Fair Tech and Virtual Fun

IMPAKT Workshop: VJ-ing in Zoom

Jeroen Witjes (IMPAKT), Sabrina Verhage (Creative Coding Amsterdam)

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Get ready for the Bal Masqué with a unique VJ performance

Want to shine during the Bal Masqué on 11 September? This workshop is about VJ-ing and focuses on creating video backgrounds and other video effects to use in your performance. We learn how to create and use virtual backgrounds, visualizations and gifs and looping videos to create a vibrant, fun presentation.
Using software like Zoom, OBS and Snap Camera, we can create our own virtual backgrounds, digital masks, and video compilations, and even perform live coding and VJ sets. This workshop 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.
Spots for the workshop are limited.
You can register at: https://forms.gle/zVjT7vXQTpPcrwwL8
If you have any questions about the workshop and/or software, please email us at battle@impakt.nl
And don’t miss the chance to show off what you have learned at the Bal Masqué on Saturday 11 September!
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.

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
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.

Sabrina Verhage: Sabrina Verhage is an interactive media designer and creative technologist passionate about immersive interactive environments. Highly fascinated by the influence of modern technology on human behavior, she strives to create engaging experiences that enable social interaction and change. As a media artist Sabrina has created and exhibited several interactive installations and generative artworks e.g., for Hack the Art World (https://hacktheartworld.com/). Sabrina co-founded Creative Coding Amsterdam, a monthly meetup for enthusiasts. Besides organizing events she deeply enjoys teaching creative coding workshops for beginners as well as advanced users.