Exhibiting Moving Image with John Beattie

Presented by visual artist and producer John Beattie, this introductory course will cover the installation of moving image and sound, planning and production methods, spatial considerations, and hardware and software requirements.

Goal:
To provide visual artists with a solid base to efficiently plan and strategize the production of new moving image work to suit specific exhibition imperatives, while expanding the scope of possibilities for such works.

About the Tutor:
John Beattie is a visual artist from Donegal, currently living and working in Dublin. His work examines cultural narratives, primarily through the lens of still and moving-image.

Recent exhibitions include Shadowing the Archives, Dublin Castle in collaboration with the National Archives of Ireland, funded by the Department of the Arts, 2023; Reconstructing Mondrian, his solo museum exhibition at the Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin, 2023; and An Artist, The Studio, and all the rest… Part 1 and Part 2, exhibited as a solo exhibition at the RHA, Dublin, funded by the Arts Council of Ireland. His work is featured in public and private collections such as The Hugh Lane Gallery Collection, The Office of Public Works, and The Arts Council of Ireland Collection.

Beattie has worked independently with visual artists and cultural institutions as a technical advisor and consultant on many projects and exhibitions world-wide. From 2009-2022, he worked at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in the role of Digital Media Manager. For more information, please visit: johnbeattie.ie

Requirements:
Laptop (mac or PC) with a free trial version of Sketch Up software installed. A familiarity with moving image within your arts practice.

Apply:
If wish to attend, please send an outline of your practice and interest in the course to artadmin[at]firestation.ie before Friday, 5 July.

Further information:
The course will take place at Fire Station Artists’ Studios in the Digital Media suite, tea and coffee will be provided. For accessibility details please contact resource[at]firestation.ie
Please note that our programme and facilities are subsidised by the Arts Council of Ireland and reserved for professional visual artists.

Image: Installation view from SHADOWING THE ARCHIVES exhibition at Dublin Castle, John Beattie 2023.

Introduction to Cinematography with Blackmagic 6K Cinema Camera

Goals:
To provide an introduction and practical knowledge in the area of professional digital cinematography using the Black Magic 6K Cinema Camera system to suit visual artists working with the moving image as part of their practice.

Areas covered:
Introduction to moving image production and workflows
Project settings, aspect ratio, lenses
Blackmagic RAW (BRAW) and Look Up Tables (LUTs)
Camera features and interfaces
Monitoring
Lighting
Data management
Using DaVinci Resolve to manage rushes

Requirements:
To have previous experience with shooting and editing digital moving image
Being familiar with DaVinci Resolve software is an advantage

Suggested:
If you have an iPhone, install the blackmagic camera app and familiarise yourself with the interface. https://www.blackmagicdesign.com/products/blackmagiccamera

To apply:
Please email Digital Media Manager, Helena Gouveia Monteiro (resource@firestation.ie), with some information about your practice and our experience with moving image and an outline of your interest in the course before Friday, 12 April.

About the Tutor:
Dean Kavanagh is a filmmaker from Ireland. He has created 70 short and 6 feature films that combine experimental and narrative forms using contemporary and retrograde motion picture technology. Over the past 16 years he has worked in the film industry as a cinematographer, offline editor and data wrangler. He was also employed by the Irish Film Institute as their Digital Media Technician, and worked as part of the Irish Film Programming department. He currently works as a film and digital media archivist within a broadcast environment.
Dean’s feature film ‘Hole in the Head’ was voted as one of the best films of 2022 by The Irish Times. His work is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland and he was a recipient of the Next Generation Artists’ Award. He is a Berlinale Talent alumnus, and a member of the European Film Academy. deankavanagh.com

3D Objects – From Scan to Print

Goals:
To provide visual artists working with sculpture and digital technology with an overview of the workflow, software, and technical requirements for scanning and printing 3D models.

Areas covered:
Digitising objects: photogrammetry and 3D scanning
Loading the work: mesh control software
Processing the files: digital modelling software
Preparing digital assets: 3D slicing software
Ensuring files are suitable for printing
Exporting digital models
3D printing
Software: MeshLab, Blender, Cura (full list and details will be provided)

Requirements:
• To be computer literate and reasonably comfortable with the digital 3D environment.
• To use your own PC or Mac computer system where possible (FSAS has a limited amount of Mac/PC desktop computers and these can be made available on a first come, first served basis).
• To bring an object to scan that is larger than 10cm, solid, opaque, and with simple geometric lines (intricate organic textures, glossy or transparent surfaces, and thin or perforated walls will not be suitable).
• To install the necessary software in advance of the course (all details will be provided).

About the Tutor:
Tadhg Charles is a visual professional and educator with a background in architecture and computation. His recent work examines the hybridisation of digital tools for the purposes of accessibility and representation. As a tutor, he has facilitated courses on hybrid fabrication and emergent technology in institutions across Europe, designing and implementing workflows that allow for the easy realisation and transference of content between the physical and digital realms while assisting visual artists to achieve their project goals.

To book your place on this course, email artadmin@firestation.ie.

DaVinci Resolve (Advanced)

Black Magic Design certified tutor Michael Healy will deliver a two-day advanced course aimed at practising visual artists working with moving-image and VFX, who wish to advance their skills using DaVinci Resolve editing and post-production software.

This advanced level course is primarily focused on DaVinci’s Fusion page, a complete 2D and 3D workspace with over 200 tools for visual effects and motion graphics including compositing, vector painting, keying, rotoscoping, text animation, tracking, stabilisation, and more.

Areas covered:

  • Merging and compositing
  • Visual effects and masks
  • Animating 2D and 3D Titles
  • Object removal with vector painting
  • Green/blue screen replacement
  • Tracking
  • Overview of 3D compositing and motion graphics
  • 3D particle effects

Requirements:

  • To have a good understanding of video editing and experience in working with editing software and moving images.
  • Although not a requirement, having attended a previous DaVinci Resolve Beginners Course at FSAS is a distinct advantage.
  • To use your own PC or Mac computer system where possible (FSAS has a limited number of Mac/PC desktop computers which can be made available on a first come first served basis).
  • 32GB RAM is recommended.
  • Michael Healy & FSAS will provide all video and audio content for the course.

About the Tutor:
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.

To apply for this course, email artadmin@firestation.ie. The places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

DaVinci Resolve (Beginners)

This two-day introductory level course is aimed at practising visual artists working with moving-image, sound, and VFX. Led by Michael Healy, a professional Black Magic Design certified tutor, the course provides visual artists with an introduction and practical knowledge in the area of professional video editing and post-production with the leading industry standard software, DaVinci Resolve.

Areas covered:
• Intro to the DaVinci Resolve 18 Layout / Pages
• Organising a New Project in the Media Page
• Moving Clips in the Timeline and Assembling a Rough Cut
• Refining a Timeline, Applying Transitions and Effects
• Overview of Audio and Fairlight Page
• Overview of Colour page and basic Grading / Scopes / Tracking
• Performing Primary Colour Corrections
• Delivering a Final Program
• Managing Media and Databases

Requirements:
• To have a basic understanding of video editing, and/or some basic experience in working with video editing software.
• To use your own PC or Mac computer system where possible (Fire Station has a limited amount of Mac/PC desktop computers and these can be made available on a first come first
serve basis).
• To have basic experience with digital moving-image in your arts practice.
• Michael Healy & FSAS will provide all video and audio content for the course.

About the Tutor:
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.

To apply for this course, email artadmin@firestation.ie. The places will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

3D Scanning – Einscan H

3D SCANNING – EINSCAN H

Lecture and presentation-style course

Martin Downey, 3D Technology Ltd

October 21, 2022

Daylong in-person session

€60

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