Beginning December 7th, 2013 - A unique online course designed to give you a foundation in holography and the tools to create your own content for output at various different facilities around the world.
In parallel with this blog I am developing an online course for artists with skills in 3D animation, Video, After Effects and Photoshop. From time to time I will post information about ongoing and new offerings that I am developing for artists and the general public who might want to learn more about this medium. Teaching online makes this information available anywhere in the world - I hope that some of you will join me for these events.
Creating Holograms from Digital Content
A unique, practical, online course that teaches the range of current Holographic image making possibilities. This eight session course reviews the wide range of existing holographic art, demonstrates methods of creating holographic images, and facilitates the creation of content in this unique format.
Linda Law is a digital / holographic artist who has been working with holography since 1975. In her long career in this extraordinary medium she has worked in holographic research (Assistant Director of the Center for Optics, Lasers and Holography at NYIT from 1981-86 working closely with NYIT’s Computer Graphics Lab), as the curator for the New York Museum of Holography, and as an independent curator of many exhibitions of holographic art. Linda has more than 15 years experience as a teaching artist and educator in holography, she has worked as a 3D animator producing content for digital holograms for Simian Technologies Inc., and is the Founding Director of the Center for 4D Arts (a not-for-profit designed to provide access for artists to facilities for creating multi-dimensional art).
Who should take this course?
Artists, Designers, 3D Animators, Video Artists and professionals with skills in 3D animation software, CAD, After Effects, Video shooting and editing and Photoshop.
Experience in any 3D modelling or CAD program, video shooting and editing expertise or knowledge of After Effects are various skill sets for creating content. Photoshop skills are also an asset.
Where will this be taught?
Online through teleconferencing. Classes will be small, maximum 12.
This course will begin December 7th. Dates and times are flexible depending on the time zones of the students taking the class. Based in NY, Linda will accommodate students from Europe and the West Coast. Students from other parts of the world are welcome to join but may have to participate at odd hours or if there are enough students I will offer a separate class for your time zone. Further courses will be offered in the future.
8 session course will be offered for $2,000 with a $500 processing fee for the two, 8” x 10” holograms to be created via two different facilities as a part of the course. Shipping charges for the holograms will be additional.
What will be achieved by taking this course?
The goal of this course is to give you a solid foundation in the various techniques of creating holograms and enable you to create content for holograms through 3D animation, video, CG effects and photography.
You will gain an extensive grounding in the many types of holograms (including analogue and digital), their properties, how they are made and an overview of the history of this unique medium. All sessions will include examples of holographic art created by artists from around the world.
With this grounding in place you will learn the various systems currently available globally that have capacity to output digital data as holograms. Each system will be examined in depth and examples will be shown of what is possible. I have negotiated a special rate with two facilities allowing each student to produce two 8”x10” holograms, one from each of these facilities. You will also learn how to prepare data for a number of other facilities that offer different processes.
Many classes will include guest presenters who will include leading holographic artists talking about their work and experts from the companies we are working with to talk about their technology. You will also see unique videos of holographic exhibitions presented in class with opportunities to question some of the artists who created the work.
Completion of the course will permit you to join an ongoing online discussion group that will meet on a monthly basis to discuss projects, problem solve and share newly created holograms.