Workshop: Introduction to VJing and Projection Mapping
Presented by Arts Centre Melbourne and Gertrude Street Projection Festival
Using the software VDMX and Madmapper with artist Kit Webster
In this informative tutorial, media artist Kit Webster will take you on an informative tour as he demonstrates some of the most cutting edge examples of new media installation using projection mapping today. He will then go on to explain his own processes of producing audio visual sculptures and will also go over the tips and tricks he has developed to create a VJ set using the software ‘VDMX’. (A free fully functional demo of VDMX is available for download from vidvox.net.)
Kit will explain how to build your own VJ rig so you can provide live visuals for parties and events and will talk you through the process of creating a projection mapping sculpture. You will learn the steps involved in designing the sculpture and how to prepare the visuals for mapping the video using Madmapper. (A free demo of Madmapper is available for download from madmapper.com)
There are 13 computers available, however please feel free to bring your own Mac desktop or laptop, just let us know when you book.
After the workshop, the work developed will be on display both in the foyer of the Digital Learning Hub and then during the Gertrude Street Projection Festival in the Festival Hub area.
Due to the advanced nature of the content in this workshop it is 18+. For a kids’ projection workshop, please click here.
Kit is a mixed-media artist based in Melbourne, Australia. His works, which range from site-specific projections to digital sculptures, utilise precision programming and visualisation techniques to create captivating immersive environments. In continually pushing the boundaries of technology and art, Kit is not afraid to present experimental concepts designed to expose possibilities for the creation of a new kind of audiovisual aesthetic.
This year he has created ‘Hypercube’, a programmed LED-illuminated 4D cubic sculpture commissioned for the ‘White Night Melbourne’ festival and also for exhibition at the Abbotsford Convent arts precinct, and ‘Plateaux’, a multi-faceted laser-cut audiovisual sculpture illuminated with mapped projections, commissioned and acquired by Bendigo Art Gallery for their permanent collection.
Date: 10 July
Time: 6pm – 10pm (4 hour duration)
Age Group: 18+
Book via Art Centre Melbourne