WORKSHOP: Introduction to the Surround Sound Studio

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    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
    • Woking 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

    Date:  Friday, October 31, 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: Brief Introduction to Avid Media Composer

    Location: FAR Screening Room EV10.525

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Date: Wednesday, October 22, 11 am to 12 pm

    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

    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 the 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 Scenario: Fast & Slow Motion and Low Light conditions.
    • Media: File management, transcoding and storage.

    Dates:  Friday October 17th, 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 the 3D Scanner

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    Description:
    - This one-hundred-fifty-minute (maximum) workshop provides a demonstration of the Creaform EXAscan 3D Scanner.
    - Calibration of the scanner, scanning strategies and file exporting will be covered in the VX Elements software environment. Basic mesh clean-up and refining will be covered using the GeoMagic software.
    - Workshops will be conducted in groups of a maximum of 8.
    - To register or for more information, please contact Marc Beaulieu, F-A Research Facilities Rapid Prototyping Lab Coordinator at marc.beaulieu@concordia.ca. Be sure to include in any message: your name, Hexagram or student ID & the name and date of the workshop.
    - Participants are invited to bring objects that they may wish to scan in order to try out the scanner for themselves in the second half of the workshop, as time permits.

    Location:
    Rapid Prototyping Lab EV.10-835

    Workshop times:
    Tuesday, October 21st @ 14:00 – 16:30   FULL
    Thursday, October 23rd @ 10:30 – 13:00   FULL

    *Additional workshops may be announced based on demand.

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

    Workshop: Sound Part 1 – Field Recording

    Date: Tuesday, September 30 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Location: Fine Arts Research Recording Studio, EV 10-515

    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:

    • Review of basics of sound, digital recording and acoustics.
    • Strategies for field recording.
    • An introduction to the microphones.
    • 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

     

    Workshop: Introduction to the Laser Cutter

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    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 5.
    - 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, please be sure to include in any message: your name, Hexagram or student ID & the name and date of the workshop.

    Location:
    Rapid Prototyping Lab EV.10-835

    Workshop times:

    ** All workshops are now fully booked! **
    New workshops will announced for early November based on demand and equipment availability.

    Tuesday, September 30th @ 10:30 – 12:00 (Morning Session) FULL
    Tuesday, September 30th @ 13:30 – 15:00  (Afternoon Session)  FULL
    Thursday, October 2nd @ 10:30 – 12:00 (Morning Session)  FULL
    Thursday, October 2nd@ 13:30 – 15:00 (Afternoon Session)  FULL

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

     

    Embroidery machine – Workshop

    Date/time: Friday, October 17th, 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.

    Jacquard loom – Workshop

    Date/time: Friday, October 10th, 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 6 participants.

    Digital textile printers – Workshop

    Date/time: Friday, October 3rd, 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.

    Fall Schedule – Audio and Video Workshops

    All workshops will be posted for sign-up the week prior. Questions or to pre-register, please contact Douglas Moffat

    Sound Recording Part 1 - Field Recording
    • Introduction to portable recording and microphones equipment and methods in the field and Quiet Room
    • 180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Quiet Room / Microphones and Recorders / Recording Studio Part 1 of 3
    • Accreditation Required: None
    Intro to Surround Sound
    • Workshop on multichannel sound – recording, mixing and playback
    • 180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Surround Studio Part 2 of 2 (also supports Screening Room)
    • Accreditation Required: Intro to Pro Tools (CDA)
    Switching from Final Cut to Premiere
    • Workshop for previous users of FCP7 on moving to Premiere, including moving existing projects.
    • 90 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Premiere workstations
    • Accreditation Required: Intro to Premiere (CDA)
    Intro to Video Recording
    • Workshop showing our HD cameras to new users. How to plan a project and basic camera use.
    • 180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: EX Cameras
    • Accreditation Required: None
    Intro to Avid
    • One-on-one workshop for users beginning working in Avid and are setting up a project.
    • 90 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Avid workstations
    • Accreditation Required: None
    Sound Recording Part 2 - Studio Recording
    • Introduction to various mics and techniques, patchbay, pre-amps, dynamic compression, monitoring.
    •  180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Sound Recording Studio Part 2
    • Accreditation Required: Sound Recording Studio Part 1
    Audio Installation
    • Workshop on audio for installations – mono,stereo, surround in support of Mobile Audio Playback equipment, including Ableton Live.
    • 180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation:  Mobile Audio kit
    • Accreditation Required: None
    Getting Started 
    •  By Request, 60 minutes
    • Ongoing option for a one-on-one workshop for users  of various workflows including Avid, ProTools, Premiere, Color Correction, Surround or MS Recording, DCP Production, Tape Based Workflows, Format Conversion etc.
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Relevant workshop and workstations  accreditation
    • Accreditation Required: Introductory Workshop for ProTools, Premiere (CDA) or AVID (FAR)
    F65 Workflow
    • By Request, 60 minutes
    • A workshop for experienced users on how we suggest the work with HD-SR and 4KRAW projects – focussing on data management, with some info on colour management.
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Necessary for F65 accreditation but does not complete it
    • Accreditation Required: F65 Camera Kit
    Sound Recording Part 3 - Studio Recording
    • One on one meeting to set up and walk through workflow prior to a recording project.
    • 180 minutes
    • Eligible for Accreditation: Recording Studio Part 3
    • Accreditation Required: Sound Recording Studio Part 2