workshops

 

I run workshops for various audiences, and was workshop chair for Audio Mostly 2017. For Soundstack 2017 I invited Enda Bates and Becky Stewart to deliver sessions on various techniques, workflows and theories of spatial audio production. More here. Soundstack 2018 will be bigger and pitched at an intermediate level, but as ever focused equally on the technical and creative requirements for spatial audio.
@Soundstack 2017
For cinematic VR workshops I often work with Vanessa Pope, and Shivani Hassard




 

@VRUK 2017
Vanessa is a dramaturg, Shivani a DoP, so we have the sound, image and human elements well covered. Introductory or intermediate VR workshops are good fun, and require planning. We have some kit we can bring along to demo stuff on (for a talk or masterclass format) or depending on the group size we hire kit in. We also like lo-fi.
@ VRUK 2017
We have taught adult learners, undergraduates and post-graduates, and regularly present about our work. We like engaging audiences!


@ V&A 2017
Given the technology, it generally doesn't make sense to deliver workshops to children (manufacturers don't recommend children using headsets until they're 12 - 14 years old). Brief exposure should be fine. Should. Be.
@ my niece, my bad
But it was supervised, and just 2 minutes. The issues come with repeated or prolonged exposure, as children's eyes are still developing.

So with this in mind, please don't ask us to put kids in headsets. We just aren't comfortable with it :)