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Workshop: Intro to Video Mapping

December 3, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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About the workshop

The purpose of this video mapping workshop is to teach video hobbyists and artists how to transform real life objects into display surfaces for video projection. Through the use of a demo version of the video mapping software Mad Mapper, attendees will learn how to bring videos to life in 3-dimensional spaces through a series of instructor demonstrations and hands-on exercises. The end goal of this workshop is to provide attendees with the skill set needed to prepare any video or animation for projection onto a variety of real world surfaces. Projectors and space will be provided by the Columbus College of Art & Design. The workshop will take place in the 3rd floor MFA seminar space in the Design Studios on Broad building on the CCAD campus.

This workshop is supported by a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. Space for the workshop is being donated in-kind by the Columbus College of Art and Design.


No previous experience in projection mapping or videography is required. Attendees are strongly encouraged to bring a laptop with a trial version of Mad Mapper installed.

About the instructor

John Cairns grew up in Willowick, a small suburb on the east side of Cleveland, Ohio. John’s family and home environment have always been an important part of the creative process because they gained an appreciation for art, nature, and creativity from their grandmother, Eleanor. Memories of John’s father and mother working in Cleveland’s factories and hospitals awarded a passion for hard work and an understanding that collaboration with industry will lead to opportunities greater than one self. John went on to pursue an education in the Arts and earned an Associate’s degree in Graphic Communication Technologies from Columbus State Community College in 2006, a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Ohio State University with a focus on Art and Technology in 2010, and a Master of Fine Arts with a concentration on Electronic Art from the University of Cincinnati in 2014. In higher education John earned an appreciation for new media and was drawn to using contemporary technology as material for an artistic practice. Currently John is employed as the Graduate Admissions Counselor and Mentor for Graduate Studies at Columbus College of Art & Design’s Master of Fine Art in Visual Arts: New Projects program and lives in Grove City, OH. John continues to make art and enjoys educating upcoming artists about new media.