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

    Workshop: Introduction to Field Recording

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    Date: Friday, January 23 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

     

    Holiday Closure

    We will be closed from Friday December 19th at 5pm to January 5th at 9am. Workstations will be available for you to book during that time but make sure you have a picture ID when you arrive.

    Game Lab Changes

    Starting January 5th, 2015 the Faculty of Fine Arts will be transferring operations of the 11th floor game lab (EV11.425) to the TAG research group. This is a pilot project intended to evaluate a new opportunity for operational planning within the new funding structure.

    In light of this, Stuart Thiel’s term as the Fine Arts Research Game Lab coordinator will be ending in December. We appreciate Stuart’s dedication and commitment to ensuring the smooth running of the lab and wish him well in his future endeavors.

    Portable Equipment moving to the CDA depot on January 7th

    As part of the preparations for the devolving Hexagram infrastructure to Fine Arts, the majority of the Fine Arts Research portable equipment will be moved to the CDA Depot and pickups and returns will operate from EV5.770 starting January 7th 2015. You will still be able to search for the type of available equipment online, receive accreditation when required; and then be able to make your reservation through PIR.
    The main difference in the process will be the schedule in which you can plan large pickups or returns. The CDA Depot tends to be open Mon-Thurs 8-10 and Fridays 8-7 during the semester with some reductions in the schedule in-between semesters. Users wanting to pickup or return 5 items or less will be able to do so anytime during the regular depot hours.
    Users wanting to make large pickups and returns (more than 5 items) will need to make their reservation 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

    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Sound Installation

    Location: FAR Black Box EV-S3

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Description: This workshop focusses on the FAR portable audio equipment. It will introduce principles and special considerations for amplified sound playback and installation in temporary scenarios. (events, performance, gallery installation).

    Topics covered include:

    • Sound reinforcement terminology
    • Introduction to some architectural acoustic principles
    • Basic signal chain considerations
    • Portable Audio Equipment: Playback Devices, Amplifiers, Cabling and Speakers
    • Planning and preparing a sound installation
    • Troubleshooting: Feedback, RF interference, absorption and diffusion.
    • Sound imaging in Mono, Stereo, 5.1 and distributed multi-channel scenarios.
    • Public address, microphone or field recording techniques will not be covered.

    This workshop will involve the physical setup and playback of a 5.1 surround-sound installation using FAR portable equipment.

    Date:  Wednesday, December 3rd, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Prerequisites: An introductory workshop for those wishing to learn more about the use of amplified sound in their projects.

    Registration Limit: A minimum of 6 participants is required in advance of the workshop. This workshop is open to registered Fine Arts Researchers, Research Assistants, Other Faculty and Graduate Students.

    Register: To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca.

     

     

    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