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Video synthesis with Vsynth workshop

Tuesdays 15, 22, 29th Sept & 6 Oct

[The time for this workshop has been changed to start 15th September]

Kevin Kripper is back for a re-edition of this successful Vsynth workshop. Video-conferencing from Buenos Aires, Argentina, Kevin teaches this series of 4 interactive workshops. The course covers the fundamentals of video synthesis, modulations, filters, and more. Learn to perform live with sophisticated visuals in 4 weeks!

Vsynth is among the most popular third-party module of Max, with over 13,000 downloads. Vsynth is a high level package of modules for Max/Jitter that together make a modular video synthesizer. Its simplicity makes it the perfect tool to introduce video synthesis and image processing. Vsynth is used within Max, and connected to other softwares and hardwares it becomes a powerful and adaptable video tool for any kind of interactive video.

Requirements

  • Level: intermediate
  • Basic knowledge of Max and Jitter
  • Have Max 8 installed
  • Familiarity with audio-synthesis or computer graphics would be useful

Here’s what you’ll learn

This series of 4 workshops teaches to use the different 80 modules that come with Vsynth. You will explore video techniques and practices allowing you to design stunning interactive visuals, and complex patterns that can be found in nature, such as fractals. 

8th Sept: video oscillators, mixers, colorizers

15th Sept: modulations (pm, fm, pwm, hue, among others)

22nd Sept: filters/convolutions and video feedback techniques

29th Sept: working with presets, scenes, audio and midi

Here’s an overview of Vsynth.

About the workshop leader

Kevin Kripper (Buenos Aires, 1991) is a visual artist and indie software developer. He works on projects that link art, technology, education and toolmaking. He  has exhibited in festivals such as +CODE, Innovar, Wrong Biennale, MUTEK, among others. In 2016 he won first place at the Itaú Visual Arts Award with his work Deconstrucento. He creates digital tools for visual artists and musicians since 2012. In 2017, he participated to the Toolmaker residency at Signal Culture (Owego, NY). In 2018, he received a mention in the Technology applied to Art category from the ArCiTec Award for the development of Vsynth.

https://www.instagram.com/vsynth74/

https://cycling74.com/articles/an-interview-with-kevin-kripper

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