In this module on audiovisual (AV) history we are going to have a look at the developments along centuries - from the origins of sound and the optical principles used by magic lantern to camera obscura, painting, theatre performances and contemporary audiovisual art. With mechanical developments based on the capture of image, from the analog formats on photography, sound and cinema, it is necessary to explain the art movements as well as the contents and technological transformations to gain a true insight on the evolution of this art form.
The content creation module is designed to inform you about the standard techniques in developing audiovisual contents. Easy-to-follow tutorials aim to give advice on impactful content creation by focusing on rules of composition, colour theory, tips on recording and technical information, which is specifically relevant to audiovisual performance. The content creation section avoids going into too much detail on any one production method, but attempts to cast an overview on an array of techniques which may be used together to create a whole insight to content production.
The software section will engage you with some programs, which are used by professionals in the industry. In this section you will be able to take contents built in the previous section and other resources to try out various software, which perform audiovisual output. Professionals who have built the software give the tutorials that will uncover how it is possible to link pieces of software together and how to link the software to MIDI devices, mixers and perform with hardware. By working with the companies directly we offer trial and discounted versions of the software.
Lessons of this module will focus on the hardware that will be needed to create audiovisual content and live performances. Oli Sorenson (VJ Anyone) will give some advice on choosing the necessary equipment, such as computers, mixers, controllers, players, etc. and also will share some practical techniques and different ways of its application.
Once the technical skills are learned and the overall concepts are grasped, the next step is to take action on achieving successful career. There are several walks to choose from, all of which can be lucrative, once a high level of professionalism is reached. This section will help you to gather knowledge on the specific career options, and how to apply a practical business model through promotion, professional etiquette, well-structured documents and a developed portfolio.
The module contains both lessons and interviews with the leading industry professionals and collectives sharing their insights.
It was developed in collaboration with the British Council and Institut Francais in Moscow.
LEDucation by OSRAM and Audiovisual Academy is the first large-scale educational program in Russia fully dedicated to the state-of-the-art technologies in lighting. The platform was initiated and created by specialists from Audiovisual Academy – the pioneers of monumental audiovisual solutions in Russia, in partnership with OSRAM.
This module is designed to put into practice all the elements of learning which are delivered through the AV:in course. Giving real life examples, Pro Tips will share insights on how the course can be applied by showcasing industry professionals using the skills successfully on contemporary stages.
Pro Tips sessions consists mainly from interviews and has a fluid structure in order to accommodate the variations in setups and process of live audiovisual performing. We hope this module’s lessons will inspire you to create or improve your current setup. We encourage comments which will urge other students not to directly copy pro’s set ups or Tec riders, but promote the initiative to create their own, unique rig.