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Expanded Cinema: Interactive Installation for Art, Design and Film

Expanded Cinema: Interactive Installation for Art, Design and Film

London College of Communication
Taught by
A respected industry expert


Design for Interaction is a hot subject but can be difficult to access. Max is a user-friendly visual programming language that connects sound, video and OpenGL (3d graphics), network communication, sensors and more. You will have the chance to work on a personal project and leave with additional work for your portfolio.

In three days, you will learn multiple levels of interaction, from a simple reaction to a non-linear narrative while you build your own project using a range of techniques such as sensor technologies and space mapping.

The course will look at multiple levels of interaction from a simple reaction to non-linear narrative using Max as a programming language. Starting with a simple video player connected to a sensor, we will explore tools and techniques to blend an image in a space. You will use some of our tools made for exhibition to synchronize two, four or more videos on multiple screens or simply to place multiple videos on one space. You will then be introduced to commercial software such as Madmapper.

Topics Covered

  • Theoretical aspects of interaction
  • Sensor technologies
  • Space mapping
  • Reactions
  • Non-linear narratives
  • Blending an image into space
  • Synchronising multiple videos
  • Commercial Software

Course Outcomes?
By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the concept and theory of interactive installations
  • Understand the tools to make an effective interactive installation
  • Confidently create your own interactive installation

Who Should Attend
Visual artists and designers wishing to advance their skill in interactive installation.

Intermediate: Please have a working knowledge of Max or complete Max Visual Programmingfor Artist and Designers prior to enrolling in this course

Follow Up Courses
After you have completed this course you may want to get a handle on sound with AppleLogic Pro Audio Production.

Customised Training
We also offer bespoke Expanded Cinema courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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