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

    **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

     

    Pricing Increase

    As of today, all material usage costs at Fine Arts Research Facilities will be going up. The new prices will now include an amount for regular maintenance costs specific to the resource. In the past, these maintenance cost were being subsidized by other research grants that no longer exist.

    Depending on the resource and it’s maintenance requirements, this will mean an increase of anywhere from 5 to 25 percent but you should still find our prices to be quite reasonable. These increases will help us maintain the high quality of equipment and access for our Users. For specifics about the new pricing you should contact the technicians in charge.

     

    2014 Grad Student Orientation Day

    Anyone interested in seeing new areas of the facilities or if your thinking of trying to plan a tour, this is the date to mark off.
    2014 Grad Student Orientation Day
    Fine Arts Research Facilities
    Wednesday September 17th, 11:00-15:00
    EV Building (Fine Arts) 10th and 11th Floors
    1515 Saint Catherine West
     
    The Fine Arts Research Facilities has state-of-the-art labs and equipment, open to all faculty and graduate students for artistic research and production.
    Please invite any graduate students (MFA and Phd’s), new faculty or anyone else you think might be interested.
    There will be  equipment demonstrations, lab tours, Q&A with technical coordinators, and refreshments and mingling with fellow students, faculty and staff.
    Fine Arts Research Facilities oversees all common research facilities and equipment for the faculty of Fine Arts, including research space in the VA, FB and EV; the new Fine Art PHD study area in the FB and what was formerly referred to as Hexagram on the 10th and 11th floor of the EV building. Hexagram continues to be a research center that brings together artists/researchers from across Concordia and fosters work in a broad range of interdisciplinary domains relating to new media art, design and technology.

     

    Summer Hours End

    Just a reminder that Concordia summer hours have ended and this Friday, August 22nd, we are back to a 9-5 schedule.

     

    New Name, URL, Email

    Fine Arts Research Facilities is our new name and you should note our new web url and general email contact:

    http://fa-researchfacilities.concordia.ca

    info.farf@concordia.ca

    The old email, hexagram@concordia.ca will forward to the new address and the old website will redirect for the foreseeable future.

     

    The name Hexagram will continue to be used by the Research Centre:

    http://hexagram.concordia.ca

     

    July 24 Fantasia party

    This evening Fantasia will be having a large BBQ party on the 11 floor terrace. This is just one of those events that we need to accept will likely be disruptive to the surrounding areas so it is probably best to plan to stay away.