IM4 Media Labs Augmented Reality Demonstration
IM4 Media Labs Augmented Reality Demonstration

Call for Participants | Workshop by IM4 Media Lab

Friday, November  22 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
Plug In Institute of Contemporary Art | 1, 460 Portage Ave | Winnipeg MB | Canada

Plug In ICA presents a workshop and presentation by IM4 Media Lab as part of Labour of Love: On Digital Economies in the Arts, a series of lectures, screenings, and workshops focused on digital economies of labour in the arts.

Workshop Dates: Friday, November 22 & Saturday, November 23, 2019 | 10am-4pm

Lecture: Friday, November 22, 2019 | 6pm

Location: Plug-In ICA, 460 Portage Ave. Unit 1, Winnipeg, MB

Workshop Overview
The workshop is a comprehensive 2-day Intro to VR/AR/360 video workshop that empowers Indigenous students with the tools, knowledge, and skills required to create their own live action immersive experiences. It will showcase how Indigenous media creators have used and embraced VR/AR/360 video. Throughout the two days, the instructor will provide a clear understanding to the VR/360 filmmaking process offering tools, knowledge, and on-hand experience to enable students with the skills to create their own VR/360 video project using the new technologies.

DAY 1 Objectives: Pre-Production: What is VR/AR? What is 360 Video? 360 filmmaking process, 360 cameras, Insta360 One X, test shoot, reviewing footage in headset, view Indigenous VR/AR/360 projects, Storyboarding.

DAY 2 Objectives: Production & Post-Production, principles of editing, special effects, exporting and publishing.

About the IM4 Media Lab

Envisioned and developed by Indigenous filmmaker Loretta Todd, the Indigenous Matriarchs 4 Lab is a collaboration with Emily Carr University of Art and Design and Indigenous media professionals, including Doreen Manuel, Cease Wyss, and Tracey Kim Bonneau. The IM4 Lab is designed to build an ecosystem of Indigenous VR/AR/360 developers, technicians, storytellers, media professionals and artists to participate in and influence the growth of Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR/AR/360).

Instructor – Olivier Leroux
Olivier is an experienced VR Director and DOP originally from Quebec, now living and working as a respectful uninvited guest on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people in Vancouver BC. Olivier started to experiment with 360 video in 2013 building custom 360 rigs in the days before pre-stitched cameras. He has since directed numerous immersive 360-degree video experiences for different marketing companies including the tourism office of British Columbia and the History Channels’ series titled Vikings. Olivier is a leader in the creation of new media and also offers consulting services to other Canadian based VR companies. He is also an Adjunct Professor responsible for teaching a course in Immersive Journalism at UBC. Additionally, Olivier is currently completing a 360 series called Journeys of our Coast which was produced in collaboration with Google.

Guest Speaker – Casey Koyczan

Casey holds a Multimedia Production Diploma from Lethbridge College, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Thompson Rivers University, and is attending the University of Manitoba in the Fall 2019 to work on a Master of Fine Arts degree. His artwork has been shown across Canada, in parts of Europe and South America. He is also a musician, actor, writer, and overall arts advocate for future generations in the Northwest Territories. Recently, Casey attended ImagineNative 2019 to present a project that he created as an installation on the shore of Russell Lake. It was constructed as a multi-use shelter for local hunting, fishing, and berry-picking; but also as a stage. On the shelter, Koyczan performs “Fish eyes”; a live-looping electro-alternative song as his artist persona ‘NAHGA”. This experimental VR music video was heavily influenced by the beauty of the Behchokǫ̀ area

** How to apply: Please fill out and submit a registration form. **

IM4 Workshop Registration Form

(IM4 Media Lab funders require a SIN number and a status card number. Important Note: Plug In ICA will cover the costs of those without status cards.)

The workshop offered by the IM4 Media Lab is free for all participants.

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