On this 4 hour workshop you’ll learn the fundamentals of the Chinese Internet aesthetic – Chinternet Ugly. You’ll learn about the online culture, its styles, techniques and processes whilst creating a video for our fictional Youku (YouTube) channel. Videos will finally be assembled into a Youku style webpage, referencing Maio Ying’s Chinternet Plus and its counterfeit ideologies.

You’ll be tasked with assembling a collection of gifs, pixel art, memes, and selfies. You’ll then process these using video software, learning the principles of experimental video editing and manipulation.

What you’ll learn

  • History of Chinternet Ugly and its artists
  • Video and image manipulation techniques
  • Assembling gifs into video software
  • Animating images through rotating, stretching, panning
  • Layering images and video using blending techniques

No former experience required! This workshop is suitable for ages 14 years and over. Please note all under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.