Intro to Multi-Media Design Intensive
Led by longtime Ghost River Theatre (Tomorrow’s Child) audiovisual designer and programmer Matthew Waddell, the Intro to Multimedia Design Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques used in audiovisual design for theatre and multimedia performance. This four-day, 18 hour, workshop will combine lectures, live demos and in-class excercises that will guide participants through the process of media design from conception to delivery. The intensive is intended for students, technicians, designers, artists and educators with little to novice experience with mutlimedia design or digital tools.
THE INTENSIVE COVERS
• QLab as a multimedia playback and control system. Qlab will be the backbone of this intensive and we will learn it from the ground up, starting with the very basics and slowly moving through its many features. We will look at how build basic and complex audio and video cues, how to apply live effects, video mapping onto custom surfaces and non-conventional shapes, working with multiple projectors and show control using MIDI and OSC.
• Audio techniques and tools including: effects, surround-sound and live performance systems. We will look at proper audio workflow techniques and software tools for making your audio sound better in any environment.
• Video techniques and tools including: efficient workflow, content creation, live camera manipulation, codecs, resolutions and how to deal with large video formats while using a slow or older computer.
- *No previous knowledge of Qlab required.
**Participants will receive a handbook detailing all the topics covered in class as well as program files with useful content and prebuilt examples.
DATES AND TIMES
October 19: 6pm-9pm
October 20: 6pm-9pm
October 21: 6pm-9pm
October 22: 10am-5pm
Early bird/Equity rate: $325
After September 15th, 2017: $350
E-mail a brief letter of interest stating why you want to take the workshop, and your professional CV to [email protected] to sign up or call 204.989.2400
Although not mandatory, participants are encouraged to bring their own Mac OS laptop computers to follow along with the demonstrations. We will be using Qlab extensively. Please have it installed and ready to use when you arrive. You will also have access to a projector so please bring a VGA adapter for your computer.
Download Qlab here: http://figure53.com/
- *No previous knowledge of Qlab required.
2017/18 Season Announcement
We’re embarking on new territory next season. Our theatrical adventures take us to new venues and towns, and launch us towards new horizons!
Ghost River Theatre’s Tomorrow’s Child will play October 24-November 5, 2017 at the West End Cultural Centre. Ghost River Theatre, with special permission from the Ray Bradbury estate, has created a new audio only adaptation of Bradbury’s sci-fi short story Tomorrow’s Child as a one-of-kind, audio-only theatre experience presented to a blindfolded audience. This ain’t no radio play–the quirks of 50s sci-fi are reimagined for a highly immersive sonic environment, created with the latest in sound technology. An unforgettable sonic journey that has to be heard to be believed.
A Short History of Crazy Bone, a TPM production written by Patrick Friesen will premiere March 29th and run until April 8th, 2018 at Le Cercle Molière. This long poem-turned-monologue awakens Crazy Bone (Tracey Nepinak), a middle aged Woman living on the edge of the world, at the edge of time, wandering the mid-path of her life, on the outskirts of a small town. She skirts between dream, memory and imagination, listening to herself and to the river, Crazy Bone is a trickster, a fool, a wild woman laughing, a campesino who through loss is finding her way back to herself.
In addition, Artistic Director Ardith Boxall and Associate Artistic Director Andraea Sartison hit the road with This Land Floods, a rural outreach project in the Interlake that includes interdisciplinary workshops, theatre education and collaboration between rural and urban artists. We began laying groundwork for this project during the 2016/17 season with our host community Arborg, conducting multiple visits for research, performance and meetings. Our exchange will continue throughout the coming season with the ultimate goal of creating a new play for Manitoban audiences in collaboration with the community that will debut in the coming years. We look forward to sharing our work in progress with you at a Chatuaqua style event featuring performance, ideas and art from the Interlake in Winnipeg next spring!
Salons– yes, you can expect those too! We will return to the Good Will Social Club- they’ve been so good to us! Expect four cabaret evenings throughout the year. We look forward to raising a glass to science fiction, sound, poetry, dance and Manitoba history- in the spirit of our season- with you at these free community events.
Walk through an exhibition of scientific discoveries and displays inspired by truth, legends, and dreams about the citizens of our one great city. Interact with your generous hosts and museum curators as you venture into the bowels of Science Affairs– where the collections come to life.
A performance installation directed by TPM associate artistic director Andraea Sartison, and devised using the scientific process by TPM’s 2016/17 student reps:Davis Plett, Evan Martin, Liam Naughten, Kerensa Peters, Rebekah Enns, and Sarah Flynn.
This FREE exhibition will be open from 6:30-8:30 p.m. on May 12th at Prairie Theatre Exchange, drop in during these hours at your leisure.
Science Affairs is the culmination of a season long partnership between our student reps and TPM’s associate artistic director Andraea Sartison. Beginning in September 2016, the reps were engaged in devised theatre workshops to generate artistic content using the scientific process. Work in progress was shared throughout the 2016/17 season at salons. Recently the ensemble spent time experimenting with how to unite all content created through installation and performance- resulting in the Carol Shields Festival exhibition.