[artinfo] Training in 3D games and future cinema, Prague

Denisa K denisakera at volny.cz
Thu Feb 1 20:37:53 CET 2007

TransISTor http://transistor.ciant.cz is a training initiative 
organised by CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies
in cooperation with FAMU - Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague 
supported by the MEDIA Training Programme of the European Union.

TransISTor focuses on computer games technologies while opening up their creative potential for non-gaming storytelling domains including art, cinema, TV, educational applications and cross-media productions. 

Session 1:  Game modifications and machinima films
14. 06. - 17. 06. 2007, Prague  
Session 2: Motion capture and stereoscopy for games and film
03. 07. - 06. 07. 2007, Karlovy Vary during the International Film Festival

Session 3:  Serious games, web 2.0 and future cinema
09. 07. - 12. 07. 2006, Prague

Price per session: ? 400 (freelancer) / ? 800 (corporate). The price includes training, didactic materials, accommodation and meals.

Application deadline: 14. 04. 2007

Scholarships are available through the organiser and the MEDIA desk offices in the participants` home country. In case you need further assistance with the funding, please contact us. We strongly encourage applications from women and members of minority groups.

Working language is English.

Please register at our website to receive the updates.

CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologies
Address: Kubelíkova 27, 130 00 Prague, Czech Republic
Tel.: +42 (0) 296 330 965, Fax: +42 (0) 296 330 964
e-mail: transistor2007 AT ciant.c, URL: http://transistor.ciant.cz

In 2007 TransISTor offers three intensive training sessions that combine practical workshops, case studies and theoretical presentations by renowned professionals from Europe, USA and Japan. Among the presenters there will be:

Viktor Antonov (FR)   http://www.vulkanbros.com/ 

Friedrich Kirschner (AT)   http://www.zeitbrand.de/ 

Julian Oliver (NZ)    http://www.selectparks.net/~julian/ 

Tomás Petrán (CZ)   http://www.kultinfo.cz/cinepoint/ 

Session 1: Game modifications and machinima films

>From combination of comics and video games to films created with game engines. This session will provide an overview of tools and techniques used for customizing and expanding computer games. We will examine issues of game design and game play in the context of cross media production. The goal is to explore the basics of how to create and modify game levels. In the intensive 4-day workshop your will create your first machinima film.

Session 2: Motion capture and stereoscopy for games and film

During the intensive 4-day workshop you will investigate different motion capture techniques and carry out a collaborative project. Experienced tutors will explain the different motion capture systems, the process of setting sensors, recording sessions and the computer data post-processing. The goal is to experience the latest technologies, to integrate them and to create your own stereoscopic film with special effects.

Session 3: Serious games, web 2.0 and future cinema

This session is focused on the alternative forms of games and web 2.0 applications that are used for entertainment as well as for non-entertainment purposes such as art, edutainment, marketing, simulations, management and public policy. We will look closer at how these technologies are used for non-gaming events and processes, including simulations of business and military operations, psychotherapy or medicine. In the workshop you will create your own serious game scenario and experiment with web 2.0 applications, e.g. Google map mashups in art, business and cinema. 

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