Title Motion capture with your webcam

Title Motion Capture With Your Webcam

Dance with a virtual body through your webcam and the RADiCAL AI-powered motion capture software.

Designed with contemporary artists and dancers in mind; the workshop will begin with an overview of motion capture techniques available today. The virtual hands-on component of the workshop will explore RADiCAL, an AI-powered motion capture tool, to generate data files from web camera recordings and apply the data to animate readymade avatars or 3D objects in Unity (free software).  Workshop open to all skill levels, no previous experience is necessary.

Date: January 25, 2021

Time: 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm CST

Cost: FREE

Limit: 100

To register for the workshop, please click HERE.

Note about RADiCAL software: https://getrad.co/core-free-trial/ for free you can use the trail for a month which automatically converts into a monthly plan (when you download your files). So participants will need to unsubscribe after the workshop if they don’t want to keep their access to the application. The time length recording limit is a one-minute long video exported per week.

Instructor(s): Freya Björg Olafson

About Freya:

Freya Björg Olafson is an intermedia artist who works with video, audio, animation, motion capture, XR,  painting, and performance. Olafson’s work has been exhibited and performed internationally at the Bauhaus Archiv (Berlin), SECCA – SouthEastern Center for Contemporary Art (North Carolina), and the LUDWIG museum (Budapest). Olafson has benefitted from residencies, most notably through EMPAC – Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (New York), and Counterpulse (San Francisco). Olafson holds an MFA in New Media from the Transart Institute / Danube University and joined the Dance Department at York University as an Assistant Professor in screendance in July 2017.

This YLDE workshop is in collaboration with Video Pool Media Arts Centre. Video Pool Media Arts Centre is Manitoba’s only artist-run centre dedicated to the exploration of technology-based art.

YLDE’s programming is made possible with the generous support from the Winnipeg Arts Council, Manitoba Arts Council, and Canada Council for the Arts.

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