Low Residency 2015 day 7

Camberwell College of Arts provides a range or resource centres all staffed by amazing artists and designers in their own right. The digital media resource centre was the focus of todays workshop. The students were given only 6 hours to create a collaborative film using as many of the resources as possible.

The workshop was co-ordinated by Matt Edwards, one of the technicians and also a former student on MA Fine Art Digital. Initially he gave the students 30 minutes to come up with an idea for a film, he suggested they split their focus into 3 areas, film, animation and sound but other than that it was completely up to them what and how they created.

The digital media resource centre includes a large suite of computers, some camera kit, animation facilities, sound recording, mixing and editing, a range of scanners, drawing tablets and some amazing technicians. Students were introduced to hyper lapse, live trace and 3D camera tracking, all potentially fascinating creative tools.

Within 20 minutes an idea had emerged and the rest of the morning was spent gathering material to create the film. In the afternoon everything was edited together and finally an impressive film was produced. Not bad for 6 hours work with 21 people contributing various elements. Some of the animation was taking too long to render so couldn’t be included but could appear in a later edit.

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