Projection Mapping Workshop


Projection mapping can transform any surface or object into a dynamic, interactive visual display or immersive experience. Students will learn the difference between 2D and 3D projection mapping, get an overview of the various software packages used to map images, and get hands on working with an image to project. This workshop will focus on 2D projection mapping for mixed media and gallery settings using Modul8 software.

Students will be provided with several images to complete their projection mapping work. Working with these images, students will learn how to map to the image directly and how alignment can be used to create depth and dimension. Students will also learn how the surface material is an important part of the image, as well as how the colors of the image influence the final experience. With these initial experimentations, the student will have a foundation to explore the limitless realms of projection mapping.

Workshop Logistics

Date: Sunday, November 17, 2019

Cost: $120

Experience Level: Beginner. Students should be familiar with basic image/graphics editing.

Bring a Mac OS laptop; modul8 is Mac only.

Workshop Outline

We'll cover a range of topics including:
• Brief history of projection mapping, terms and techniques with A/V materials.
• Difference between 2D vs 3D projection mapping.
• Introduction to putting together a projection mapping project.
• Overview of software packages for pre-mixed vs live projection.
• Expanding the visual possibilities manipulating images using Modul8 software.
• Hands-on manipulation of images and learning how alignment can be used to create depth and dimension.
• Exploring different image types, surface material, and how image colors affect the final creative piece.

About Technologies

Modul8 is designed for live performance and real-time video mixing. As an extremely responsive, flexible, and easy-to-use tool, it is used for multiple modes of expression like VJing, art performance, live showcases, and video production. Modul8 is used in hundreds of projects around the globe by an incredibly active user community.


Steven Piasecki

Born in Iowa, Steve Piasecki moved to San Francisco in 1993 after having completed a BFA in photography and computer graphics from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1992. During his time in the Bay Area, Steve has worked in web development, online advertising, software interface development, and has continued his art practice. His current work focuses on the cross roads between nature, perception, technology and consciousness. Starting with images of insects and flowers, using video projection to layer images on top of photos, and using ambient sound to drive video animations, his work entices and encourages the viewers to contemplate and meditate on their relationship with nature and existence.

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