Live-Feed Projection Workshop: Puppetry and Models

Open—Year

This course will explore live-feed projection design and technology with theatre students of Sarah Lawrence College and design and video students at the Seoul Institute of the Arts in Ansan, South Korea. The course will focus on creating puppetry and miniature environments for theatrical performance in two separate locations by utilizing the telepresence studios at SeoulArts and CultureHub. Students in both locations, Seoul and New York, will be introduced to basic puppetry manipulation and construction techniques, as well as to methods for designing and building miniature sets and environments. In addition, live video feeds, chroma keying, and depth-sensing cameras will be implemented to enhance the media and performance landscape. Through the process, students will be exposed to a variety of multimedia theatre and puppetry forms and will gain an understanding of critical design considerations, including lighting, manipulation, chroma key, and live video techniques. The goal of the course will be to create collaborative performances that are a combination of manipulated figures and sets in both separate physical locations. The course will be team-taught by: Professor Seung-Ho Jeong, scenic and lighting designer at Seoul Institute for the Arts and one of Korea’s most high-profile, in-demand set designers; Tom Lee, puppet artist, theatre designer, and guest faculty at Sarah Lawrence College; and Billy Clark, director of CultureHub NYC. This class meets once a week.