Last June Resolume was present at the 23th annual Live Performers Meeting in Rome.
This edition of LPM for us was all about Resolume Wire. We hosted a 4-day workshop and gave a Wire presentation. Besides all Wire goodness, we helped judge a video mapping contest and met many Resolume users that had questions and suggestions. We met some amazing VJ’s during the event and ate way too many pizza’s.
LPM held its annual video mapping contest in which contestants had to map and perform their visuals onto the cinema. What we noticed was the variety of software packages used. Many performers were using Resolume Arena, but we also saw custom Touch Designer patches, Processing code, VUO applications and even a live 3D-drawing using VR.
We saw visuals ranging from neat 3D models to harsh glitch and organically evolving liquid simulations. A little shout-out to the girl who was using a webcam + small fireworks into Arena, that was a fun performance for sure!
The Wire workshop was a very focused affair where we took the students from the very basics to quite an advanced level. The nice thing about these workshops is that, after you’ve gone through the basics, the workshop can go into the direction the students want.
After the second day we went heavy into BPM-reactive visuals because that was a subject that all the students were really interested in. We also leaned heavily into the interactive part of Wire, creating patches that work well in Arena/Avenue. We discussed user-interface elements like the Choice-In and String-In nodes and explored when an effect/source has simply too much or too few parameters.
One of the students was able to create a custom source for his performance later that night. Another student made a patch that she could use for creating subtitles under theater shows.
It was great to see that the students went home, not only with knowledge that they can use in their artistic practices, but also with effects/sources/mixers that they actually need for their work.
We want to thank the students for being so awesome and curious!
We are looking forward to doing more workshops in the future.
If you are interested in a Resolume workshop at your educational institution feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org