Green Screen Collaging with Caroline Garcia

This event will take place in person at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' third floor screening room.

This class is co-presented by Pioneer Works and the New York Public Library, and is part of a series of classes and tutorials offered in conjunction with NYPL’s Tech Kits for Performing Artists program.

Artist Caroline Garcia will teach the basics of chroma key technology, popularly known as green screening. Participants of this workshop will learn about this visual effect (VFX) commonly used in Hollywood and will test out the process using various color hues other than green. This workshop will also involve experimenting with the post-production technique of compositing, a method of layering images and video. By the end of the class, participants will create their own time-based collage through a compound system of chroma keying and image layering. This workshop focuses on how to use video editing software iMovie and operating the Library for the Performing Arts Tech Kits’ iPad, Ring Light, and Phone Tripod Stand Kit.

Date: This in-person workshop on either Friday, 10/7, 10/14, or, 10/21 from 4:30-5:30pm in the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts’ 3rd Floor Screening Room. Registration is required for each workshop.

Audience: Open to all Tech Kit users

Price: Free

Materials: Tech Kit (limited number of tech kits available to check out onsite)

Caroline Garcia is a culturally promiscuous, interdisciplinary artist. She works across performance, video, and installation through a hybridized aesthetic of cross-cultural movement, embodied research, and new media. Her practice traverses a highly personalized aggregation of distinct systems that encompass digital technologies (such as green screening, robotics, motion capture, extended realities (AR/VR), and 3D practices) with ethnotraditional forms of knowledge (including dance, botany, poetry, and ceramics). Her aesthetic approach is often humorous and playful, and at times irreverent.

Tech Kits for Performing Artist programming has been made possible by The Ford Foundation.

Tech Kits for Performing Artists is made possible by generous grants from The NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund in The New York Community Trust, the Ford Foundation, and the Tiger Baron Foundation.

Tech Programs at Pioneer Works are supported in part by the Rockefeller Brothers Fund and the National Endowment for the Arts.