Video Pool Media Arts Centre: Motion Capture With Ease Workshop, June 29

Designed with contemporary artists in mind (performers, animators, video artists, game developers and all curious learners), this workshop will teach the workflow for using Video Pool's new motion capture suit (Perception Neuron) which allows one to create / animate quickly and with ease. You will leave the workshop with the knowledge of how to set up, record data, and apply the data to readymade avatars or 3D objects in Unity (free software). Since Unity is free software you can take this data set home and further your explorations. Workshop open to all skill levels, no previous experience is necessary.

Date: Saturday, June 29th (12-4pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Freya Björg Olafson

About the instructor:

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with video, audio, painting and performance. Her praxis engages with identity and the body, as informed by technology and the Internet. Olafson's work has been presented and exhibited internationally at venues such as the Bauhaus Archiv (Berlin), SECCA – SouthEastern Center for Contemporary Art (North Carolina), Ochoymedio (Quito, Guayaquil and Manta in Ecuador), The National Arts Center / Canada Dance Festival (Ottawa), and Onassis Cultural Center (Athens, Greece). Her video work has screened in festivals and galleries internationally, and is distributed by Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Olafson has benefitted from residencies, most notably through EMPAC – Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (New York), Oboro (Montreal), and Counterpulse (San Francisco). Olafson joined the Dance Department at York University as Assistant Professor with a speciality in screendance in July 2017.

  • To sign up via Paypal please visit www.videopool.org
  • You can also Call: 204-949-9134 ext. 108 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Manager at vped@videopool.org