Digital Workshops

SPATIAL AUDIO: ‘Ways of Hearing’

  • Moritz Fehr (DE)
  • 2nd & 3rd March 2019
  • Duration: Saturday 2nd 10am-5pm; Sunday 3rd 10am-4pm
    Max participants: 8
    Level: Introductory to intermediate level
    Cost: €120

During this two day workshop, participants will be guided through in creating a short composition that will be spatialized using the Ambisonics surround sound technology. We will explore the possibilities of working with virtual sound spaces as well as other artistic strategies of confronting space with sound.

Given the fact that sound can be used as a method to engage with, alter or to animate the experience of moving images, environments, architecture and other types of existing structures, we will discuss different aspects of how the perception of time and space is shaped by sound in installation art and contemporary composition techniques.

All participants are asked to choose a single still image representing a space (for example a reproduction of painting, photo or sketch) and to bring a print to the workshop (Fire Station can print this for you). Based on the image, each participant will create a short sound collage that will be extrapolated into a sounding space.

As a first part of the workshop, participants will be instructed and guided in their choice of a technical approach to record and create the collage. All methods of composing can be employed: field-recording, generating sound, voice recording or working with found footage/archival material. In the second part, participants will learn to set up and use an Ambisonics environment in Reaper (DAW). Finally, we will listen to and discuss all results on a spatial arrangement of speakers.  

KEY TOPICS

  • To learn about spatialized sound and its artistic possibilities
  • To create a virtual sound space using Ambisonics technology (an Ambisonics microphone will be provided by FSAS)
  • To learn the workflow of multi-channel editing in Reaper (DAW)

REQUIREMENTS

  • Artists’ must have basic to intermediate experience in working with audio editing software and sound recording techniques
  • Please bring your laptop (mac or pc) headphones, and if possible a handheld sound recorder
  • A print and digital file of a still image representing a space (A3 size)  fire station can print your image in A3.
  • USB flash drive (EXFAT formatted)
  • Install Reaper (www.reaper.fm) on your laptop (free open source software) 

TUTOR BIO:

Moritz Fehr is an artist working in time-based media, including site-specific installation, spatial sound and experimental film.

An abandoned gold- and copper mine, the empty frame of the stolen painting The Concert by Vermeer, the Veterinary Anatomy Theatre in Berlin and a historic large-scale panoramic painting in Bavaria have been, among others, subjects of his work.

His projects engage with constellations of objectivity and emotion, technology, infrastructure, music and the sonic environment. Moritz creates installations that often have an immersive appearance, either using methods of hyper-realistic simulation (spatial sound and stereoscopic images) or employ site-specific strategies of amplification or evocation of existing subjects, structures or spaces with sound.

Projects have been presented at exhibitions, screenings and festivals internationally, for example at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston), Skulpturenmuseum Glaskasten (Marl), Youkobo Art Space (Tokyo), Humboldt Box (Berlin), The Museum of Jurassic Technology (Los Angeles), Kunstsaele (Berlin), Beyond 3D Festival (Karlsruhe), Grimm Museum (Kassel), Barrick Museum of Art (Las Vegas), After the Butcher Gallery (Berlin), Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum (Washington DC), Kunstverein Hildesheim, Goethe Institute (Lagos), Hygiene Museum Dresden and others.

Some of his sound pieces are permanently installed and can be visited at the Velaslavasy Panorama (Los Angeles), Jerusalem Panorama (Altoetting) and Continuous Drift (Dublin). Radio works have been broadcasted on WDR3 and Deutschlandradio Kultur Klangkunst.

He has also worked on several commissioned sound projects, for example at Grimm Museum Kassel (with Studio TheGreenEyl Berlin), for Gerard Byrne’s video installation “In Our Time”, presented at Skulpturprojekte Münster, Simon Fujiwara’s “The Humanizer” at IMMA Dublin and at Universalmuseum Joanneum in Graz.

Moritz Fehr lives and works in Berlin. He received a Diploma in Media Art and Design from Bauhaus-University Weimar, Germany and studied at Tokyo National University of the Arts in Japan. Also from Bauhaus University, he holds a Ph.D. in Fine Arts and was awarded grants from the DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), the State of Thuringia and the Bauhaus Research School in Weimar.

BOOKING INFO:

We advise booking in advance as soon as possible. As these courses or for a limited number of participants, they can fill up quickly. To book your seat on this course, contact: artadmin@firestation.ie

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INTRODUCTION TO DA VINCI RESOLVE 15

  • Michael Healy (UK)
  • 13th & 14th April 2019
  • 10am – 5pm
  • 120
  • Duration: Saturday 13th 10am-5pm; Sunday 14th 10am-4pm
    Max participants: 8
    Level: Introductory/ beginners

‘DaVinci Resolve 15 is the world’s first solution that combines professional offline and online editing, color correction, audio post-production and now visual effects all in one software tool.’

Fire Station has migrated its primary post-production software in relation to video, audio, color, VFX, and delivery of projects to DaVinci Resolve in our 4K edit suite. While we continue to maintain FCPX and other software, DaVinci is leading the way for the most efficient, effective, and quality outcome for the development and finishing of artists projects. Historically, DaVinci was the main software used by film post-production studios for colour grading and the finishing of projects. Now, it combines editing, audio, colour, and VFX in one package seamlessly. Whether you are working on standard, HD, 4K or with larger material, pending on your hardware, the post-production workflow has now become a smooth process.

In working with Michael Healy (UK), a Black Magic Design certified trainer in DaVinci Resolve, by the end of the course participants will know how to setup projects, become familiar with the interface, import media and use metadata to speed up their workflow. Mark selections and edit clips within the timeline. Retime clips, add transitions and pan and scan photos. How to navigate the Fusion page, using a node-based interface. Primary and secondary corrections using Resolve’s legendary colour tools. How to match shots, use color management, create looks, and grade multiple clips. How to use Power Windows, track objects in a shot, use curves and add Resolve FX, also how to deliver projects to a variety of formats.

This first course in DaVinci Resolve is aimed at artists working in moving-image, video, film, audio, at an introductory level. Later in the year, Fire Station is providing a second course in July 2019 on DaVinci Resolve. The second course will be delivered by Michael Healy at an advanced level.

KEY STAGES & TOPICS: 

            •  Intro to the Resolve Layout / Pages

            •  Organising a New Project in the Media Page / Bins / Smart Bins

            •  Assembling a Rough Cut

            •  Moving Clips in the Timeline

            •  Refining a Timeline

            •  Applying Transitions and Effects

            •  Working with Audio on the Edit Pag

            •  Introduction to Creating Graphics and Effects in Fusion

            •  Basic Colour Correction / Reading Scopes / Windows / Tracking

            •  Performing Primary Colour Corrections / Primary and Log Wheels

            •  Making Secondary Colour Adjustments / Qualifier / HSL curves

            •  Designing Creative Looks and Versions

            •  Delivering a Final Program

            •  Managing Media and Databases

REQUIREMENTS:

  • This course supports DaVinci Resolve 15 for both Mac and Windows.
  • To use your own PC or Mac computer system.
  • To have a basic understanding of video editing, or some basic experience in working with video editing software.
  • To have basic experience with using moving-image, video, in your practice.
  • It is essential that participants upgrade to the most current version in advance of the course so that everybody can follow along using the same software.
  • DaVinci Resolve is free to download and use:
  • https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/davinciresolve/

TUTOR BIO:

Michael Healy - DaVinci Resolve Certified Trainer:

Michael is a post-production trainer with significant experience delivering classes based around editing, audio, visual effects and colour grading. He currently teaches on both the BA in Film Practice and MA in Editing and Post-Production at London South Bank University whilst also delivering training classes for MET Film School, Academy Class, SAE Institute and Royal Holloway, University of London. He is an accredited trainer for both AVID Media Composer and Blackmagic Design working with the latter to deliver courses based around DaVinci Resolve.

BOOKING INFO:

We advise booking in advance as soon as possible. As these courses or for a limited number of participants, they can fill up quickly. Please note that as per our chairtable goal, our course are offered to practising visual artists only and that we cannot accept students.To book your seat on this course, contact: artadmin@firestation.ie

FURTHER LINKS:

Have a look back into our course delivered by Michael Healy in 2018 (click the link below):

https://youtu.be/ENil_nSXKtg

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