The workshop proposed by PSIHODROM is developed around the production of audio / video shows, with emphasis on techniques of generating video content from sound / music, with the use of a specialized software application called Touchdesigner.
The participants in the workshop will have the opportunity to experiment with this application and discover what happens behind an audio-video show, from concept to execution, and live performance. Elements of the workshop are essential activities that the participants will become familiar with: generating real-time video images, usage of sound in generatign video, using the openGL shader, and designing an audio-video installation. This workshop is for people who want to experiment with the creation of video art installations, audio-video shows or multimedia experiences using existing technology and specialized software applications.
Experience with Python, openGL or C ++ is more than useful due to the features of the Touchdesigner application.
Experience in creating electronic music or video content is good to have, but not essential for this workshop.
The software will be made available as a download link from the manufacturer website.
The software license is obtained free of charge by registering as a user on the Derivative website, and then issuing a free license from the user license panel.
(OPTIONAL AND VERY USEFUL IF WE USE THE FREE VERSION OF TOUCHDESIGNER)
Demo version is enough.
Apple macOS 10.11 or better
A minimum of 1GB GPU memory and use of the most recent Nvidia drivers, AMD drivers or Intel drivers is recommended. TouchDesigner uses OpenGL. Desktop Cards Nvidia GeForce 600 Series Card or better AMD HD 7000 Series Card or better
Nvidia Quadro K Series Card or better
AMD W or V Series Card or better
Integrated Graphics NOTE: Not all features are supported on integrated video chipsets and there is a lower expectation on overall performance.
Intel HD4000, HD5000 and above
A three-button mouse with scroll-wheel is required.
Kinect V2 sensor, Korg Volca system or any other electronic music creation tool for those who are passionate.
Eugen (VJ Bürger) is a visual artist from Constanța, graduate of the Faculty of Fine Arts and Design of the Western University of Timisoara, dedicated to graphic design (poster, book), video animation, video and cartographic projections, video installations, with over 10 years of visual identity experience for corporations, advertising and visual art.
He debuted as a video artist (VJ) in 2007 for the rock band Timisoara Implant pentru refuz and acted as the official visual artist their for 10 years.
In 2009, together with the artists Michaela Konrad (illustrator) and Daniel Dorobanțu (video editor and composer), he produced video works for the audiovisual installation ""Memories of Now"", which was exhibited at the Next Comic Festival, part of the Ars Electronica Center in Linz (Austria). The ""Memories of Now"" installation generated another three episodes signed by the same group of artists and was presented as a permanent exhibit in the ""Deep Space"" Hall at Ars Electronica Center Linz until 2014.
In 2014 he started to make regular visual art shows for Escape Kru, a local promoter and event organizer.
In the meantime - together with a group of local artists - he founded ""Psihodrom"", a group for audiovisual art with works at various campaigns, festivals and brand events: Lighting the future through education (2015), Timishort Film Festival (2017), Timișoara Rocks (2016, 2017), Made in TM (2014) and others.
In 2016 VJ Bürger played an active role as part of the TM2021 competition team, offering visual mapping and video projection services for the final presentation of the national competition in which Timisoara was designated the European Capital of Culture for the year 2021.
VJ Bürger continues to expand his techniques, always trying to find new ways to experience different visual and graphic styles such as graphic design in movement, animation, multimedia design, scenography and graphic design. With a considerable portfolio of over 100 clients, over time he collaborated with the ""Csiki Gergely"" Hungarian Theater from Timisoara, Timisoara City Hall, TM2021 Association, ADR Vest, Made in TM and is an active member of the Psihodrom and Escape Underground Hub art groups.