Hello I forward this on behalf of Denisa Kera from CIANT best wishes maria x -- TransISTor http://transistor.ciant.cz is a training initiative organised by CIANT - International Centre for Art and New Technologiesin 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, PraguePrice per session: € 400 (freelancer) / € 800 (corporate). The price includes training, didactic materials, accommodation and meals.
Application deadline: 14. 04. 2007Scholarships 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. Contact: 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.czIn 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/ Tomáš Petrán( (CZ) http://www.kultinfo.cz/cinepoint/ Session 1: Game modifications and machinima filmsFrom 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 filmDuring 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 cinemaThis 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.
--Maria Chatzichristodoulou [aka maria x] PhD Art and Computational Technologies Goldsmiths Digital Studios www.cybertheater.org