Holiday Weekend

    A reminder that Concordia is closed on Friday April 18th and Monday April 21st. Workstations will be available for you to book during that time but make sure you have a picture ID when you arrive.

     

    April 7th, Election Day

    Due to the Quebec election on April 7th, we will be closing at 4pm along with the rest of Concordia.

     

     

    Workshop: Introduction to Surround Sound Studio

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    Location: Hexagram Surround Studio EV 10.724

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Description: The Surround Studio is a multi-channel sound facility suitable for mixing and editing for music production, post-production, sound art, TV and film/video scoring.

    This workshop covers basic principles and provides the participant with the necessary skills to begin working with multi-channel sound in Hexagram’s Surround Studio.

    Topics covered include:

    • Studio orientation and configuration
    • Surround sound concepts and terminology
    • Preparing for multi-channel projects
    • Setting Up the Patch Bay
    • Pro Tools HD hardware and software
    • Configuring a Session for stereo and 5.1
    • Woking with multi-channel media
    • Editing and mixing workflow for multi-channel projects
    • Setup for working to picture
    • Exporting and backing-up projects
    • Considerations for surround playback

    Date:  Friday, March 14, 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

    Prerequisites: Experience working with Pro Tools and digital audio is recommended. Basic computer skills are essential.

    Registration Limit: 5 participants per session. This workshop is open to registered Hexagram Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students. To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

    Reading week

    A reminder that next week is Reading week and we’ll be open for normal operations except for Friday February 21st when the University will be closed.

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    Jacquard loom Workshop

    Tuesday, February 25th – 10h-11h30
    Instructor: Josée Hamelin – Textile Coordinator
    This workshop will consist of a demonstration of the computerized Jacquard loom and the software Pointcarré.
    This workshop will show you:
    - the steps to consider when doing a weaving project.
    - some of the basics about weaving on a Jacquard loom.
    To register, contact Josée Hamelin – josee.hamelin@concordia.ca
    (Tuesday – Thursday – Friday) or 514-848-2424 #5933.
    This workshop is for registered users only.
    This workshop is offered in english and french, maximum 6 participants.
    Please note that access to the Jacquard loom is still subject to the Coordinators evaluation.

    Textile Print Workshop

    Friday February 14th– 10h-11h30
    Instructor: Josée Hamelin – Textile Coordinator, Fine Arts Research Textile Labs
    This workshop will cover the use of both Mimaki TX2 printers (natural and synthetic fibers) and their softwares, Wasatch and Texprint.
    This workshop will show you:
    - the different fabrics.
    - how to set up the printers.
    - how to run the softwares to print on fabrics.
    To register, contact Josée Hamelin – josee.hamelin@concordia.ca
    (Tuesday – Thursday – Friday/ 8h30 – 16h30) or 514-848-2424 #5933.
    This workshop is for registered users only.
    This workshop is offered in english and french, maximum 8 participants.

    Embroidery workshop

    Thursday February 13th, 10h-11h30
    Instructor: Josée Hamelin – Textile Coordinator, Fine Arts Research Textile Lab
    Room EV10-730
    This workshop will consist of a demonstration of the software Embird and the embroidery machine, a Brother PR-600.
    This workshop will show you to:
    - digitalize a design.
    - transfer the design into embroidery.
    - operate the machine.
    To register, contact Josée Hamelin – josee.hamelin@concordia.ca
    (Tuesday – Thursday – Friday / 8h30 – 16h30) or 514-848-2424 #5933.
    This workshop is for registered users only.
    This workshop is offered in english and french, maximum 8 participants.

    WORKSHOP: Introduction to Avid Media Composer

    Location: Hexagram Avid Editing Suite EV 10.502

    Instructor: Douglas Moffat

    Date: Friday, January 31  1 pm to 4 pm

    Description: Avid Media Composer is a non-linear video editing application widely used for broadcast, cinema, documentary and video art post-production.  This workshop provides an introduction to setting up a project and using Media Composer 6 in our Avid video editing suites.

    Topics covered include:

    • Introduction to Avid’s file management approach
    • Detailed look at the capabilities and interface of Media Composer
    • Editing tools and keyboard-focussed editing methods.
    • Simple Titles and Effects
    • Basic color correction methods and tools
    • Working with audio in Media Composer
    • Exporting sequences

    Prerequisites:  This workshop is geared towards participants with previous editing experience, in particular those looking to transition from Final Cut Pro 7. Users with experience using ProTools are also encouraged to participate. Please contact Douglas if you have any questions.

    Registration Limit: 5 participants per session.

    Register:  Please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca

    This workshop is open to registered Hexagram Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students.

     

    Recording Studio Workshop

    Friday, January 31
    1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

    Hexagram-Concordia Recording Studio, EV 10-515
    Instructor:  Steve Bates
    Limit: 4 participants per workshop
    Prerequisite:     Participants must have some experience with Pro Tools software.

    The focus of this workshop is an introduction to recording in the Hexagram Recording Studio. Please note, there will be no Pro Tools software instruction in this workshop (participants should have some previous experience).  This workshop is designed for beginning Users who want to work towards becoming more fully accredited in the studio.

    The workshop will cover workflows, an introduction to the studio microphones and microphone placement for voice and instrument recording, basic acoustic treatments.

    Part I –
    Preparing the studio
    Setting up microphones and monitoring
    Line tests and levels, sound check
    Pro Tools session set up

    Part II –
    Recording
    Various microphone tests

    Part III -
    Listening to the recordings

    Additional workshops will be facilitated to advance interested Users through the process of full studio accreditation. Please note that for Users with no previous professional recording studio experience, the process to become fully accredited in the studio requires a substantial time commitment.

    To register, or for more information, please contact Steve Bates at:

    Steve.Bates@concordia.ca

    This workshop is open to all registered Hexagram Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students.

    WORKSHOP: Introduction To Sound Editing

    Description: Introduction to editing and mixing digital audio projects in stereo with Pro Tools HD. Pro Tools is a digital audio workstation widely used for professional audio editing, mixing and recording. This workshop covers the basic principles and workflows to begin working with a digital audio project in Hexagram’s Pro Tools Editing suite. Topics covered include:

    • Digital Audio basics – file formats, sampling rates and bit depths.
    • Pro Tools HD software introduction
    • Configuring a Session for Stereo
    • Importing media
    • Tools and Interface
    • Basic editing and mixing
    • File management
    • Exporting projects
    • Backing up sessions

    Dates:  Friday January 24th, 1pm to 4pm

    Location: Sound Edit Suite EV 10.802

    Prerequisites: This is an introductory workshop, no previous experience required. 

    Registration: The limit is 4 participants per session. This workshop is open to registered Hexagram Researchers, Research Assistants, Faculty and Graduate Students.To register or for any questions, please contact Douglas Moffat at douglas.moffat@concordia.ca