a repeat of the earlier workshop.

    Date:  Thursday, February 5th 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location: FAR Screening Room, EV 10-525

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Description:  This workshop will cover the use of our portable hard-drive recorders and microphones giving participants the necessary information to use and care for these resources. Users interested in continuing towards using the Recording Studio should attend this workshop.

    Topics covered include:

    • Basics of sound, digital recording and acoustics.
    • Strategies for field recording.
    • A hands-on introduction to the microphones – handheld, shotgun, parabolic and mid-side.
    • Introduction to wind-screens, boom-poles and related equipment.
    • Working with the Sound Devices 722.
    • Hands-on time with the equipment.
    • Preparation for the Recording Studio Workshop (Part 2)

    Prerequisites: Experience working with digital audio is recommended. Basic computer skills are essential.

    Registration: Limit is 6 participants per session. This workshop is open to registered Fine Arts Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students. To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at  douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

     

    Jacquard loom workshop

    Date/time: Friday February 20th, 10-11.30    Location: EV10-735

    Instructor:  Josée Hamelin, Textile coordinator

    This workshop will consist of a demonstration of the computerized Jacquard loom and the software Pointcarré.

    This workshop will show you:

    - the steps to consider when doing a weaving project

    - some basics about weaving

     

    To register, contact Josée Hamelin at 848-2424 #5933

    josee.hamelin@concordia.ca

    This workshop is for registered FARF members only.

    This workshop is offered in English and French.

    Maximum 5 participants.

    Textile Printers workshop

    Date/time: Tuesday, February 17th 10-11.30                   Location: EV10-730

    Instructor: Josée Hamelin, Textile Coordinator

    This workshop will cover the use of both Mimaki TX2 printers (natural and synthetic fibers) and their softwares, Wasatch and Texprint.

    This workshop will give you the information to:

    - see the different fabrics

    - set up the printer

    - run the software to print the fabrics

     

    To register, contact Josée Hamelin at 848-2424 #5933 or

    josee.hamelin@concordia.ca

    This workshop is for registered FARF members only.

    This  workshop is offered in English and French.

    Maximum 8 participants.

    Embroidery machine workshop

    Date/time: Friday, February 13th, 10-11.30           Location: EV 10-730

    Instructor: Josée Hamelin, Textile Coordinator

    This workshop will consist of a demonstration of the software (Embird) and the embroidery machine (Brother PR-600)

    This workshop will show you to:

    - digitalize a design

    - transfer the design into embroidery

    - operate the machine

     

    To register, contact Josée Hamelin at 848-2424 #5933 or

    josee.hamelin@concordia.ca

    This workshop is for registered FARF members only.

    This workshop is offered in English and French.

    Maximum 8 participants.

    Keeping scheduled Pickup and Return times

    A reminder to everyone picking up or returning equipment to either the CDA depot or to our 10th floor depot: these scheduled times are considered appointments and you are expected to be present within 15 minutes of that time or you will need to contact us to reschedule. If the new times for pickup and return in the CDA depot seem unusual it is because not all of the equipment is stored with direct access and not all of the staff are trained to support all of the equipment.
    If you schedule a large pickup but do not show up, you may not get access to the equipment if it is outside the designated time, even if the CDA depot is open.

    Large pickups and returns (5 items or more) need to be reserved no less than 72 hours in advance and will be restricted to the following times:
    Monday to Friday: 11h-12h, 14h-16h
    Monday to Thursday: 19h30- 20h30