The IT Learning Centre has scheduled the popular Show: lunchtime talks for Michaelmas 2017. These free talks are open to all members of the University and focus on a variety of digital media. This year the talks range from composition and film-making to app design.
Full details are on the Show: blog, brief details and links to the course booking system are given below.
Show: Spare time filmmaker – Billy Jackson, Thursday 17th November, 12.30pm, Isis Room, IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Billy Jackson works for the University full time, but in his spare time he likes to make films. In this session Billy will talk about his work, which ranges from music videos to short dramas to one stop motion animation pieces, one of which was shortlisted for a BBC short film competition. He will talk about how anybody can make a film and will cover the self-taught aspect and provide a brief overview of the tools he uses, such as Final Cut.
Show: re-sOUnd, bringing historic musical instruments to life with new technology - Ted Koterwas, Thursday 1st December, 12.30pm, Isis Room, IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
re-sOUnd turns your phone into a musical instrument from the Bate Collection or Ashmolean: blow into the phone to sound a trumpet from the Civil War and play an Amati violin by moving your arm in a bowing motion. Ted Koterwas will demo the app, discuss the underlying technology and the process of sampling the instruments, and how you can use the samples in your own projects.
Show: Using computers to score film music – Steve Eyre, Thursday 8th December, 12.30pm, Isis Room, IT Services, 13 Banbury Road
Stephen will give a short talk about his approach to scoring music for film using Logic on a mac. The talk will cover the creative process, tools used, and some examples of output.