FUSE #3 - Outdoor Animation in Ypsi

FUSE #3 - Outdoor Animation in Ypsi
co-hosted by Martin Thoburn and Donald Harrison

An ultra•animated•edition of FUSE: microcinema is venturing outdoors to Ypsilanti for one night on the shores of the Huron River. Revel in all forms of animation, from retro classics to modern master pieces, while marveling under the stars!

There will be some chairs for early-to-arrive audience goers, but it’s a massive lawn with plenty of room for additional seating, so BYOB (e.g., blankets, beverages, buddies). This event is free and open to the public.

8:00pm - event opens
8:30pm - screening begins

What: Outdoor Animation edition of FUSE Microcinema
When: Saturday, August 16 from 8:00 - 10:00pm
Where: VGKids, 884 Railroad Street, Suite C, Ypsilanti, MI 48197
How: FREE!

flyer design: Martin Thoburn

Embark on this epic workout video remix by Aaron Valdez created for FUSE #2 - the interactive edition. This was screened with enthusiastic audience participation on May 2, 2014. You were simply not a celebrity in the 80s if you’re not in this cut. Grab your milk jugs and get ready!

FUSE #2 - Mobile Interactive Microcinema

FUSE #2 - Mobile Interactive Microcinema
co-hosted by Jen Proctor and Donald Harrison

On tap for the evening:
• The Puppetron, an interactive video installation by Vodo Jumato
• Participatory mash-up video work(out) by Aaron Valdez
• Videos exploring interactivity by Simon Tarr, Bryan Boyce & Matt Soar
• A choose-your-own video adventure by Jen Proctor
• Premiere of a video work by Donald Harrison created in collaboration with The Heidelberg Project for UMMA
• And more surprises in store!

Seating is limited to 30, but the space is open for additional standing room participants. Coffee, tea, pastries and popcorn will be available from 6 - 8pm. BYOB is A-O-K!

6pm - Doors open + The Puppetron
8pm - Video interactive begins

When: Friday, May 2nd from 6 - 10pm
Where: Roos Roast, 1155 Rosewood St, Ann Arbor
How: Pay what you can ($5-10 suggested donation)

Event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/236108529928709/?source=1

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Focusing on a Projector

FUSE mobile microcinema made a major step to starting its series in 2014 – purchase of a HD projector! After a lot of research (projector central = one great resource), advice from projector savvy friends (especially Tom Bray and Martin Thoburn) and much pro vs. con debating, the choice was an Epson PowerLite Home Cinema 2030 2D/3D 1080p 3LCD projector.

Working within the FUSE budget of $1,000 (thanks to the Ann Arbor Awesome Foundation), the Epson 2030 was purchased for $999 from B&H. Now to shift focus on what matters most - the content it shows.


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Welcome sign from the beta FUSE test event, June 8th, 2013. Approximately 50 people attended this screening of local films, preceded by the interactive installation “Moon Unit Face Pong” and refreshments. A pay-what-you-can/pass-the-hat generated $72, which will go to equipment purchase for future FUSE events (projector, mounting bracket).

Welcome sign from the beta FUSE test event, June 8th, 2013. Approximately 50 people attended this screening of local films, preceded by the interactive installation “Moon Unit Face Pong” and refreshments. A pay-what-you-can/pass-the-hat generated $72, which will go to equipment purchase for future FUSE events (projector, mounting bracket).