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Workshop (Calgary): QLab Intensive

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Workshop (Calgary): QLab Intensive


Led by longtime Ghost River Theatre audiovisual designer and programmer Matthew Waddell, the QLab Intensive is a hands-on introduction to the tools and techniques used in audiovisual design for theatre and multimedia performance. This four-day, 18 hour, workshop will combine lectures, live demos and in-class exercises that will guide participants through the process of media design from conception to delivery. The intensive is intended for students, technicians, designers, artists, and educators with little to novice experience with multimedia design or digital tools.


• QLab as a multimedia playback and control system. Qlab will be the backbone of this intensive and we will learn it from the ground up, starting with the very basics and slowly moving through its many features. We will look at how build basic and complex audio and video cues, how to apply live effects, video mapping onto custom surfaces and non-conventional shapes, working with multiple projectors and show control using MIDI and OSC.

• Audio techniques and tools including: effects, surround-sound and live performance systems. We will look at proper audio workflow techniques and software tools for making your audio sound better in any environment.

• Video techniques and tools including: efficient workflow, content creation, live camera manipulation, codecs, resolutions and how to deal with large video formats while using a slow or older computer.

*No previous knowledge of Qlab required.

January 31, 2019: 6pm – 9pm
February 1st: 6pm – 9pm
February 2nd: 10am – 5pm
February 3rd: 10am – 5pm

F.R. Matthews Theatre at the University of Calgary

Early bird/Equity rate: $350 + GST
After January 4th, 2019: $375 + GST


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