Last June we visited the Royal Institute for Theater, Cinema and Sound in Brussels.
We were there to host a Resolume workshop for the stage technician students.
The students were all in their graduation phase, so this was a great time to introduce students, skilled in lighting and sound, to the wonderful world of live video.
We started the two-day course with a complete Resolume Arena Tour.
Loading clips, applying effects, syncing to BPM, readying media and animating parameters.
We went with short bursts of instruction followed by small practical assignments to get all the features into their fingers.
The day ended with an introduction to MIDI-shortcuts, OSC, DMX and finally projection mapping.
Day two was all about Wire.
The students were already familiar with patching languages, having used Isadora before.
Before too long they had shapes going and made their own effect stacks.
After we introduced them to instancing and feedback loops the patches quickly became more complex and sophisticated.
One of the students came up with a cool effect using edge detection in a feedback loop and syncing it to the BPM, creating a ripple/wave like effect. Being the awesome teachers we are, we picked up his idea and turned it into a nice little effect. Being even more awesome, we are sharing it with all of you.
(requires Resolume 7.12 or up)
Many thanks to the RITCS for having us and thanks to the students for being great people.
We wish you the best of luck with your graduation projects and we hope to see you in the field!
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