AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

LAB

OPEN CLASSES
DIGITAL APPLICATIONS



Image: Alessandro Capozzo

Students from across the school are encouraged to enroll in Media Studies Lab courses to further their knowledge in a range of prominent digital applications. All courses are open to full-time AA students only, from all years of study, but not applicable for "year out" students.
The format for MS-Lab courses is structured around intense introductory one-day workshops of approximately 5-6 hours. In contrast to studio-based MS-Core courses, MS-Lab courses are not marked and are not a formal requirement for any students. They have been established as an accessible means for students to quickly gain technical knowledge in common applications that may not be offered elsewhere in their education or as a means of reinforcing existing technical knowledge. Courses will cover applications focusing on imaging and visualization, 3D modeling, automated computation, CAD and CAM operations, and physical simulation.


2017/18 COURSES

AA Media Lab courses consist of independent one-day courses.
All MS-Lab courses take place either on a Monday or Saturday.

Unless otherwise stated below, courses take place in No. 39 First Floor Front and students wishing to participate may simply show up to the course at the outlined time and room. Enrolment capacity will be established on a first-come basis. Some popular courses will require you to sign-up in advance, where registration opens 7 days before the date of the course date.



TERM 2
The following courses will be on offer for the Winter Term:



RENDERING ADVANCED 1/4
Matej Hosek
Tuesday February 13th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Introduction to Vray 3.0 for Rhino - basic settings and principles, explanation of render elements.
B) Photoshop - utilization of render elements, basics of masking, blending modes.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk to register for all the 4 sessions.



Cinematography, camera-works & drones
Tapio Snellman
Saturday February 17th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front & outdoor drone filming
This course requires students to sign-up, please email AA Media to register, stating the name of the course in the subject field. Alternatively, you can register online.
Registration opens 7 days before the course date.



MAYA Advanced
Marko Gligorov
Sunday February 18th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
This course requires students to sign-up, please email AA Media, to register Please state the name of the course in the email subject field. Registration opens 7 days before the course date.



RENDERING ADVANCED 2/4
Matej Hosek
Tuesday February 20th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Introduction to Vray 3.0 for Rhino - basic settings and principles, explanation of render elements.
B) Photoshop - utilization of render elements, basics of masking, blending modes.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk to register for all the 4 sessions.



GUERILLA 3D360 FOR ARCHITECTS: 2
Rafael Kino
Saturday February 24th, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
An introduction to using “low-end” and jerry-rigged camera rigs to produce VR content in full stereoscopic 360 video.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk 7 days prior to the course, to guarantee a place. Or simply turn up on the day.



RENDERING ADVANCED 3/4
Matej Hosek
Tuesday February 27th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Introduction to Vray 3.0 for Rhino - basic settings and principles, explanation of render elements.
B) Photoshop - utilization of render elements, basics of masking, blending modes.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk to register for all the 4 sessions.



VIRTUAL REALITY
Sergio Irigoyen
Saturday March 3rd, 10-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk to register for all the 4 sessions.



RENDERING ADVANCED 4/4
Matej Hosek
Tuesday March 6th, 2-5pm,
No. 39 First Floor Front, Computer Lab
A) Introduction to Vray 3.0 for Rhino - basic settings and principles, explanation of render elements.
B) Photoshop - utilization of render elements, basics of masking, blending modes.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk to register for all the 4 sessions.



STRUCTURAL CLOUDS: 3D SCANNING
Thomas Parker
Saturday & Sunday, February 24th & 25th, 10-5pm,
Hooke Park, Doorset, UK
This course introduces students to 3d Lidar scanning using the Faro scanner to create complex 3d point clouds of the architectural structures in-progress at Hooke Park as part of the construction of the new Wakeford Hall project, and the surrounding forest.
Please email aamedia@aaschool.ac.uk 7 days prior to the course, to guarantee a place.



Further courses TO BE ANNOUNCED throughout the term both on this page and on Twitter @AAMediaLab as they are confirmed.