The legendary Le Zoo club in Geneva will be hosting a week long workshop inside the club from February 14th through the 18th.
The workshop will start with the basics of VJing, specifically with how to use Modul8 and how to control it with an external device as one would with an instrument. The following two days will be dedicated to mapping techniques, specifically using MadMapper. The remaining days will be dedicated to a collaborative effort where we will work with the technical crew of Le Zoo to create an installation for the parties that will be held on both Friday and Saturday nights.
Ilan Katin: Artist and member of the GarageCUBE/Modul8 team
Eric Morzier: Co-founder of SIGMA6 and member of the GarageCUBE/Modul8 team
Workshop in English and French / Workshop en anglais et français
Everyday from 3pm.
- A working knowledge of video and motion graphics tools for creating animations
- Mac OS X computer running Mac OS X 10.6 (Snow Leopard) or greater
- VGA adapter that works with your computer be it DVI to VGA or MiniDVI to VGA
Participation fee: CHF 70.–
Number of participants limited! Please apply before February 7th at: email@example.com
Please note that we cannot offer accommodations or meals during your stay in Geneva. If you have questions any questions regarding Le Zoo or Geneva please include them in your message. If you have any questions regarding the technical aspects of the workshop please feel free to leave a comment below.
Leandro Vigas took a trip through Europe last spring, with a few days in Berlin where he provided valuable assistance during a MAdmApping workshop Pedro Zaz of United VJs and I hosted. He had already started doing video mapping projects prior to that and it seems that his visit further refined is ideas about the medium. There is a simple efficiency of this installation along with a refined sensibility and variation of the graphical forms he is using to shift between both a compliment of the forms and their augmentation. There is also a very nice balance between the forms and the space.
While the demo is from 2010, all of it could have certainly been done within the past year as well. Vertx was one of the first collectives to bedazzle my eyes with… eyes with Modul8 and MadMapper last year with their Spiral VortX:
And they just don’t stop experimenting either. As I was browsing through their Vimeo posts I noticed this clip…
In the past I have seen attempts at projections on organic surfaces, however this is by far the most convincing experience I have witnessed to date. It will be interesting to see how they take this approach further.
Some updates this week in the manual department and other exciting things:
Firstly, this is a quick reminder again that we have released an Online Modules manual that contains step by step information about creating your own modules along with some recipes that will help you customize your control of Modul8.
Also available is an updated version of the printed and PDF manual. The formatting of the PDF version has been modified so you can use it in your iPad. The printed manual can be purchased when you log into yourspace.
French versions of both the printed and PDF versions have been released as well.
Our official partners Opticious have launched their own portal for Modul8 with information and Modul8 related activities can be found in that country.
With our collaborators 1024 architecture, we have just released version 1.1 of MadMapper! Read more about it on the MadMapper 1.1 blog page. If you already own Modul8 you can purchase MadMapper at a discount price. Log into the yourspace page for details.
A very nice documentation of an installation in Shanghai, China by NYX. Most interesting to readers is likely to be the technical approach to using MadMapper. This is the ‘non-Cowboy’ approach of having carefully created content for a specific, preconceived sculpture where the role of MadMapper is used to warp the content so that it fits as precisely as possible on the sculpture. Being that this warping is shot with a time lapse you can see that doing this does take some time and patience in order to get it right. There is no arguing with the results and Modul8 is used to control the content.