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	Image: Sam Smith Cameraman 2011 (detail), production video still. Courtesy of the artist and Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney

Video art workshop

Explore video art techniques with video artist Sam Smith

Join acclaimed Australian artist Sam Smith for a hands-on video art workshop. Participants will join Sam in learning some key video art techniques and how to apply special effects using Final Cut Pro and Adobe® After Effects®. The workshop will look at green screen compositing, motion tracking and basic editing to create a simple video. At the end of the day participants will be able to take their work home and later upload their own projects to a special online channel. The day will also include tours of the exhibitions Sam Smith: Cameraman and Unguided tours: Anne Landa Award for video and new media arts 2011.

Sam Smith has long been interested in the capacity of moving images to manipulate our sense of time and space and to absorb viewers into fictitious realms.

Schedule

10.15am Registration
10.30am Sam Smith gives a talk in his exhibition Sam Smith: Cameraman
11am Andrew Yip, coordinator of public programs, gives an exhibition talk in Unguided tours
11.30am Workshop session #1: Software overview and green screen compositing
1pm Lunch (provided)
1.30pm Workshop session #2: Motion tracking, editing and output
4.30pm Close

Image: Sam Smith Cameraman 2011 (detail), production video still. Courtesy of the artist and Grantpirrie Gallery, Sydney

Saturday 4 June 2011, 10.30am

$85

Bookings and enquiries: 02 9225 1738

Places are very limited.

All equipment, and lunch, will be provided.

No prior knowledge of video editing is required, though general computer competency is recommended.

Duration 6 hours
Location: Domain Theatre

Related exhibitions: Sam Smith, Unguided tours