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Moving Images: An Introduction to Adobe Animate CC

Adobe Animate CC is an essential tool for artists who wish to create moving images for traditional video and film, experimental and web-based, interactive animation and media.

This course will cover the new potential and use of this newly refurbished and powerful visual media asset along with a hands-on in class use.

adobeanimatecc-900x472Dates: Saturday, June 10  (Noon-3pm)

Fees: $55 member / $75 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Murray Toews

 

About the instructor:

Murray’s creative work spans the disciplines and media of drawing, film, audio-art and analog hand-drawn animation. He received a BFA first class honours degree with a thesis in advanced drawing.

Murray utilizes a “process-driven” animation technique that creates rapidly animated shorts.

He curated “Animator/Re-Animator” with screenings in Canada and Japan and in 2009 he created a series of animated shorts for Manufacturing Malfunction 3.0.

In 2012, his animated short Thought Camera, Reel One: “Circus of Objects” was the official selection for the NSI Online Short Film Festival.

“10 Years Before Happiness” is his latest short hybrid animation film.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

 


Adobe Premiere Pro CC 2017 with Jaymez

This workshop will be an introduction to Adobe Premiere Pro, and will cover basic and alternative editing techniques, clip management, title creation and export and compression feature as well as integration into the Creative Cloud suite of products.  This workshop is for beginners and intermediate users but may also be helpful for people interested in switching over from Final Cut or Sony Vegas.

Adobe_.Premiere.Pro-hit2kDates: Tuesday, June 27  (6pm-10pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Jaymez

About the instructor:

With a multi-faceted and distinct visual style, jaymez has worked in the visual art, dance, theatre and music communities.   His video work has appeared in a number of international festivals, theatrical and dance productions and he has performed live video alongside dozens of musicians and artists.  jaymez is one half of the experimental voice and video duo The Gritty.  He currently sits on the board of Video Pool Media Arts Centre  and is the Technical Director of Cluster New Music and Integrated Arts Festival.  jaymez holds a BFA in Video from the University of Manitoba.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Intro to Audio Post-Production

Designed for audio artists and videographers just starting, this workshop will teach the basics of editing, mixing, and sound-design in software such as Logic X, Pro Tools, etc. We will cover exporting your project from Adobe Premiere and FCPX to .omf/.aaf formats, how to source royalty-free effects, noise-reduction and a ton of other very useful information to bring you film or video to the next level. Whether you plan to do your own audio post or just want to have a better understanding of how things work when you work with audio engineers this workshop is a must for everyone making movies.

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Dates: Tuesday, June 6  (6pm-10pm)

Fees: $60 member / $80 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Andy Rudolph

 

 

About the instructor:

Andy Rudolph is obsessed with sound. His work spans nearly all facets of audio creation including: musical composition, performance, interactive installations, audio engineering, post-production and most points in between. He has performed and exhibited around the world, garnering impressive reviews. He also serves as Video Pool’s Audio Tech & Education Coordinator and teaches a Digital Art class at Art City.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at  vped@videopool.org

Handwound Coils with Ken Gregory

Follow along with artist Ken Gregory as he presents the basics of creating  electro-magnetic coil transducers to use as a sound pick up,  or sound actuator. Everyone will build their own transducer to take away to use on their own projects. Basic theory, easy fabrication, demos of applications and experiments will be presented.  No prior electronics experience is required.
Keywords:  DIY, hand made, electronic, analog, sound art, noise, fun

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Dates: Saturday, June 24   (Noon to 5 pm)

Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 8 Participants

Instructor: Ken Gregory

Title: wind coil sound flow

Description:  sound/kinetic installation
Materials:  wood, paper, piano wire, electronics
Date: 2010
About the instructor:

Winnipeg artist Ken Gregory has been working with DIY interface design, hardware hacking, audio, video, and computer programming for over 25 years. His performance and installation work has shown publicly in Winnipeg, other parts of Canada and many international media and sound arts festivals. These works are presented in the form of gallery installations and live performances.  cheapmeat.net

Handwound Coils projects

http://cheapmeat.net/windcoilsoundflow.html

http://cheapmeatdreamsandacorns.blogspot.ca/2009/01/winnipeg-sound-machine.html

http://hackaweek.com/hacks/?p=180

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at vped@videopool.org.

Field Recording with Kelsey Braun

A Sonic Awareness…. Effective field recording is about learning how to listen. This hands-on workshop will teach participants the fine art of discovering and capturing sound in the field. We’ll explore 5 field recording units and an array of different microphones as we learn to really hear what’s coming through the headphones.

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Dates: Saturday, May 27 (12pm-5pm)

Fees: $65 member / $85 non-member / Plus GST

Location: Video Pool Studio (300 – 100 Arthur St.)

Limit: 6 Participants

Instructor: Kelsey Braun

 

About the instructor:

Kelsey Braun is an artist and technician in Winnipeg, never veering too far from the influence of sound in his work. Using gestures of field recording and occasional improvisation, Kelsey explores a variety of spaces through their sonic qualities. These documents find their way into single and multi-channel audio / video installation and stereo recording.

  • To sign up: call 204-949-9134 ext. 1 or visit our production facilities at unit 300, 100 Arthur St. Winnipeg, Manitoba.
  • For more information: Please contact the Education Coordinator at vped@videopool.org.

Poolside Gallery Launch Party

When: May 12 | 7pm to 1am+VP Seeded poster-FINAL copy
Where: 2nd Floor of Artspace – 100 Arthur Street

FINALLY, after nearly 35 years of supporting the development, exploration and dissemination of Winnipeg’s creative artistic practice, Video Pool Media Arts Centreannounces the opening of our very own POOLSIDE GALLERY, an intimate presentation venue for the creative exploration of media arts practices.

Come and celebrate with us at the May 12th launch where the techniques and aesthetics of media arts practices meet with the elements of the natural environment in the exhibition SEEDED. Music by DJ Ruthless.

What is POOLSIDE?
The POOLSIDE Media Art Gallery will be Winnipeg’s only gallery dedicated to contemporary media arts practices. It will provide local and visiting artists an intimate venue to showcase their work in a physical space. Located on the second floor of the Artspace building, POOLSIDE will be an important catalyst in the development of Manitoba’s media artists and will act as a social hub for community engagement, critical reflection and learning.

The name POOLSIDE comes from a publication created and developed at Video Pool Media Arts Centre from 1989-2009. Each book was a resource for artists, curators and historians and provided an opportunity for video and media artists to have their works highlighted. It’s exciting to turn that celebrated publication into a physical place where the audience can enjoy a more personal experience with the art.

How Will It Work?
POOLSIDE Gallery will provide a platform for the research and dissemination of exploratory practices in media art installations and events, and will act as an extension of Video Pool’s current facilities (Flex Studio, 5.1 Surround Suite, Tracking Studio, Isolation Booth, Electronics Lab, Temperature Controlled Archive). POOLSIDE will be made available to media artists to develop, disseminate and document media art installations and performances and host workshops for presenting artists to share information on the process and technologies that illustrate their curriculum.

If you wish to financially support POOLSIDE you can do so through Canada Helps, or by contacting VP at vpdirector@videopool.org


VUCAVU launches #EyesOnVU

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Streaming the best in Canadian film and video, VUCAVU is a new online platform featuring over 1000 titles, including over 150 titles from the Video Pool Media Arts Centre’s catalogue, with more being added every week. On Wednesday, February 15 VUCAVU launched its #EyesOnVU campaign which features themed programs guest-curated by a diverse group of Canadian artists and curators.

The #EyesOnVU/#EntreVU themed programs will be launched every second Wednesday until September. The programs are FREE to stream and include interviews with the curator.

VUCAVU is a bilingual video-on-demand service for the general public and a great resource for educators, researchers and curators. With works being added daily it is becoming a much sought-after sight for artists to feature their work and for programmers and educators to find works to screen.

As part of the #EyesonVU program IMAGES-IN-NATION: The True North curated by Patrice James of the Independent Filmmakers Co-operative of Ottawa, you can watch Manila Road by Fernando Dalayoan from the Video Pool Catalogue.

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For more info on VUCAVU please contact:

Jennifer Smith

Video Pool Distribution Coordinator

vpdist@videopool.org

204-949-9134 x.4


Video Pool Indigenous Youth Mentorship Program

The Indigenous Youth mentorship Program was a collaboration with Community Education Development Association (CEDA/Pathways).  Each participant was paired with a mentor from the arts community; Niki Little, Luther Alexander and Jackie Traverse to learn and create a video project.  This project was supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Artist and Community Collaboration grant.

Kyler Harper | Simulation | 5 minutes | 2016

Simulation is a short film about a hacker named Neil Spencer who can hack with a phone working alongside by Lindsay Swift a very smart secretary. The two of them try to get an upgrade to get promoted, but an ordinary man stops them with superior hacking skills then Neil.

Curtis Harper | Circle of Confusion | 3 minutes | 2016

Circle of Confusion is a short film about a young man lost in the forest.  He’s desperate and looks for a way out. While looking for a place to find home he finds an abandoned house; a vision quest based on longing for a good home.

Jaylene Storm and Winona Bearshield | Going With The Flow | 3 minutes | 2016

This collaborative work was made by Jaylene and Winona along with their mentor Jackie Traverse as an experimentation for their first film.  It was inspired by the city of Winnipeg and what surrounds them here, including pizza, indigenous artists, and Video Pool.

If you would like to screen these videos please contact the Distribution Coordinator Jennifer Smith at vpdist@videopool.org.


booklaunchMarshall McLuhan + Vilem Flusser’s Communications + Aesthetic Theories Revisited – Now Available Buy in person or online!

This first full length publication from Video Pool includes discussions on McLuhan and Flusser’s influence on media and communication theory as it applies to contemporary and new media art, film, philosophy and politics. The book will be of immediate interest to readers and researchers interested in: distributed consciousness and telematics; cinema and causality; collective evolution; media and theology; digital culture; Occupy Wall Street and other political movements; cybernetics; contemporary technological art; the ideologies of clinical practice; asemic writing; institutional critique and many other topics.


The Work of Shawna Dempsey and Lorri Millan - DVD

The work of Shawna Demspey & Lorri Millan – DVD

Available now from Video Pool!
Purchase right here online or in person

Offering utopic feminist visions and poignant popular culture remixes, the work of Lorri Millan and Shawna Dempsey is a call to action. This collection offers a selection Millan and Dempsey’s films—new historical accounts, social interventions, and cultural visions—that span their 25 year collaboration and engagement with Winnipeg’s tradition of independent cinema.

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