Creating Visuals with Max/MSP
In this two days workshop we will see how to create amazing visual content with the software Max/MSP. With Max it is possible to create visual content such as interactive video installations, VJ visuals reacting to music, generative art, camera tracking and creation and manipulation of 3D worlds.
Max/MSP is a multimedia creation environment that offers us the possibility to create and manipulate audio and visuals by algorithmic means, providing us some tools out of the box but also allowing lower level programming.
In the workshop we will see how to read and manipulate video content with Max, how to create 3D shapes and how to make the video interacting with the sound. We will explore and understand some of the tools within the software that allow us to create complex visual environments.
We will start from scratch with the software Max/MSP and reach a basic level from which the participants will be able to go on for themselves. No previous knowledge of the software or programming languages is required, but of course is well accepted. The last hour of each day will be open for showing and discussing participants' individual creations.
All the participants are requested to bring a functioning copy of the Max/MSP software on their laptop updated at least to version 6.
about the workshop holder
Federico Foderaro is an audio-visual Berlin based artist, media technologist and Max/MSP teacher. He graduated with the highest honours in Electronic Music and Multimedia Composition at the Conservatory “Licinio Refice” of Frosinone (Italy), under the guidance of great teachers.
During his studies he started developing fascination for audiovisual art and the link between art and technology, going deeper into those topics. He teaches the Max/MSP software in workshops, private lessons and university courses, besides a collection of publicly available video and written tutorials.
He collaborates with various artists and companies, collaborating to the creation of art pieces and commercial installations. Recently his work "Anthropocene" was awarded the jury prize of the "Anthropocene" contest organized by the Mutek festival.