FORM 2016

2016-06-13 00:00:00 2016-06-14 00:00:00 America/Toronto FORM 2016 Get inspired by some of creative technology's foremost innovators, and up your professional creative game at this two-day celebration of the best in design, web, photography, media and craft in creative tech. Chicago FITC Chicago

Overview

We are living in an age where one digital innovation chases the next and it becomes easy to forget early discoveries that paved the way. But why should we care? Jeff would argue that the charm, craftsmanship, and texture of certain analog processes can’t be recreated and that these seemingly outdated technologies could hold the key to discoveries yet unmade. Inspired by the aesthetics of the past, Jeff explores ways to create original works by combining nostalgic material with modern day visual effects.

In this presentation, he will discuss the process involved in some of his experimental works, how his background in filmmaking led to an unexpected career in installation art, and how an almost forgotten piece of technology found its way out of haunted houses and back onto the stage.

Objective

To think about ways of using technologies outside their intended purposes and discuss how today’s vfx tools can manipulate imagery of the past or vice versa

Target Audience

Visual minded individuals from all backgrounds are welcome

Five things audience members will learn

  1. To look at art through the lens of new technology
  2. How analog and digital techniques are being combined in popular culture today
  3. How a no-budget, no-limits project can be turned into a great opportunity
  4. Why documenting the process is almost as important as the work itself
  5. Who Professor Pepper is and the science behind summoning his ghost