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Classes, Classes, Classes [us NYC & Brooklyn]

pixelhw1.gifHarvestworks fall classes are starting in October. Again Harvestworks offers a wide variety of classes in audio and video production — 28 in all — and concentrates on numerous special topics in the area of interactive programming in Max/MSP and Jitter.

Also, this year Harvestworks will team up with LEMUR in a move to expand educational opportunities in Art & Technology. LEMUR will offer hardware-oriented classes, which complement Harvestworks software-oriented classes. Harvestwork Classes: Harvestworks offers small personal classes in their newly designed classroom. Classes classes come with 8hrs of lab time in their computer lab. For inquiries or to sign up call Hans Tammen at 212-431-1130 ext 13.

MULTIMEDIA & VIDEO CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO FLASH ANIMATION
Linda Post
Mondays, Oct 8, 15, 22 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
Students will be guidedthrough the flash interface and learn how to create animation, add audio, basic interactivity, and publish animations for the web.

INTRODUCTION TO FINAL CUT PRO
Lauren Petty
A: Wednesdays, Oct 10, 17, 24 – 6:30-9:30pm
B: Thursdays, Dec 6, 13, 20 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
This class will introduce you to the basics of desktop editing using Apple’s Final Cut Pro Studio.

INTRODUCTION TO PODCASTING
Marlon Barrios-Solano
Fridays, Oct 19, 26 – 6:30-9:30pm
$220/$285
How to create a podcast, putting it online, and allow people to subscribe to it.

DYNAMIC WEBSITE TOOL KIT – WEB 2.0 FOR ARTISTS
Marlon Barrios-Solano
Fridays, Nov 30, Dec 7, 14 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
Participants of this workshop will learn to develop, integrate and maintain their own web site using open source digital tools and services available in the internet using blog-style systems capable of rich multimedia integration fed from different sites and services such as You Tube and Flickr.

DVD PRODUCTION
Mark Read
Mondays, Dec 3, 10, 17 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
Learn the basics of DVD Production with Apple’s powerful DVD Studio Pro.

AUDIO CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO PROTOOLS
Gisburg Smialek
A: Tuesdays, Oct 9, 16, 23 – 6:30-9:30pm
B: Wednesdays, Dec 5, 12, 19 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
This hands-on class explores the basics of sound editing using Digidesigns’ ProTools 7.

INTRODUCTION TO SURROUND SOUND
Paul Geluso
Monday, Oct 22, – 6:30-9:30pm
$110/$170
From monitor setups to DVD authoring, a practical discussion of the software, production techniques and presentation strategies artists need to consider in multichannel sound production.

DESIGNING A CONTROL ROOM FOR YOUR AUDIO STUDIO
Omid Bürgin
Monday, Dec 3, 6:30 – 10:30pm
Special Price: $50
The Control Room Design lecture is build on sound acoustical principles, it also covers basic listening techniques.

SURROUND SOUND FOR ARTISTS
Paul Geluso
Tuesdays, Nov 27, Dec 4, 11 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385 + $160 Studio Fee
In this hands-on class students will explore multichannel sound on their own projects under the guidance of Harvestworks’ Chief Engineer Paul Geluso. Includes 4hrs of lab time in our surround sound studio.

MAX/MSP/JITTER & INTERACTIVE CLASSES

INTRODUCTION TO MAX/MSP
Matthew Ostrowski
A: Thursdays, Oct 11, 18, 25 and Nov 1 – 6:30-9:30pm
B: Tuesdays, Nov 27, Dec 4, 11, 18
$430/$490
This introductory course includes basic programming with Max, MIDI, control, user interfaces, timing objects, and scaling/mapping numbers.

INTERMEDIATE MAX/MSP FOR DJ/VJs
Matthew Ostrowski
Tuesdays, Nov 6, 13, 20 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
This course for students at an intermediate level will take the class through the creation of a basic DJ/VJ patch, with an emphasis on program architecture and assembling an efficient system.

LFOs IN MAX/MSP
Peter McCullough
Wednesday, Nov 7 – 6:30-9:30pm
$110/$170
Envelope followers and LFOs (low frequency oscillators) have a broad applicability for a range of processes from feedback delay to synthesis to granular sampling, and this class will discuss how to incorporate these processes into your patches.

INTRODUCTION TO JITTER
Matthew Ostrowski
Thursdays, Nov 8, 15, 29 – 6:30-9:30pm
$325/$385
The course will be in the format of a hands-on workshop to get Max users familiar with the Jitter object system.

SPATIALIZATION IN MAX/MSP
Zachary Seldess
Fridays, Nov 9, 16 – 6:30-9:30pm
$220/$280
This class will explore the design of performance and authoring tools for real-time multi-channel sound spatialization using Max/MSP/Jitter.

THE WII AS AN INTERFACE FOR PERFORMANCE AND INSTALLATION
Curtis Bahn
Saturday, Nov 10, noon – 6pm
$220/$280
This basic class will explore the popular Wii controller as an incredibly powerful physical interface for interactive performance, and as a tool for exploring more complex relationships mapped between media and the body.

FEEDBACK IN MAX/MSP – USING THE BEAST
Peter McCullough
Wednesday, Nov 14 – 6:30-9:30pm
$110/$170
Feedback is the dreaded enemy of live sound engineers and DSP programmers, but when properly controlled it also offers enormous potential for sound transformation.

FASTER PROGRAMMING IN MAX
Adam Kendall
Monday, Nov 19 – 6:30-9:30pm
$110/$170
This workshop focuses on techniques to save programming time, to make patches easier to reuse in mutliple projects.

MAX/MSP FOR JITTERISTS
Zachary Seldess
Wednesdays, Nov 21, 28 – 6:30-9:30pm
$220/$280
This class, intended for jitter artists, will explore various methods of using audio to drive, process, and generally mess with your jitter patches.

Please note that Harvestworks’ students in this field are eligible for Cycling 74’s educational discount on purchasing Max/MSP and Jitter.

CLASSES FOR TEENS

MUSIC PRODUCTION CAMP FOR TEENS
Gisburg Smialek
Saturdays Oct 20 through Dec 15 (except Nov 24) – 10am-1pm
$850 + $75 for the membership
Students will spend 8 days in the recording studio – writing lyrics, performing or directing, playing, recording, editing, mixing and producing a CD or performance.

MAKING A MOVIE! – CAMP FOR TEENS
Mark Read
Saturdays and Sundays, Dec 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 – 10am – 4pm
Cost: $1000 + $75 for the membership
Students will spend 3 weekends creating a movie – writing the script, filming the movie, and editing it onto a DVD.

To sign up or to inquire about the Harvestworks classes, please call Hans Tammen at 212-431-1130 ext 13!

LEMUR Classes

LEMUR’s Fall Art & Technology classes start in September. All classes take place at LEMURplex, 461 3rd Avenue between 9th and 10th Streets, convenient to the F, G, M and R trains. To sign up or for more information, go to http://lemurplex.org/classes.html or call 718-576-1066.

THE MECHANICS OF ROBOTICS: USING MOTORS, SOLENOIDS, AND OTHER DEVICES IN KINETIC AND ROBOTIC ART
Sat-Sun, Sept 15-16, 12:00-4:30 pm
Instructor: Douglas Repetto
Cost: $300
A three session introduction to the wide world of motors and
mechanical systems suitable for use in kinetic and robotic artworks.

MAKE YOUR OWN AUDIO/VIDEO SYNTH: START CIRCUIT BENDING FROM SCRATCH
Sat-Sun, Sept 22-23, 12:00-4:30 pm
Instructors: Edward Bear
Cost: $300
Starting with everything not to touch, burn, or smell, we will intuitively and creatively learn to re-purpose a variety of electronics as creative instruments.

BUILDING MIDI MUSIC & VIDEO CONTROLLERS: CREATING A SENSOR INSTRUMENT WITH MIDITRON
Mon-Wed, Sept 24-26, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Leif Krinkle
Cost: $495 including MidiTron & sensors
Imagine waving your hand and having an orchestra at your fingertips or tapping on a surface to explore a video archive. This is all possible through the use of MIDI and sensor-based technology. In three sessions, you will design and build a controller to create your art with the easy-to-use MidiTron interface (http://miditron.com).

MICROCONTROLLER PROGAMMING FOR ARTISTS: INTRODUCTION TO THE ARDUINO SYSTEM
Mon-Wed, Oct 1-3, 6:30-9:30 pm
Instructor: Roberto Osorio-Goenaga
Cost: $375 including Arduino board & materials
Have you ever wanted to build a robot or an interactive art installation? Have you ever wondered how LEDs, sensors and motors work? Through collaborative exercises and the development of a final project you will learn how to program and prototype with an Arduino microcontroller (http://arduino.cc). This class is geared towards beginners, and no prior knowledge of electronics or programming is required.

FUN WITH FIBERGLASS: BASIC COMPOSITE FABRICATION
Date TBA (check http://lemurbots.org in Sept.)
Instructor: Bob Huott
Cost: $115 including materials
Learn the skills and techniques used to build custom objects using fiberglass and epoxy.


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