[Apr 20/21] Projection Mapping 1.0 For Beginners

Projection mapping is an amazing technique for manipulating video to create illusions of deconstruction and redefinition of physical shapes by moving away from traditional flat projection surfaces.

This is the second installment of our 2 day workshop, that serves as a comprehensive introduction to methods for creating projection mapping. The tools used in the workshop are MadMapper and Modul8. The students will get fully-functional 30-day trial versions of the software to create a collaborative projection mapping installation for the end of class.

This workshop is intended for the students who want to learn how to develop projection mapping projects for future events, art installations, and performances.

Projection Mapping 1.0 For Beginners


Sat/Sun, April 20 + 21, 1-5pm

Cost: $230 (regular), $200 (student/member)



Harvestworks – www.harvestworks.org
596 Broadway, #602 | New York, NY 10012 | Phone: 212-431-1130
Subway: F/M/D/B Broadway/Lafayette, R Prince, 6 Bleeker


SATURDAY: Introduction to Projection Mapping (1 – 5pm)

1. Introductions

• Instructor

• Students

2. Projection Mapping

• History

• Showcase

3. Basic Projection Mapping / Introduction of MadMapper (basic use/still image and pre-rendered movie playback only)

• Introduce basic functionality of MadMapper

• Importing media, creating quads, and transforming content with grid warping.

• Displaying media files on a static photographic background (for preview/pre-vis purposes) and 3 dimensional boxes.

4. Practice Session & Discussion


SUNDAY: Dynamic Media (1 – 5pm)

1. Intermediate Projection Mapping

• Introduce Mad_Lab tools.

• Connect Modul8 to MadMapper.

• Understand relationship between a Projectors and 3 dimensional surfaces.

2. Content Creation using Modul8

• Create content using movies, gif animations, jpeg, and png files.

3. Practice Session & Discussion

PM4B v1


• Mac OS X based computer running 10.6 or greater• DVI or MiniDVI adapter that allows you to connect your computer to a projector.

• Optional, but suggested: Working knowledge of graphic, video creation software, and/or VJ software.



CHiKA is an interactive visual artist with the international VJ background and experimental music scene and an educator. She creates a minimalist geometric visual narrative in sync with the sounds of live music performance in addition to interactive projection mapping installations that explore the relationship between visual, light, sound and public audience. She is a creator of a 3 day projection mapping workshop marathon, Mappathon, that teaches mapping projection technique to create site specific installations. She was also a resident researcher at ITP, New York University and an IAC Teaching and Research Fellow for Vimeo.

Her work has been showed at the American Museum of Natural History, the Museum of Art and Design, the Hammer Museum, San Francisco Art Institute, Centre d’Art Contemporain Geneva, Museo Regional de Guadalajara, Matadero Madrid, Theatre Maisonneuve, Biennial in Venezuela, eBay, New York University, Cooper Union, The School of Visual Arts, The University of Wisconsin-Madison, Eyebeam, Harvestworks, Millennium, Mapping Festival, Dumbo Arts Festival, MOD Festival, Blip Festival New York, Blip Festival Tokyo, Nuit Blanche, Mutek, Metropolitan Pavilion, Music Hall of Williamsburg, The Gramercy Theatre, S.O.B.’s, and among other places.


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