QLAB Intensive

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QLAB Intensive

The deadline for this opportunity has passed.

Calling all indie artists, the community theatre fam, creators, and collaborators! Ghost River Theatre is offering our annual beginner’s QLAB Intensive this January.

Learn how to program basic light/sound/projection and level up your communication skills when talking with designers and technicians. Thinking of taking your show on the road? Knowing how to build a basic QLAB file or even how to go in and tweak one could save your butt!

Perfect for community and indie artists, the QLab Intensive is led by long-time Ghost River Theatre audiovisual designer and programmer, Matthew Waddell. The 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 with a focus on technical execution and problem-solving. The intensive is intended for students, technicians, designers, artists, and educators with little to novice experience of multimedia design or digital tools.

Registration is now open.

For more information or to register, visit ghostrivertheatre.com.

The Intensive Covers

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 to 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: 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: 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. Basic knowledge of Apple computers and operating system recommended.

Dates and Times: 

  • Thursday, January 23, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Friday, January 24, 2020, 6:00 – 9:00pm
  • Saturday, January 25, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm
  • Sunday, January 26, 2020, 10:00am – 5:00pm

Location: University of Calgary (2500 University Drive NW)

  • Early Bird (Register by Monday, December 23, 2019) $350+GST
  • Equity $350+GST
  • Regular $450+GST

Jan 23 – 26, 2020

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