Sunday, 24 January 2010

Mapping the maps

Traces from the three walkers (Russ, Jane, Jackie) last Tuesday - overlaid on a new map for the live area, co-ordinates to be used by Ben for the web playback too - although the map image will be redesigned for the website.

Tuesday, 19 January 2010

Hilltop Harmonies...

Very exciting today - hearing the students' sounds, post-produced last week by Alex, Jane and Russ, and  mapped as a first sketch on SandPoint by Jackie this weekend... and here we are, listening, dancing, captivated by sound, trying not to be blown away! Russ beating the boundaries so we have an accurate trace of the area that will be used in March ready for Ben on the website.

And then an afternoon of mentoring sessions with the Media Diploma students: Jane on project planning and management, Russ on mapping music and creating the landscape, Jackie on traces  for mapmaking and video editing.

Looking forward to the Party in April...

Monday, 18 January 2010

Mscape Workshop

On Monday 18th January we welcomed Dr Constance Fleuriot of Featherhouse and the Pervasive Media Studio, to join us for an mscape workshop with Locking students. Despite delays caused by a supermarket fire and road closures, Constance showed the students how to successfully navigate around the mscape toolkit. The apple training room was turned into a pc environment to run the mscape software, and the interactive whiteboard (touchscreen) added to the demonstration! In pairs, the students made their own mscapes - programming regions to trigger music, show photos, use speakers in which the sound gets louder towards a central point, and to use the map aligner to show where they are walking outside. The scapes were rapidly loaded onto ipaqs and tested outside with great success.

Thanks to everyone for another action-packed day of Soundlines!

Friday, 15 January 2010

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Post production

The music post production event in action, deep in the heart of Alexs' music den.

Music maestro mastering the majestic mish mash of swirly sound......

Thanks to Alex for clear concise work and 100% focus. Soundlines becomes a step closer to becoming a hilltop reality.