Introduction to Interactive Film and Video

Date change from printed brochure
Saturday, August 26, 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 microcontroller and various electronic components and sensors ($60 value). Each participant works at an individual iMac station. Students must be familiar with the Mac interface.



Gerald Grison is an artist, designer and educator working in various media including electronics, film and sound. Projects that he has worked on have been exhibited in the Royal Ontario Museum, Yonge-Dundas Square and the Cannes Court Métrage (Short Film Corner). He graduated from the OCAD’s Integrated Media program and has since taught courses and workshops in electronics, physical computing and computer programming at OCADU, York University, and InterAccess Electronic Media Arts Centre. Gerald has previously worked for LIFT as technical coordinator, workshop instructor and the Winter 2013 electronics intern. During his internship he developed a new Raspberry Pi-based control system for LIFT’s JK Optical Printer.