Intro to Video Synthesis


March 16


02:00 pm - 04:30 pm

Event Category:



Common Ground

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Common Ground

Weisestr. 24

Berlin, Germany, 12049

16. 3. 2019 – Intro to Video Synthesis

During this introductory workshop, Optic Veil (Yulka Plekhanova) will give an overview of the video instruments and the basics of modular synthesis. She will deconstruct her process of creating a video while demonstrating her usage of video synthesis modules and various video art techniques. This workshop is suitable for absolute beginners interested in video art and visuals as well as artists and musicians who have prior experience working with analog or digital video.

What you will learn in this workshop:
History of video instruments
How did it all begin? What are some of the most notable video instruments and who are the creators behind them? What video instruments are out there today?
Basics of video synthesis and analog video
What is video synthesis and how does it work? What is the difference between analog and digital video? What is the difference between audio and video synthesis?
How to get started with video synthesis
Which gear do you need to get started with analog visuals and video synthesis? Are there affordable options?
Analog video art techniques
What are some interesting video techniques? How to make video that goes along with the music?

Who is teaching the workshop:
Optic Veil is a video artist based in Berlin. She uses analog and digital video hardware (and no computer) to create dreamy-like patterns and shapes that morph as they follow the sound. Inspired by the cinematography of Andrei Tarkovsky and Ingmar Bergman, she is especially interested in creating illusions of visual perception and time distortion. Links:

Please let us know if you can’t make it max. 24 hours before the workshop, otherwise, we can’t reimburse you.