Visiting Artist Lights Up the Green Screen

When you hear “green screen,” wackadoodle, over-the-top special effects in a Hollywood blockbuster might cross your mind. But actually, subtle, layered effects are also achievable with this medium. This is a video still from artist Erin Robinson Grant‘s body of work:

Erin hails from Portland, Oregon and is currently in the middle of a four week residency at MITCH Collective and she’s noodling on lots of projects. While she’s in town, her expertise will be on display at two workshops in May. Check out her diverse portfolio here.

Erin Robinson Grant

May 9th at the Children’s Museum of the Ohio Valley
2:30-4:30 ages 8-12 $10
Register here

May 16 & 17 at MITCH Collective (two day workshop)
10-3 (lunch break 12-1) ages 15+ $50 (scholarships available)
Register here

Please join multimedia artist Erin Robinson Grant for a workshop about the history and application of “green screen” special effects in video.  This workshop will give participants a hands on opportunity to plan and film a short multi-layered video art piece! During the workshop, participants will:

 – Learn about the history and traditional application of blue screen/green screen effects in film and video as well as viewing contemporary examples created through Adobe After Effects

 – Learn techniques and tricks for successfully filming video in front of a green screen to create layered video as well as alternative methods for video layering

 – Plan and film short video sequences in collaboration with the instructor

Materials will be provided, however, participants must bring a digital device capable of capturing video and then transferring it to a computer (acceptable devices include smart phones, camcorders, and digital cameras).



About mitchcollective

MITCH Collective is a community-driven catalyst promoting creativity in the Ohio Valley. MITCH Collective enriches Martins Ferry, Ohio and nearby towns by: -inviting artists, writers, and musicians to experience the beauty and creative potential of the area while creating new work and interacting with local residents through the residency program. -inspiring a historically economically depressed area by teaching new skills and ideas that will help foster new problem solving approaches for challenges that face the community. -collaborating with nonprofit and municipal organizations in Ohio, West Virginia, and Pennsylvania to bring innovative, interdisciplinary projects to life. Facilities include printmaking, screen printing, sewing, quilting, and bookbinding. Visit for more information.
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