WORKSHOPS

 

2017

GIF Making Workshop with Jeremy Pavka
Saturday 27 May | 12 pm – 4 pm | PLATFORM

Only 25 spots available

COST
$20 (members)
$45 (non-members, includes membership)

REGISTER
To reserve your spot, contact [email protected] Please note: To secure your spot you must pay the workshop fee in advance, either in the gallery or via Paypal. Just let us know your preference when emailing.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
This workshop with teach you the basics of GIF (Graphics Interchange Format) making. First exploring the history of the still life including the GIF, participants will walk away with the know how of GIF creation. Using ideas of simple stop-motion animation, instructor Jeremy Pavka will demonstrate how to use still life photographs to create animated representations.

WHAT TO BRING
– a laptop with a version of Photoshop that includes the animation/timeline bar (Photoshop CS3 or higher)
– basic digital camera knowledge

How to prepare for the workshop
– you’ve already got basic Photoshop skills
– you know how to use a digital camera
– you’re familiar with the still life genre (think paintings of lemons, flowers in a vase, or a cornucopia).

INSTRUCTOR
Jeremy Pavka is an interdisciplinary artist based in Calgary, Alberta and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts, Media Arts + Digital Technologies from the Alberta College of Art + Design (2011). Pavka’s practice uses analogue and digital technologies combined with comedic tropes to create laborious renditions of the everyday.

TIMES & LOCATION
Saturday 27 May | 12 pm – 4 pm | PLATFORM

All proceeds are used to fund future programming and outreach initiatives by PLATFORM centre for photographic + digital arts.

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