The Mastery of Immersion Workshop

Barcelona, Spain
Workshop

The Mastery of Immersion is a collaborative programme that aims to investigate the diverse possibilities of creating immersive experiences in fulldome 360º.

Description

The Mastery of Immersion is a collaborative programme that aims to investigate the diverse possibilities of creating immersive experiences in fulldome 360º. The first part of the 28-hour workshop is presented within the MIRA Festival programming, with a workshop and masterclass focused on the use of software and narrative tools in immersive environments.

The Workshop will focus on the introduction and application of the Smode Studio software, a tool that allows users to work in a more agile manner than other programs thanks to its GPU-based architecture and a workflow based on real-time “compositing” through 2D and 3D layers, effects, particle systems and shaders.

Teachers

  • José Vaaliña (Creative director of Eyesberg Studio)
  • Jordi Massó (CG artist and Smode specialist)

Program

On the 29-30-31/10 and 2/11 from 16:00-20:00 a Smode Workshop will be carried out at FIU House + Telenoika where the basic aspects of the software will be taught.

05-06/11 from 11:00-14:00 and from 15:00-18:00 the Workshop continues and will be carried out entirely in the 16m-diameter MIRA Dome by adidas Originals, located in the open area of the festival venue, with the aim of generating 360 audiovisual pieces in groups and directly projecting them onto the structure.

DAY 1: MONDAY 29 OCT: Theory and DIY Mini-Dome

  • Presentation of teachers and students.
  • What is a Fulldome experience?: Theory of Immersion.
  • DIY Desktop Mini-Dome: Build your own dome to preview your immersive experiences with a personal prototype.
  • Software: Cinema 4D & Pepakura.

DAY 2: TUESDAY 30 OCT: Introduction to Smode Studio Part 1

  • Philosophy
  • General Interface
  • Preferences
  • Devices
  • 2D / 3D Layers
  • Shaders
  • Masks
  • Modifiers: Effects and ISF
  • Particle systems
  • Cameras

DAY 3: WEDNESDAY 31 OCT: Introduction to Smode Studio Part 2

  • Animation and Timeline
  • Functions
  • Links
  • MIDI and OSC
  • Management of various compositions
  • Compositions as textures
  • Share Elements
  • Audio-reactive and conversion of audio to Keyframes
  • Camera mapping

DAY 4: FRIDAY 2 NOV: From the computer to the show

  • Performance optimization
  • Quality optimization
  • Bakes, Exports, Consolidate
  • Video outputs, Spout and NDI
  • Overview of Smode Station: Large-scale projects
  • Presentation of projects by the students and guidance to carry them out
  • Practice / Content Creation

DAY 5: MONDAY 5 NOV: Creation of personal projects

  • Practice / Content Creation

DAY 6: TUESDAY 6 NOV: Creation and exhibition of personal projects

  • Practice / Content Creation: Final adjustments and renders
  • Exhibition of student’s work
  • Dinner, opinions, exchange of ideas, Networking

You can learn more about this workshop on the official website and register here.

Event details

Organizer(s): MIRA – Live Visual Arts Festival
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Venue: Fàbrica de Creació Fabra i Coats
Address: Carrer Sant Adrià, 20
Postal code: 08030
City: Barcelona
Country: Spain
Continent: Europe