Workshops and Training

Above: REpresenting: The Art of Documenting Art. A new video series.

Forms of documentation inevitably mediate the work of art, after the fact.

Through interviews and case studies with SAIC faculty and students, this series of videos addresses fundamental questions about the documentation of art.

  • How does the document change the experience of the work of art?
  • Is documentation just editing the work of art or something more fundamental?
  • How does the involvement of photographers, and videographers affect the transformation of the work through documentation? 
  • When and how does the document become its own work of art, separate from the original piece?

Watch the videos on Vimeo or checkout the DVDs from the Flaxman Library.
 


Media Center Workshops and Training

The Media Center offers training and authorization workshops that are essential to students seeking media instruction outside of class. Learn the basics of a variety of media production equipment and video editing software. Check out our Canvas page for instructional guides.

Workshop schedules begin after the add/drop dealine and ends the last week of class each semester. You can sign up for a workshop at any Media Center. Summer and winter workshops are by appointment only, you can email us at mcexperts@saic.edu to set one up.

Workshops have a maximum of six students and last anywhere from 15 minutes to three hours, depending on the type. All workshops take place in the MacLean Center, except the Columbus 312b Photo Studio.

Available Workshops

Following is a list of each workshop followed by the resources on which users will become authorized upon completion.

Columbus 312B Shooting Studio—2 hours

Photo DSLR Cameras —45 minutes

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 7D Mk II
  • Canon 5D Mk III

Shooting Video w/ DSLRs —45 minutes

  • Canon 7D
  • Canon 7D Mk II
  • Canon 5D Mk III
  • iKan Shoulder Rig
  • Marshall Field Monitor for DSLRs

Advanced Lenses —1 hour

Strobe Light Kits (held in CO 312 B) —1 hour

Blackmagic Ursa Mini 4.6k—1.5 hours

Advanced Video Cameras—1 hour

  • Canon XF300
  • Canon XF100
  • Advanced Tripods

Introduction to Premiere Pro—3 hours

  • Training and access to the Video Editing Labs MC819

Light Kits—about 1 hour

  • Diva Lights
  • LED LitePanels Kits
  • Mole Richardson Kit

Advanced Microphones—about 45 minutes

  • ATM 10a, ATM 25, ATM 33a
  • Boundary
  • Wireless Lavalier
  • Shotgun and Shotgun Kits
  • Stereo
  • Shure KSM 27 condenser mic
  • Wireless Mic System

Per Request:

Sound Device 722—45 minutes

Merlin 2 SteadiCam

Bolex 16mm Film Camera workshop—about 1 hour

  • 16mm Camera Bolex
  • 16mm Camera Bolex Supreme
  • Bolex Pistol Grip

16mm Film to Video Transfer Units—about 45 minutes