Digital Arts & Creative Technology

Interactive Video Workshop – Macclesfield

Hosted by Sam Meech

Want to make the moon follow you around on stage? Or mix music using coloured post-it notes?

Generate live visuals through movement? Generate data from your webcam?

This is a introductory workshop for anyone interested in making live video camera systems for interaction (colour / motion tracking) and generative design without having to code. BOOK NOW

We’ll be using the software ISADORA – popular in theatre, performance and art installation. Isadora has some really simple camera tracking tools, meaning that even with something as basic as a webcam, you can develop pretty sophisticated systems. These can then be easily integrated with Isadora’s other tools such as projection mapping, video mixing, triggering sound, etc.

Isadora – camera tracking examples 

Overview of the session:

  • Isadora interface
  • setting up webcams and other cameras
  • tracking movement
  • tracking position
  • tracking colour
  • calibration and scaling
  • creating own installation

This workshop is FREE to residents of Cheshire East borough, limited to 8 places available to ensure a quality experience


You will need:

  • to book
  • Laptop (pc / mac)
  • Install Isadora beforehand (demo version free)
  • lunch

We will provide:

  • Projectors
  • usb webcams

This workshop is delivered by Sam Meech.

Sam is an artist working with video, projection and, er, knitting. Sam has worked with Isadora for over 10 years, creating live visuals for bands, projection mapping for theatre, and interactive art installations. He is also a co-director of Re-Dock.

This workshop is part of PORTALS – an Arts Council England National Lottery Project Grant funded project – touring this sci-fi interactive projection mapping installation by Sam Meech around the NW .