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Free Tech Fellow workshops (Fall 2020)

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These workshops will be presented by our very own IMA-MFA Technology Fellows.

****** Past Workshops: If you missed the live workshop, the recording is below ******

Tues. Oct. 13 | 3:00-4:30PM Working with masks in Adobe After Effects
Presenter: Tatiana Stolpovskaya
Hands on 90min intensive. Learn creative ways of using masks and Track Mattes in After Effects. 
Prerequisite: Basic knowledge of Adobe After Effects. Adobe Photoshop/Premier is a big plus!

If participants want to follow the instructor they will have to have AFTER EFFECTS CC 2018 or later. Download the files to follow along: (65.2MB)

Workshop Plan: 

  • Difference of Masks & Shape Layers
  • How to animate masks using keyframes
  • Animate masks to reveal text
  • Multiple masks for creating split screens
  • Mask a layer with another layer (Use of Alpha and Luma Track Mates)

Thurs. Oct 29th | 6:30-7:30PM |  Production Design and Asset Making 
Presenter: Michelle Ermolenko
Using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and Indesign, learn tips and tricks for how different assets such as vectors, images and graphics can be utilized in production and layout design, along with some of the do’s and don’ts when it comes to print production. 

Thurs. Nov. 5 | 1-2PM | p5.js for Beginners
Presenter: Nahee Kim
Using p5.js which is a javascript library for creative coding with html5 canvas element, let’s add fun interactivity to your website. We will play with face recognition but things can be changed and added. 
Prerequisites: Laptop with webcam is needed. Please check if you have a text editor (ex. Sublime Text, Atom) and browsers like Chrome or Firefox on your computer. Basic knowledge and experience with HTML, CSS, and Javascript is a plus but not required.  

Prof. Ivone Margulies’ book review

Ivone Margulies
Prof. Ivone Margulies

Prof. Ivone Margulies’ book In Person: Reenactment in Postwar and Contemporary Cinema was reviewed by Katie Kirkland and published in The Drama Review, Volume 64, Number 3, Fall 2020 (T247), pp. 181-183.

About the Book:
Close readings of select, historicized examples define an alternate, confessional-performative vein to understand the self-reflexive nature of postwar and post-holocaust testimonial cinemas. The book contextualizes Zavattini’s proposal that in neorealism everyone should act his own story in a sort of anti-individualist, public display (Love in the City and We the Women). It checks the convergence between verité experiments, a heightened self-critique in France and the reception of psychodrama in France (Chronicle of a summer and The Human Pyramid) in the late fifties. And, through Bazin, it reflects on the quandaries of celebrity biopics: how the circularity of the star’s iconography is checked by her corporeal limits (Sophia her Own Story and the docudrama Torero!).

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MediaMKRS program

Friday, October 2nd | 3:00PM
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MediaMKRS is a partnership between the NYC Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment, the City University of New York, Reel Works, media companies and unions and to train, credential and prepare talented New Yorkers for careers in media and entertainment.

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