Keep safe and well, everyone.
I’m not currently running any workshops or training, due to Covid and my current residency in the Canadian Arctic. However, a very good place to find one-to-one and online training is through the Troikatronix online user forum, at Isadora’s main website.
Keep safe and well, everyone.
Online training is available again! In 2015, I moved to Nunavut in the Canadian Arctic, and in 2017 decided to take a break from online teaching, though I have continued to mentor youth and train Inuit artists and performers. It has also continued to be a busy time for my own art practice, with installations and performances in Canada, at the Art Gallery of Ontario (Toronto) and the National Arts Centre and National Gallery of Canada (Ottawa).
If you are visiting this site looking for an update, or visiting Isadora Workshops for the first time, please send an enquiry via the Contact page.
Be sure to download the latest Isadora software (version 3.0.7) from Troikatronix.
Thank you, Merci
Visit Troikatronix to download the latest release of Isadora v2.5.2
Update from Jamie: Since relocating to the Canadian Arctic, I have been mainly offering training online on a one-to-one basis. If you are interested in group workshops and have time to plan well ahead and a reasonable budget available for travel expenses to your location, please contact me via the Training tab.
A significant new update release - version 2.1 - is available now for download at the Trokatronix's Isadora website. It is recommended for all users of Isadora and includes significant new features and bug fixes.
Download v2.1: http://troikatronix.com/download/isadora-download/
However, it is strongly recommended that before you dive into it... that you actually take a few minutes to study the release notes. Some of the changes are much more than cosmetic! If you take the time to understand the way that video can now be handled on the GPU (graphics card) instead of the CPU (computer processor) for instance, you can significantly improve the efficiency of playback of multiple HD video clips and live camera feeds. But in order to achieve that you should study the release note's recommendations for changes to the recommended video codecs for compression.
v2.1 Release Notes: http://troikatronix.com/isadora-2-1-release-notes/
An update to the older version 1.3 Isadora User Manual is underway, scheduled for release with v2.2 in late December.
The next release is scheduled for the end of the year... containing serious new tools for the ambitious video artist! So keep an eye on the user forum and troika website around that time.
FOUR DAY INTENSIVE Workshop
The next London workshop will be taught by Jamie Griffiths at COGARTS Theatre Space www.cogartspace.com/
113 Southgate Road, Above the De Beauvoir Arms, LondonUK N1 3JS
JULY 20-23 2015
10am - 5pm (one hour lunch)
£395 (£349 for full time students)
If you have done the workshop before but want to join again, you are eligible to pay the student rate also.
Participants must bring their own computer/laptop (Mac or Windows)
Four video projectors will be provided and shared by the group.
A full temporary Isadora license will be provided for the workshop.
A £100 deposit will hold your place. Refundable up to July 13.
The full balance of payment is due before the first day of the workshop, July 20.
Credit cards can be accepted via Paypal, otherwise payments are requested via bank transfer.
Isadora users can now download a public demo version of Isadora 2.0 without having to become part of the early adopters program. She is now out in the Wild! Go get her!
Upgrading your license is easy. Just go to the Help menu and have your user name, password and serial number handy. The cost is $100 for a limited time period, but will rise to the standard upgrade fee of $125 once the dust has settled.
Time to visit the beta release downloads page again. New version uploaded Dec15th.
Grab it, experiment and then join the troika forums to discuss online?
Making the Stage Frontmost When Using Login Items on Mac OS X
(This workaround is needed for Mac OS 10.9 and later only.)
When opening Isadora documents automatically using the Login Items feature of System Preferences, the menu bar of the Finder will be in front of the stage. (Since 10.9, this is the case for all applications, not just Isadora.)
This article allows you to work around the problem.
If you are experiencing sudden issues with version 2.0 of Isadora since Oct 1st, please read this message from Mark Coniglio.
Early adopters (beta testing phase) of version 2.0 will benefit from reading these new articles on the troikatronix website.
GENERAL INFO ABOUT VERSION 2.0
MOVIE PLAYBACK in the new Movie Player actor
SPOUT VIDEO STREAMING (WINDOWS ONLY)
AD HOC NETWORKING ON WINDOWS
Isadora-related and interactive design related posts, from Jamie Griffiths. For a broader range of posts see Jamie's blog site.