Nature Remixed

Digital Art, Photography, & Experimental Video Workshop

Coming Soon to the North Shore of Lake Superior

Join us in beautiful Duluth for these hands-on creative workshop that explores lessons that combine digital photography, collage, and experimental video techniques. Learn how to remix images of the natural world into new works of expressive media art.

Nature Remixed: Digital Art, Photography, & Experimental Video Workshop

Monday, June 11th, 5pm to Wednesday, June 13th, 12pm

University of Minnesota Duluth


STEP 1: Register here

Pricing for the workshop is $139 members / $159 non-members. Workshop Includes:

-Monday evening dinner and photoshoot

-Tuesday and Wednesday light breakfast

-Tuesday lunch

-All labs, instructor fees, and classes

STEP 2: Reserve your hotel (there are many hotels to consider, but The Holiday Inn Downtown Waterfront is where some of the other attendees will be staying. They previously offered a $119/night AEM rate that ended as of May 15th.

Holiday Inn Downtown Waterfront

Address: 200 W 1st St, Duluth, MN 55802

Hotel Reservation Phone: (218) 722-1202

STEP 3: Any other questions? Call: 218-349-1140


DAY 1: Monday June 11: Evening

Late Afternoon Meet up in Duluth

5PM - 7PM Dinner at Valentini's on the Rose Garden (included in registration)

7PM- 9PM Digital Photography Session by the Lake with Kristen Pless (Digital Photography Professor)

Location: Meet at Rose Garden (Duluth Rose Garden, 15 S 13th Ave E, Duluth, MN 55802), Bring cameras mobile devices iPhones, cameras, ipads

Landscape photography / distance + close-up / learn strategies for capturing the "golden hour" light, working with available photo gear and mobile cameras. Images will be used in our day 2 photo collage and experimental video workshops.

DAY 2: Tuesday June 12 : All Day at UMD

9AM - 10:30AM Photoshop Landscapes (Kristen Pless and Joellyn Rock)

Working with photos from the evening session by the lake and mixing other images and textures, create new imaginary landscapes. Participants will work with photoshop and also have the opportunity to work with paper and printed images using traditional collage techniques. Imagery will be remixed in the afternoon video projects.

10:30AM - 11AM break

11AM - 12:30PM Chromakey Video (Joellyn Rock, Jeremy Holien, & MMADlab staff)

Meet in Motion + Media Across Disciplines Lab (MMAD lab) for introduction to Green Screen video techniques. Experiment with figure / ground interaction using background imagery and bodies in the video studio.

12:30PM - 1:30PM Box Lunch (included in registration)

Group Splits into TWO Working Groups for the Afternoon:

1:30PM - 4:30PM

Remix Video (Joellyn Rock)

Meet in Mac computer lab to work in iMovie and Final Cut. Learn how to re-combine digital landscapes with chromakey video, remixing into other video clips and audio loops to create experimental videos. Learn how to let go and make new discoveries with layers of video.

Chromakey and Animation Techniques for the Classroom (Jeremy Holien)

-Stopmotion techniques

-Chromakey animation techniques

-Video Poems


1:30PM to 3PM Group A

3PM to 4:30PM Group B

5PM Dinner On Your Own - Watch for post-registration information with optional dinner and evening options!

DAY 3 : Wednesday June 13


9AM Back to UMD for Video project wrap-up / screening and Media Arts Brainstorm session?

More Tweed Museum and/or Demo of Joellyn's Projection Art Projects

Your Instructors

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