Introduction to Interactive Film and Video

Saturday, April 1, 2017 - 10:00am - 6:00pm
Enrolment is limited to: 

What can you do with film and video in the gallery space beyond a projected loop? This workshop is an overview of how film/video installation can be expanded out of the movie theater to incorporate the viewer and the gallery. We will look at methods to create interactive cinematic spaces including: starting a video only when a viewer is present, syncing multiple video channels, developing sensor systems for viewer interaction and syncing film and video with physical output such as lights and motors to create works that extend beyond the frame. We will be using the Arduino and open-source software (Processing) designed with artists in mind.

Fee includes an Arduino Uno Micro controller and various electronic components and sensors ($60 value). Each participant works at an individual iMac station. Students must be familiar with the Mac interface.



Dafydd Hughes is a musician, artist, programmer and educator based in Toronto. He has performed and recorded with some of Canada’s most notable artists, including Feist, Esthero and jacksoul. He is active in Canada’s jazz, pop and experimental music scenes through solo work and various collaborations. His work, both musical and visual, playfully explores the unpredictable intersection of analog and digital experiences of the world. He is a member of the Board of Directors at Toronto’s InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre, where he teaches workshops and spends time exploring the interface between technology and the creative impulse, which generally involves taking things apart and finding himself unable to put them back together.