Get ready for the Bal Masqué
Over the past two years, a big part of our life has moved to virtual spaces. We learned to live, meet, work and celebrate online. In the Bal Masqué, we explore these new virtual environments as spaces for creativity, shared experiences, identity building, collectivity and fun. With the use of software like Zoom, OBS and Snap Camera, we can create our own virtual backgrounds, digital masks, video compilations and even perform live coding and VJ sets. IMPAKT [Centre for Media Culture], in collaboration with Ars Electronica and the European Media Art Platform (EMAP), organizes two workshops where you can familiarize yourself with these new tools and platforms and start using them to build your own online performance sets. This second workshop is about VJ-ing and focuses on the creation of video backgrounds and other video effects to use in your performance.
The Video Background workshop will teach participants how to create and use virtual backgrounds, visualizations and gifs and looping videos to create a vibrant, fun presentation. And don’t miss the chance to show off what you have learned during this workshop! On Saturday 11 September, you can present your performance and battle with us at the Bal Masqué: EMAP x IMPAKT. Our workshop givers will teach you tips and tricks on how to most efficiently remove your own background and how to create individual layers, effects and filters in OBS (Open Broadcaster Software) that you can use to create a unique VJ performance.
The final part of the workshop will be dedicated to how to create your own live coding performances. Requirements: A laptop, PC or Mac, ideally with Windows 10 or macOS 11 (Big Sur) installed, that is able to run OBS and video conferencing software. Internet connection Webcam Zoom (download here: https://zoom.us/download) – we will use Zoom for presentation materials & tutorials Open Broadcaster Software (https://obsproject.com/) Additionally, if you own a green screen or a Nvidia RTX 2060 GPU or better, please use these as well as it will increase the quality of the background removal. However, these are not needed. If you have any questions about the workshop and/or software, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org Spots for the workshop are limited. To participate, register at: https://forms.gle/zVjT7vXQTpPcrwwL8